From the region’s three international airports (Columbus CMH, Dayton DAY, and Greater Cincinnati CVG) or main interstate highways (I-70, I-71, and I-75), you’ll connect quickly and easily to our Ancient Ohio Trail routes and destinations.

Along with this website, an essential companion is the comprehensive, multi-page DeLorme Ohio Atlas and Gazetteer, available at online or regional booksellers. Many of our route descriptions depend on its detailed maps for successful navigation. Most are also searchable on map and navigation software, though not always reliably.

We feature three main towns to use as bases: Granville, Chillicothe, and Lebanon. Excursion routes stretch from and between these points. These itineraries suggest many opportunities to extend, deepen, and customize your travel throughout the region.

Our Sites and Routes lead you to over sixty mounds, earthworks, and other sites evoking the Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient cultures in the region. You can prioritize your travels and plan a customized adventure through Ohio Valley Antiquity – a rewarding journey lasting from one to twenty days, or more.




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