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Barkcamp State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Barkcamp is sure to appeal to horse lovers. It’s not only got an equestrian campground, but it’s home to an extensive bridle-trail system. You can circle this entire park on horseback and take lots of side trips in between. If you really want to get into the mindset of an earlier time, check out the 1800s-era antique barn built by apple farmer Solomon Bentley or wander the paved trail through the pioneer village. Signs along the way explain what you are looking at and how they relate to the area’s history. Continue exploring the past at the nearby Belmont County Museum, an opulent twenty-six- room Victorian mansion. Get details at www .barnesvilleohio .com/belmontcountymuseum. You can also boat and fish here—117-acre Belmont Lake is open to canoes, kayaks, and boats with electric motors only—or swim. The park has an archery range and, in the fall, is especially popular with squirrel hunters."
--Bob Frye, Camping Ohio (Falcon Guides).
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