Local Attractions and Activites
Dundee Waterfalls. The Falls are within hiking distance of the camp, and are on public lands. Both the Upper and Lower Falls offer breathtaking scenic beauty, whether it be in the green coolness of summer, the stunning display of autumn color, the icy wonderland of winter, or in the pounding rush of the spring rains. Take a picnic lunch along and enjoy an afternoon at the Falls.
“The Rocks“. Enjoy the massive impression these huge rocks, left behind by the glaciers, make as they rise out of the woods. Groups enjoy the challenge of rock-climbing and rappelling. Getting to the top is well worth the challenge!
Hobo’s Cave. Hobo’s Cave, so named for the days when wanderers who were ’riding the rails’ on the nearby passing trains used it for a warm and dry place to sleep, is a favorite at Camp Buckeye. Not for the claustrophobic, the cave begins with a descent into a hole hidden in the side of a hill, and continues with a series of twists and turns before emerging on the other side. The cave is a fun adventure for all ages as it is impossible to become lost in the tunnel. The journey takes approximately 20 ’ 30 minutes, and old clothes and a bright flashlight are highly recommended!
Beach City State Wildlife Area. Sharing a border with the camp is this state protected wildlife area, home to deer, turkey, raccoons, and other creatures, and flora of many varieties. Noted inhabitants are a pair of bald eagles, who have chosen the area near the Beach City Dam as an ideal place to raise their young.
River Activities. A local canoe livery provides rentals for canoes, kayaks, and inner tubes for short, medium, and long as well as overnight treks (with primitive camping) down the Tuscarawas River. They also offer optional scavenger hunts and guided hiking along the Zoar towpath.
Historic Attractions. The camp is located within a 20-30 minute drive of historic attractions such as Zoar Village (Zoar), Fort Laurens (Bolivar), Schoenbrunn Village and the Trumpet in the Land outdoor drama (New Philadelphia), the Sugarcreek Swiss Village and annual Swiss Festival (1st weekend in October in Sugarcreek), McKinley Monument and Museum/Discover World, and the First Ladies Library (both Canton).
Other Activities. Local offerings include quality golf courses, the nostalgic Lynn Drive-In (one of the last drive-in movie theaters in America), a weekly outdoor flea market, indoor auction houses for both livestock and household goods, and several antique venues. Of particular interest is the large local Amish community and the accompanying quilt, woodworking, and other artisan shops and famous restaurants, as well as the prominent cheese making industry with its delicious factory tours! It is typical to encounter a horse-drawn Amish buggy on the back roads near the camp. Life is truly simpler here.