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Experience the Best of Southern Ohio: Ben's Happy Trails Near Serpent Mound, Hocking Hills, and More

Ben's Happy Tails horseback riding at main entrance

Welcome to Ben's Happy Trails, your ultimate destination for a relaxing and adventurous getaway in Southern Ohio. Offering an array of lodging options, including cozy cabins, well-equipped campsites, and a welcoming lodge, Ben's Happy Trails is perfectly situated near some of Ohio's most iconic attractions. 

Located close to the historical Serpent Mound, the scenic Hocking Hills, the recreational haven of Shawnee State Lodge & Campground, and the culturally rich Amish Country, our campground is the ideal base for your exploration. Enjoy the unique experience that makes Ben's Happy Trails the perfect spot for your next vacation.

camper set up at Ben's Happy trails

A Camping Getaway Near Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound is one of Ohio’s most fascinating historical landmarks, known for its unique snake-shaped mound that dates back to ancient times. This remarkable site located in Peebles, Ohio, holds significant cultural and historical value, attracting visitors from all over. When visiting Serpent Mound, make sure to take a guided tour to fully explore the 1,376-foot-long effigy mound and appreciate its historical significance.

Staying at Ben's Happy Trails offers the perfect complement to your visit. Located just 30 minutes away, our campground provides a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring Serpent Mound. Enjoy the relaxing environment, unwind by a campfire, and share your discoveries with friends and family in the comfort of our old-fashioned atmosphere.

Horse Riding & Campground Near Hocking Hills

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Hocking Hills is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, featuring hiking trails, waterfalls, and caves. Whether you're exploring the popular Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, or Ash Cave, the breathtaking landscapes are sure to leave you in awe. Popular activities include hiking, bird watching, and photography.

Ben's Happy Trails is conveniently located for those looking to explore Hocking Hills while enjoying a comfortable stay. After a day of hiking and exploring the natural wonders, return to our campground where you can relax in our cozy cabins or unwind by your campsite. 

Additionally, take advantage of our horse riding trails if you’re looking for horseback riding near hocking hills. Located just an hour away from Hocking Hills, we offer 1 hour, 1 ½ hour, and 2-hour trail rides. Whether you are an experienced horse rider or looking to ride for the first time, Ben’s Happy Trails can deliver any experience you’re after.

Horseback Trails & Riding Near Shawnee State Lodge & Campground

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Shawnee State Lodge & Campground is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering amenities such as fishing, boating, and hiking in Shawnee State Park. The park is often referred to as the "Little Smokies of Ohio" due to its picturesque, rolling hills and dense forests.

Ben's Happy Trails serves as an excellent attraction near Shawnee State Lodge. Just a short drive away, our campground enhances your visit with a variety of activities including horse riding and camping. 

Ideal for families and groups, Ben's Happy Trails provides a fun experience for everyone with scenic trail rides through the Shawnee State Forest and some of our own private trails.

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Horseback Riding and Attraction Near Ohio's Amish Country

Ohio's Amish Country is a unique destination where visitors can immerse themselves in the simple, traditional lifestyle of the Amish community. From visiting farms and markets to shopping for handcrafted goods, there’s plenty to see and do.

Ben's Happy Trails offers a wonderful lodging experience close to Amish Country. Stay in our rustic yet comfortable cabins, enjoy horse riding through scenic trails, and return to the charm of modern amenities. Our campground provides a perfect base for exploring Amish Country, allowing you to have a unique camping experience while immersing yourself in the traditional Amish lifestyle.

Planning Your Southern Ohio Trip

When planning your trip to Southern Ohio, consider a stay at Ben's Happy Trails for a convenient and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit:

  • Suggested Itineraries: Plan a weekend getaway that includes visits to Serpent Mound, Hocking Hills, Shawnee State Lodge, and Amish Country.

  • Booking Information: Visit our website to book your stay. Explore our special packages and deals for visitors planning to explore nearby attractions.

  • Contact Details: For more information or to make a reservation, contact us at (740) 372-2702 or visit our website.

Staying at Ben's Happy Trails offers you the unique advantage of enjoying a variety of Southern Ohio's attractions while experiencing the comfort and convenience of our campground. Book your stay today by calling and start exploring the hidden gems of Southern Ohio.

We look forward to welcoming you to the best campground in Southern Ohio!


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