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It’s time to get a little zany in Zanesville, OH. Okay, it is still a little Ohio town, but they did make headlines when zoo animals sadly were set loose a few years ago shutting down the whole area. If you were to book a luxury RV rental in Zanesville, you may not see monkeys swinging through the trees while driving down I-70, but you’ll more than likely have a wild time nonetheless.

Zanesville’s start was a slow one, even becoming a stop on the Underground Railroad until the area met an economic boom in the 1950s. Popularity increased as many large factories opened thus creating job opportunities for anyone willing to call it home. With the Muskingum and Licking Rivers nearby for hydraulic energy, Zanesville was a soon populated and popular city with Columbus to the east and Cambridge to the west. You ought to consider a Zanesville motorhome rental and explore the area for an unexpectedly grand time.

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The Great Outdoors

Ohio might have a reputation for being a rather flat state, but coming to Zanesville with your RV rental will leave you with quite a few wilderness areas if you’d prefer to get out when the weather allows. Just within the city, you’ll find plenty of walking paths along the Muskingum River. With many locks and dams accessible, the town has set up small public parks nearby. Pack up a picnic and watch the port in action.

One larger forest expanse won’t take you far from Zanesville. Just four miles north lays Powelson Wildlife Area. Originally this area was strip-mined for coal but is now 2000+ acre preserve. Visitors can fish and hunt on property with proper licenses, or just hike around to get a feel for the Ohio habitats.

Also in Muskingum County is Blue Rock State Forest. Before being acquired by the state, Blue Rock was lower quality farmland. With careful planning, the land bloomed and is one of Ohio’s most productive forests, drawing in crowds every day. Hike or ride through the 26 miles of trails.

Travel a bit further out and follow the Licking River to Licking County’s Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. Home to the famed natural limestone formation Black Hand, Blackhand Gorge boasts Ohio’s only biking trail within its nature preserve system and is riddled with history if you know where to look. And, when you’re done meandering through the trees, you’ll be able to find more local history by pointing your RV rental back towards Zanesville.

RV Parks

If you’re anticipating a true camping experience, cruising through Zanesville with a rental RV may just satiate the need. There are quite a few options just within town as well as surrounding towns within Muskingum County depending on your vacation checklist.

Whether enjoying a travel trailer rental from Zanesville with your family, friends, or by yourself, the following overnight prospects are friendly to all. Wolfie’s Campground has full hookups for RVs and is known for their onsite offerings with fun at their core. Friendly Hill’s Camp and Conference Center strives for a community feel. All their RV sites offer full hookups and access to all available amenities including hiking, sports areas, swimming pool, and playground. So, when mom and dad need a break from the action, the kids can still play.

Exploring the City

Downtown Zanesville is a lovely place to take a gander. You’ll notice two immediate landmarks of the area: the Y-shaped bridge and the Muskingum County Courthouse. Even Amelia Earhart is quoted for noticing the bridge from the air; the unique shape allows easy distribution of traffic. The courthouse is a spectacular piece of architecture, and it’s bell manufactured by the same company as the Liberty Bell.

As you stroll around town, you may notice art sprinkled throughout. The local art scene in Zanesville is popping. The first Friday of each month is a celebration of the local artists and a way for them to display their work. So, if you happen to be in town with your RV rental during one of these first Fridays, this is a fun event to interact with the locals. And, if you won’t be around, you’ll be happy to learn of several art galleries featuring the work of these artists.

For a night on the town, even with kids in tow, hit up the local hot spot brewery in town, just ask the locals for directions. The taproom holds the longest brewery legacy in Zanesville being open since the end of the Prohibition. The family-friendly environment serves their own brew alongside handcrafted pizza. Sip and munch while the soothing flow of the river and lively chatter carry you deep into the night.

If you are seeking an amazing midwestern Ohio town to relax in, consider a travel trailer rental in Zanesville. Watch a sunset, enjoy some local cuisine, hang out at the campground and marvel in the landscape. Rent a camper rental in Zanesville, OH and hit the road exploring the Buckeye State!

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


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