The Eastern Ohio Lake Region is the perfect location for vacationers seeking outdoor recreation such as boating, fishing and hiking.

3Surrounded by the rolling hills of Carroll and Tuscarawas counties, Atwood Lake is conveniently located between small towns and large cities, providing the perfect backdrop for your vacation.

For those seeking to reconnect with nature, Atwood Lake offers a great experience with its low-horsepower boating. Take out the sailboat and let the wind guide your adventure or sit back and relax on a pontoon boat. Fishermen enjoy tossing a line to catch a variety of fish and two public launch ramps provide easy access onto the water. A swimming beach with water toys to entertain the kids and hiking trails are also available to experience nature first hand.

Have no fears if you are “boating challenged.” Fishing and pontoon boats rentals are available at  both the East and West Atwood Lake Marinas. Grab a bite to eat at Lighthouse Bistro and The Dock restaurants overlooking the water at the marinas. The Atwood Deli has what you need to pack a lunch. Be soothed by the water as you sit on the balcony during your stay at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast. Those wanting to spend the night under the stars can enjoy RV or primitive camping at Atwood Lake Park, which hosts events throughout the year.

Feeling adventurous?  Try your hand at clay target shooting at Upland Valley Sporting Clays or zip lining at Wood’s Tall Timber Resort. 4

There is no better way to end the day than to watch the sunset reflected on the water as you sip wine at Al-Bi Winery or enjoy local entertainment at nearby School House Winery or Casella Winery. You can also take the family for a cool treat at the Atwood Dairy Bar or Dellroy Drive-In.

For more information about activities on the east side of Atwood Lake visit www.carrollcountyohio.com. Heading to the Westside? www.traveltusc.com. For information about Atwood Lake Park or to make a reservation, visit www.mwcd.org .