If you’re looking for outdoor adventures, Huntington is right down the road and will fulfill all of your adventure-seeking needs. A simple 25-minute drive from North Manchester, Huntington is perfect for camping, hiking, and even zip lining! Let our outdoor adventure begin….
Our first stop was the Kil-So-Quah State Recreation Area. Kil-So-Quah is home to the J. Edward Roush Lake, a 900-acre lake rich in Native American history. This lake provides the perfect atmosphere for camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and other water-related activities. The lake is also surrounded by 7,600 acres of land, which offer year-round outdoor adventures. During the summer, the Kil-So-Quah campground charges $4 Monday-Thursday and $5 Friday-Sunday, per vehicle. For a close-to-campus getaway, this price was perfect for our not-so-deep pockets.
If you’re craving an outdoor adventure with a little bit more thrill, grab a group of friends, and travel to Zip Timber Lake. Though suspending and zip lining was a little too thrilling for your tour guides, we’ve heard that this fun, beautiful tour is sure to cure a hunger for thrill! Zip Timber Lake is even including night canopy tours as well. Check out the link for more information.
In need of a caffeine buzz, we decided to visit Four Cups of Coffee. Located on the outskirts of downtown, Four Cups of Coffee doesn’t only provide delicious beverages, they are also a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the Huntington community — one cup of Joe at a time. All of the baristas are volunteers and are committed to serving the community. They serve specialty coffees of all kinds, ensuring that there is a little something caffeinated for everyone.
Other local favorite food places include:
- The Berg
- Nick’s Kitchen
- Pizza Junction
- Brick House Grill
- Los Amigos Mexican Restaurants
Our trip to Huntington was fun and adventurous. While off the beaten path, we were able to learn a lot about Huntington and how great it is to have a relaxing getaway, without actually being too far away.