Safe Things To Do During Covid Ohio - Cherry Valley Hotel
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Sep. 2022



Sep. 2022





Play It Safe Activities

Opportunities abound for safely soaking in all Cherry Valley Hotel and the Granville area has to offer. Enjoy our top picks for ways to play is safe when you visit Granville.

Want even more fun? Check out all the events we have in store for guests and locals alike! Check out the full calendar of area events here.

Buckeye Lake

Located 10 minutes from the hotel, Buckeye Lake provides a day full of fun in the sun. Buckeye Lake was once the site of an amusement park. While the park is long gone, Buckeye Lake remains a destination for family-friendly fun. The recently completed Buckeye Lake dam is a perfect spot for sunset bike ride or jog. Set sail on the lake with a canoe, kayak or pontoon rental from Buckeye Lake Boat Rental. Looking for a more adventurous way to enjoy the water? Try waterskiing, paddle boarding or tubing, the options are endless at Buckeye Lake.


World-class cycling lives here. Licking County is home to over 40 miles of multi-use trails. Our hills challenge even the most seasoned of cyclists (Pelotonia’s annual charity event even comes through Granville). Everyone pedals around these parts, from leisurely enthusiasts who come for the scenery to weekend warriors who come to break a sweat. To take in the scenery, try the tree-lined Thomas J Evans trail. For something to get your heart rate up, look no further than the Ride to Gambier.


Some of the best days are spent doing nothing at all. Cherry Valley sits on acres of quiet, lush Ohio countryside. Flowering cherry trees and indigenous flora line our gardens, fountains and walking paths, providing for a tranquil afternoon or evening under the stars. Each guest room has its own private patio or balcony with wrought iron tables and chairs, perfect for enjoying morning coffee and a pastry from the Granville pantry. In cooler months, you’ll find quiet, out of the way nooks with comfy chairs in the lobby and around the property to spend time cozying up with a good book and glass of wine. Backyard lawn games like life-size connect four or corn hole are also available. Evenings are best spent by one of our fire pits roasting s’mores or enjoying a glass of champagne.


If golf is your thing, the greens are plentiful in Licking County. The Denison Golf Club is an easy 10 minutes from the hotel and regularly hosts tournaments and outings. A Donald Ross design, the award-winning course dates back to 1925 and is known as one of the best courses in Midwest Ohio…just watch the sand bunkers (they’re everywhere). The Virtues Golf Club is also minutes away. The Arthur Hills-designed championship course boasts awards from Golfweek and Golf Digest and features some of the best views around as well as instruction for juniors. For a complete list of nearby golf courses, call our Concierge at 740-788-1200.

And these are just a few!  We’re full of ideas for you. For more information on any of these local treasures – or for more ways you can play it safe at Cherry Valley – contact our Concierge at 740-788-1200.