Road Trip Destinations Near Hilliard

Vacation Safely and Explore Something New

Last year, many vacation plans were canceled or put on hold, with travel restrictions and the necessity of staying at home. In 2021, travel is still likely to be limited, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away. A road trip to an outdoor destination is a great option for a safe, fun vacation that’s easy on the budget and offers a nice change of scenery. 

When you live at The Pointe – Hilliard, you’ve got an array of road trip-worthy destinations not far from home. These are just a few of them: 

Cuyahoga Valley National Park 

About a two-hour drive from Hilliard, Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers more than 125 miles of hiking trails, as well as winter sports, fishing, bike trails, kayaking/canoeing, and more. The park has more than 32,000 acres to explore, where you can find waterfalls (including the 65-foot tall Brandywine Falls), rolling hills, and, of course, The Cuyahoga River.

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, about an hour’s drive from Hilliard, is a great road trip destination for cyclists, hikers, and those who just want to admire Ohio’s natural beauty. Featuring the only paved bike trail in Ohio’s state nature preserve system, Blackhand Gorge’s trail system will lead you through some of Ohio’s most breathtaking scenery, including seasonal waterfalls, abandoned railway tunnels, and the splendor of the gorge itself.

Get Out on the River

Once the spring arrives, a canoe, kayak, or rafting trip is a great way to really enjoy the outdoors from a slightly different perspective: on the water. Novices and experts alike can find a trip or tour that’s right for them, from a lazy drift down the river to a more active workout. Several area rental and tour companies offer river outings, including:

If you’re planning to travel in 2021, make sure your trip is insured and that you know the refund policy for any rentals or reservations. Before your trip, call ahead to confirm availability and any closure information. 

Enjoy Coming Home

The Pointe is Hilliard’s best choice for apartment living. Our pet-friendly apartment community features spacious, modern apartments, upscale amenities, private patios and balconies, and a convenient location with easy access to Columbus. Call us at (614) 845-6907 to schedule your visit and see all that The Pointe has to offer. 

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Feb 22