A Getaway for the Boys

It’s a primal call that harkens to a man’s soul. It is the call of the untamed, adventurous, great outdoors. Guernsey County’s plethora of woodlands, lakes, streams, and challenging golf courses make it the ideal spot for a manly man’s getaway.

Any manly man’s retreat demands great grub. Before checking in to a hotel or cabin, before unloading the truck or SUV, you have to get to the Downtown Arena, the premier sports bar in Cambridge. This local spot features flat screen TVs, great food and service, along with live music.

Eagle Rock Lodge is situated on 700 acres of private property known for its rolling hills and natural beauty. Expect to be in awe from the time you drive up the lane and amazed when you enter the lodge. With 25-ft. ceilings, this lodge is big, open and perfect for groups up to 12. You will find hiking trails and a floating dock anchored to the shoreline of a large pond, providing the perfect spot to fish in private. Oh, but for those that need to feel the dew on their brow or welcome the sunrise from their sleeping bag, then the Seneca Lake Campground will provide your clan the rustic setting you are seeking. If you go RVing, the Spring Valley Campground offers the creature comforts of a home-away-from-home.

Whether you’re waiting for the fish to bite, or in hot pursuit of the perfect golf score…Guernsey County’s got game. Cast your reel at Ohio’s third largest lake, Seneca Lake, right here in our backyard. Consisting of 3,550 acres of water, Seneca Lake is best known for channel catfish, flathead catfish, bullheads, white bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch and walleye. Fishing from shoreline or boat is permitted, though there is a 399-horsepower limit for boat motors on the lake. Boats are available for rental at Seneca Marina.

Another great fishing opportunity is through a membership at the Wilds, an innovative wildlife conservation center. In partnership with Mad River Outfitters, a fly-fishing shop and guide service, the Wilds offers an exclusive fly-fishing experience on some of the 150 lakes and ponds teeming with huge bass, bluegill and catfish. The Wilds sits on 14 square miles of reclaimed mine land that is now home to rare and endangered species from Asia, Africa, and North America. Visitors may also enjoy a Safari Transport tour through the open-range animal areas, horseback riding, and ziplining.

With names like Salt Fork State Park, Seneca Lake, and the Wilds…you’ll have plenty of trophy stories to take home.