Adventure Outdoors Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 122

Zanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio Zanesville-Muskingum County boasts a landscape ideal for recreation. From relaxed horseback rides to intensifying challenges for your body and mind, the area has it all. Visit the Wilds, one of North America’s largest wildlife conservation centers and take a Safari Tour, go zip-lining or go on a Horseback Safari. The Wilds is also a host of the Spartan Race. Many visitors flock to Muskingum County to golf at our wonderful courses, some of which are nationally known including The Virtues Golf Club (formerly Longaberger Golf Club) and EagleSticks Golf Club. Both are ranked in the top ten public courses in Ohio by Golfweek Magazine. The beautiful landscape of Muskingum County also makes for a scenic ride on our recreational and mountain bike trails that can offer a leisurely ride or a more intense mountain bike ride. The expansive forests provide for beautiful and bountiful state and city parks featuring a variety of sports, fun playgrounds and gorgeous hiking trails. Experience the best fishing and boating opportunities that Ohio has to offer in the wondrous waters created by the rolling hills and deep valleys of Muskingum County. Dillon Lake and the Muskingum River are both excellent places to enjoy boating and fishing. In addition, there are many lakes at the Wilds that can be accessed by participating in their Fishing Safaris. Local guide service is also available. Hunters are attracted to Muskingum County as it is one of the top deer hunting counties in Ohio with over 7,800 deer harvested and over 400 trophy bucks. Fortunately for hunters, the area has plenty of public land to accompany the great deer numbers. Your next outdoor recreation destination should be Zanesville-Muskingum County, Ohio. Adventure awaits you! 120 Summer 2016 Adventure Outdoors