We are proud to be part of the Adams County community. As you plan your stay at Hawks View Cabins, you will find a wide variety of attractions and activities. We are located one hour East of Cincinnati, minutes from State Route 32. This makes an excellent base from which to explore all that Adams County has to offer. If you are interested in ancient history, you find the world-class attraction, Serpent Mound. If you are looking for a scenic drive, the Quilt Barn Trail will take you across the county and is an example of modern day folk art. You can also go looking for covered bridges and see picturesque farms at every turn. We are also just minutes from a growing Amish community at Wheat Ridge where you can visit bakeries, purchase furniture and various other goods, and see horse drawn buggies. In addition, you will find several interesting shops specializing in antique and primitives.If you love country music we are just minutes from The Red Barn Convention center.  If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will find boating, hiking, bird watching, hunting, and fishing opportunities. Activities abound at any of the six state nature preserves, Ohio River, Scenic Ohio Brush Creek, two state forests, the 14,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, a National Wildlife Refuge, and the 4300 acre Tranquility Wildlife Area. We hope that you will enjoy your stay in beautiful Adams County!


Great Serpent Mound

Located just a few miles from the Homestead. The Great Serpent Mound is a 1,330-foot (410 m)-long, three-foot-high prehistoric effigy mound located on a plateau of the Serpent Mound crater along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio. Maintained within a park by the Ohio Historical Society, it has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of Interior. The Serpent Mound of Ohio was first reported from surveys by Ephraim Squire and Edwin Davis in their historic volume Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, published in 1848 by the newly founded Smithsonian Museum. Researchers have attributed construction of the mound to three different prehistoric indigenous cultures.

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Keim Amish Family Market and Deli.

Just a few miles from the John T. Wilson homestead. Keims Amish bakery and goods is a real treat to visit. Plan to visit for lunch and eat outside on the picnic benches under the trees. Keims also offers lots of other goods, such as handcraft furniture, baking goods, bird houses ect. Located on the southeast corner of SR32 and Burnt Cabin Rd. Offering home baked goods, bulk foods, deli, storage barns, gazebos, and indoor and outdoor furniture.

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Miller’s Amish Bakery, Bulk Food and Furniture

The Miller Brothers are continuing the family tradition of 30 years by providing the best possible Amish baked goods, Amish-made furniture and Amish bulk foods. This Amish family-owned business attracts folks from hundreds of miles away to their southwest Ohio location. The furniture store alone has 34,000 square feet under one roof and more outside, not to mention the separate building for the bakery and another for the bulk foods. Together, the Millers have 300 acres of Amish country! 90% of their products are made in Ohio.

Every year, there are special events and sales during Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Fall Cookout, End of Year Clearance and from time-to-time, quilt auctions and other special occasions.

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House of Phacops

House of Phacops located in the town center of Locust Grove, Ohio.

Tom Johnson a rock man from Michigan and has been collecting rocks since he was 4 years old. Collected a lot around Sylvania, Ohio in an old 350 million year old sea bed 90 feet under ground through the 60’s and 70’s until the government stopped that activity with MSHA and OSHA 1979, He then moved to southern Ohio and began collecting an even older sea bed of 438 million. Many trips around the planet to collect and study fossils dating back to 2,7 billion years, recognized for his achievements in 1984 by the Smithsonian and National Geographic, he has written 3 books and lectured on the subject of trilobites and Meteor Craters for many years. Recent work airs on the History Channel,

Tom conducts workshops for universities in the serpent mound impact crater. He does private tours as well, cost is 100.00 and takes 2 hours. Groups up to 12 are welcome. There are 6 stops along the way and collecting is permitted. Many Universities use this service and I have taken hundreds of students and teachers into the crater over the years. We study the diverse geology, magnetic, faults, and minerals on the tour. To contact Tom for a guided tour or to visit the House of Phacops rock shop.

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