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The goal of (Mid) Western Second Hand is to give you quality fashion that’s affordable. This unique store aims to provide you with an enjoyable and efficient shopping experience, in-store and online, that will keep you coming back time and again. Explore western-style boots, hats, apparel, accessories, home décor, and more.

This shop is located in Somerset, Ohio, which is 30 minutes or less from Buckeye Lake.

Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Home of the Thornville Backwoods Fest, the Barn at the Backwoods is an event venue located in Perry County and is located just 10 minutes south of Buckeye Lake.

Offering professional staff with a casual atmosphere, and a fully licensed food and alcohol facility with over 10,000 square feet of floor space, The Barn at the Backwoods has everything for your special day.  With catering options, an in-house DJ, minister services, and cake and bakery services, this rustic venue is the perfect setting to say, “I do!”

Learn more about booking your special event at the Barn at the Backwoods.

The Barn on the Hill is a versatile venue to make your wedding celebration an event to remember!  Operating from April to November, the barn is perfect for wedding parties of up to 150 guests and is located just 40 minutes east of Columbus, Ohio.  Host your wedding day in a beautiful, natural setting with scenic views on this 35-acre property.

Learn more about booking your special day at the Barn on the Hill.

Gallery features colorful and vibrant work by local artists, with exhibits changing monthly. Join us for a class, craft night, or exhibit opening.

Visit the Buckeye Lake Museum for the largest collection of Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia and learn more about the lake’s beautiful history.


The Charles Holliday Bridge was the last one standing in Walnut Township. Built in the late 1890s by J.W. Buchanan, it originally crossed over Walnut Creek on Lake Road. The 96-foot multiple Kingpost span was reconstructed in 1982 at its current location on the Millersport Lions Club Sweet Corn Festival Grounds. To explore all 15 of Fairfield County’s covered bridges, click this link to access the Fairfield County Covered Bridge Trail Guide.

Welcome to Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch, located less than 10 minutes south of Buckeye Lake!  Enjoy a night in the 22-foot spacious tipi with a comfortable queen platform bed for your convenience.  As a certified Wildlife Habitat and Monarch Way Station, take in the natural beauty of the 50+ year-old farm!  On the land, you’ll find bison, honeybees, chickens, and peafowl, plus a plethora of bird species, butterflies, and wildflowers.

The ranch is close to several restaurants, wineries, breweries, and recreational areas!  Spend a day kayaking, canoeing, biking, and golfing around the lake, and then relax at this natural oasis by the firepit.

Learn more at and book this unique stay.

808 W Main St, Hebron, OH, United States, Ohio

Clay’s Cafe is a restaurant in Hebron, Ohio that offers a variety of classic American foods like pizza, subs, burgers, salads, and more. The restaurant also offers an extensive menu of ice cream flavors and treats. Designed like a classic diner, you won’t want to miss out on this local favorite in Hebron.

Epicerie et les Fleurs is a European-style bistro and market located in Somerset, Ohio, which is just 30 minutes or less from Buckeye Lake. The daily menu focuses on paninis, baguettes, salads, and soups. The restaurant also routinely offers dinner and lunch specials. Epicerie et les Fleurs offers wines, beers, charcuterie, and cheese.

Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Serving Perry’s Ice Cream, enjoy this locally-owned ice cream shop in the Village of Somerset, offering a myriad of ice cream flavors and a food menu with daily specials!

Looking for the perfect gift? Stop by Gypsy Hawaii Boutique where you will find ocean-inspired jewelry from Hawaii, crystals, stones, seashell decorations, one-of-a-kind paintings, artisan tie dyes, handmade soaps, and much more!

The boutique is located in Somerset, Ohio, which is 30 minutes or less from Buckeye Lake.

Monday: Closed.

Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Harbor Hills Country Club where golf isn’t just a game, it’s an enjoyable adventure. Nestled within one of many Buckeye Lake’s serene residential communities, Harbor Hills Country Club is open to the public and offers golfers a scenic view of the lake, pristine course conditions, fast greens and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

Enjoy a wide range of ice cream flavors, sundaes, shakes, and cones, as well as a long menu of food options including hot dogs, fries, fried pickles, and more at this locally-owned ice cream shop in Hebron, Ohio.

Sitting at the crossroads of State Routes 13 and 22, Java-13 brings coffee, gelato and more to Buckeye Lake.  Enjoy your latte on the porch of the revived home-turned cafe or shop the upstairs boutique full of local vendors!

This shop is located 30 minutes or less from Buckeye Lake in Somerset, Ohio.

Buckeye Lake

Lake Life Shuttle Service is a new transportation service providing rides in the Hebron, Thornville, and the Buckeye Lake region.

Prices as of Jan 2023: $10.00 per person per trip, up to 4 people per trip. Lake Life Shuttle Service also provides an all-day shuttle service during Winterfest: $10.00 per trip, or an all-day unlimited ride ticket for $40.00

Hours: 2PM-Midnight, cash and credit cards are accepted.

2240 Refugee Street
The Celebrations Banquet Hall barn is available with maximum comfortability of 100 guests indoors (large concrete patio outside main floor also), for gatherings during the weekdays from 8:30am – 11:00 pm.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday are usually reserved for weddings or large functions from 8:30 am – midnight (other arrangements are possible during our first year). Weekends have different terms & contract.
We offer a large partial kitchen with 2 refrigerators, microwave, coffee pot, steamer, plug ins for crock pots and a 3-bay sink.
​We are a BYOB center. We do have a bar & bartender for your use. We do not purchase or sell any alcohol.
Reservations are open to everyone.
Buckeye Lake

Do you need a ride, designated driver, airport shuttle, or shuttle service for a private event? The Ohio Party Bus/Lake Area Transport Services offers a wide variety of transportation services in the Buckeye Lake area and surrounding communities. They offer easy payment options and fast, friendly service.

Need a nice, cold refresher after a hot day at the lake? Perrydise Frozen Yogurt offers a variety of tasty frozen yogurt flavors and toppings along with boba tea and lemonade!  Chill on the village of Somerset’s square and enjoy something sweet!
1120 North High Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Situated in Rising Park – one of the crown jewels of the Lancaster Parks System – and rising high above the city, you will find Mt. Pleasant.  Formerly home to a variety of Native American activities, the site is now widely recognized as one of the best overlooks in the region.  This Blackhand sandstone relief rises almost 300 feet above the city of Lancaster.  It is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.

Serving Baltimore, Ohio since 1959, visit this locally-owned ice cream and sandwich shop with a friendly atmosphere and ample seating.  Find a full menu including burgers, paninis, salads, and sides, and then top it off with a sweet treat including soft serve cones, smoothies, flurries, and more!

Good food, good friends, good times!  Offering breakfast and lunch, Shannon’s Pit Stop is a locally-owned, family restaurant with delicious homecooked food you won’t want to miss!

W Bank Road NE

Smith Girl Arts Gallery is home to the artwork of watercolorist, Gayla Smith. The Gallery is adorned with Gayla’s original paintings and museum quality prints. Note cards, stickers and a variety of stocking stuffers will also be available. Come experience the energy, color & warmth of the holiday season at Smith Girl Arts Gallery! In-person shopping by appointment only

Create and celebrate art at the Somerset Artists’ Co-Op!  Located south of Buckeye Lake, enjoy stained glass, drawing, painting, pottery and more. Shop products from local artists or sign up for a class today and enjoy some time away learning a new art form!

This shop is located in Somerset, Ohio, which is 30 minutes or less from Buckeye Lake.

Family-owned and operated, Strong & Co. brings a unique menu to the south side of the lake!  Enjoy the modern, urban-esque feel of the restaurant in the middle of the historic village of Somerset.  Grab a seat on their outdoor patio during the warmer months or enjoy a full bar with local Ohio brews inside!