About an hour's drive from Cincinnati, Adams County is the image of small town America and chances are you will know everyone by name. Visit the prairies that once covered Ohio or wander through the shops of the Amish community.
Adams County is rich in natural areas; Manchester`s Ohio River location lends itself to recreational boating and fishing. Numerous lakes, state forests, parks and preserves are just waiting for the outdoor lover to come explore. The Edge of Appalachia Preserve covers 12,000 acres of woodlands and is drawing national attention for its scenic beauty.
Traverse the back roads to see the Adams County Barn Quilt Project, or visit a world-renowned site for jet engine testing at the General Electric Peebles Test Operation site. Adams County may be best known for Serpent Mound – the largest serpent effigy in the United States.
The Olde Wayside Inn which was built in 1804 is one of the oldest buildings in Adams County and is the oldest standing inn in Ohio that is still in use. Numerous important dignitaries stayed at this inn, including Kentucky Senator Henry Clay and President Andrew Jackson. The building has provided housing and food to travelers since its founding. New residents looking for the charm of small town life will find the pastoral charms of Adams County just may woo them to stay.