Directory Harbor Hills

Harbor Hills, a development of beautiful homes on the northeastern shore was started in 1922 by Harry Freeman, a Columbus realtor. Homes were built on the hilly property and a nine-hole golf course was put in with the 7th green beside the Lake. Harbor Hills also featured a polo field that was a scant 18 inches higher than nearby Buckeye Lake, keeping the ground in soft condition. The field, owned by Dr. Clyde Reed, was rented for $1 a year. Matches were played on Sunday afternoons as spectators lined the sides of the field and riders came from throughout central Ohio. Preserving the history of the polo era are photos, balls, clubs and saddles on display at the Buckeye Lake Historical Museum, donated by Bill Gochenbach who, along with his son, played the game. Today, Harbor Hills offers visitors a fine public golf course with beautiful lake views from several vantage spots along the course.

Licking Township – Easily accessed via state highway or interstate freeway, Licking Township includes portions of the east and northeast shore of Buckeye Lake and Route 40 (the old “National Road”) runs through its length. As one of the first townships in Licking County, its rolling hills and beautiful, honest, country character are a rare treat. That beauty is enhanced by the famous Dawes Arboretum, home to rare and varied plant species from small and delicate to towering trees. Licking Township recently built a spacious and modern fire station, serving the community with professional, rapid emergency response. For visitors, there are several golf courses, a major concert venue (Legend Valley), and restaurants both inland and on the shore of Buckeye Lake. Licking Township is dedicated to staying green and preserving its charming rural character while welcoming visitors, residents, and businesses. Learn more about Licking Township online by visiting

Source: Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce