Just over 1000 acres, nearby Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful setting replete with scenic inlets laden with the American Lotus water lily. Swimming, fishing, sailing and canoeing are popular on the lake and draw recreation lovers from the entire county. Hiking trails encourages wandering through the park’s mature woodlands. The park offers some of the finest fossil hunting areas in the world because of its location near the Cincinnati Arch, an uplifting of bedrock that occurred during the Appalachian Mountains' building process. Hikers and birders will enjoy the white swamp forest at the Culberson State Nature Preserve nearby. There are many youth-oriented sports programs through the local school system available for baseball, football, soccer, tennis, basketball, to name a few.