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Madison County is Filled with Incredible Outdoor Recreation!

The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails is an organization that is passionate about the bike paths in and around Madison County. This dedicated group of volunteers’ primary goal has been to complete and maintain the critical link of the Ohio to Erie trail that runs through Madison County.

Our Trails

The Ohio to Erie Trail stretches over 300 miles across Ohio, from Cincinnati to Cleveland, using land formerly occupied by railroads and canals. The trail, which passes through Madison County can be broken down into segments, with each segment offering special scenery and activities for people to enjoy:

You can also learn more about hiking Madison County’s Parks and Nature Preserves but visiting TrekOhio, a list of parks and preserves managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies. It includes a collection of activities and facilities available at various parks.


Our Parks

Accessibility… it’s what you have when you are in Madison County. Whether you are interested in biking on the Ohio to Erie Trail or enjoying natural resources like the Darby Creek Nature Preserve or the Smith Cemetary Nature Preserve, you will find many great opportunities here.

Some of the most beautiful parks are in and around Madison County. Our parks range from picnic tables and playgrounds to boating, hiking, and camping. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here!

Madison County Ohio is truly a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor fun!

Madison County’s Historic Arts & Culture Scene

Madison County’s Historic Arts & Culture Scene

There is no need to travel to Paris for arts and culture…We’ve got it all right here in Madison County Ohio!


There is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than visiting one of Madison County’s coffee shops for either work or pleasure. Walk into any one of these establishments and you are instantly greeted with the intense aroma of roasted coffee. A perfect way to start your day, or finish it. Ah, The simple things in life.

London Coffee Peddler
Vallery's Farmhouse Bakery
Red Hen Cafe & Bakery
Coffee Connections of Plain City
The Daily Buzz
Two Hands Coffee and Creative Studio.

Art Galleries

Appreciation of art is like fine wine – so many varieties and intracies that tease the mind. If you happen to be visiting London, be sure to stop by the Relevant Co. Art Gallery. From pottery , glass and wood to canvas paintings and mixed media, let your eyes behold the creativity and expression of many talented artists.

In addition, you can visit the London Visual Arts Guild for monthly exhibits, classes, open studio time, writers and illustrators group, and so much more!


Madison County is home to eleven nationally registered historic places. The stories behind the origins of this part of Ohio are incredibly fascinating. As you visit Madison County, be sure to stop by our Historic Downtown Districts, or visit Madison County’s Historical Society and Plain City Historical Society for a tour of the rich history of these areas.

Madison County’s Historic Arts & Culture Scene


Something for Everyone in Madison County!

Madison County offers plenty of entertainment to keep you busy and having fun! From the fairgrounds, to festivals, bowling and movies – we’ve got you covered. Take a look at some of our most popular venues.

Madison County Fairgrounds

The Madison County Fair is the showcase of local entertainment, exhibits and competition. Each July they present the best the county has to offer at the historic fairgrounds, a 40-plus acre complex featuring modern and historic buildings. The very first fair of the Madison County Agricultural Society took place in 1853 – organized by a group of community leaders who wanted to focus attention on the fine livestock and products of the area.

London State Theater

This isn’t just any movie theater, it’s a step back in time! If you have not yet been to the London State Theater, definitely put this on your “to do” list. The State theater opened on December 25, 1936 with Joe E Brown in “Earth Work Tractors”. It stayed open until 2010 when it was closed because of lack of funds. In 2015, Rob Treymore, a previous Journalist, took ownership and invested thousands to revitalize this gem of a theater.

The London State Theater also serves food, wine and beer – straight to your seat, while watching your flick.


Plan Your Next Event in Beautiful Madison County!

Only fifteen miles outside Columbus, and within an hour or two of all Ohio’s major metropolitan centers, Madison County’s conference party and meeting facilities are easily accessible for anyone in your business, family, or organization. In addition, we have several lodging facilities within Madison County, or choose to stay in nearby Dublin, Hilliard, Grove City, or Springfield.

Plan Your Next Event in Beautiful Madison County!

If you are looking to rent an outdoor shelter house, look no further than right here at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center. We have a large covered shelter house with many tables, grills, restrooms, plenty of open space, parking, and a short, easy hiking trail in the woods behind. Great for graduation parties, birthday parties, family reunions and other gatherings!

Click the button below, or give us a call at 740-852-2250 to inquire on pricing or secure a reservation!

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