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Hillsboro is a small town located in Highland County in southwest Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,605 residents. The town is most well-known for being home to Rocky Fork State Park. The park includes a 2,080-acre lake, natural wetlands, a scenic gorge and dolomite caves. Activities include boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, volleyball, and disc golf. The campgrounds at Rocky Fork State Park offer 171 campsites for tents and trailers, set at the northwest corner of the lake. There's a beach and camp store in the campgrounds, showers, laundry facilities, and camp store and pets are permitted on all sites. A miniature golf course and basketball courts are also available in the campground. There are two swimming beaches at Rocky Fork and the lake is stocked with bluegill, bass, crappie, saugeye, white bass and catfish. The hiking trails are easy to moderate and picnic areas are located on the north and east shores overlooking the lake. Other attractions near the town of Hillsboro include Fort Hill, which is a complex of Hopewell Indian mounds that are more than 1,000 years old and Serpent Mound, which is considered one of the most spectacular prehistoric Indian mounds in the country. The Adena State Memorial is a museum that includes the restored 1807 mansion of Thomas Worthington.

Surrounding areas: Rocky Fork Lake, Ohio (7.0 mi), Paint Creek Lake, Ohio (12.9 mi), East Fork Lake, Ohio (31.4 mi), Chillicothe, Ohio (34.9 mi), Loveland, Ohio (35.2 mi), Lebanon, Ohio (35.5 mi)

Hillsboro Vacation Rentals

Hillsboro Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Greystone Motel8190 US Rt 50 EHillsboro, OH (937) 393-1966
Paragon Inn883 W Main StHillsboro, OH (937) 393-4730
Rodeway Inn55 Stern DrSeaman, OH18.1 mi.(937) 386-2511
Best Western Mt. Orab Inn100 Leininger StMount Orab, OH19.8 mi.(937) 444-6666
Wilmington Inn909 Fife AveWilmington, OH19.9 mi.(937) 382-6000
Amerihost Inn & Suites Wilmington201 Carrie DrWilmington, OH20.4 mi.(937) 383-3950
Holiday Inn155 Holiday DrWilmington, OH20.4 mi.(937) 382-5858
Country Hearth Inn1810 Victorian StWashington CT House, OH24.6 mi.(877) 809-9241
Holiday Inn & Roberts Convention Centre123 Gano RdWilmington, OH25.4 mi.(937) 283-3200
Amerihost Inn Washington Court House11431 Allen Rd NWJeffersonville, OH28.6 mi.(740) 948-2104
Hampton Inn Jeffersonville11484 Allen Rd NWJeffersonville, OH28.6 mi.(740) 948-9499
Knights Inn1820 Columbus AveWashington CH, OH28.8 mi.(740) 335-9133

Hillsboro Weather & Climate

Southwest Ohio's climate features hot, muggy summers and cold winters. It lies in a climatic transition zone at the northern edge of the humid subtropical climate and the southern edge of the humid continental climate. Summers see significant rainfall, with July being the warmest month. The comfort index for southwest Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Winters are cold and snowy, although this area of the state receives less snow than the northeast snowbelt region. Spring is mild with unpredictable weather. Autumn is the sunniest season with cool nights and pleasant daytime temperatures. Extreme weather is a possibility in the form of severe thunderstorms, floods, ice storms and blizzards.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 19°F 2.99 in. -
February 40°F 22°F 2.82 in. -
March 50°F 31°F 3.76 in. -
April 61°F 41°F 3.99 in. -
May 71°F 51°F 4.75 in. -
June 79°F 60°F 4.30 in. -
July 83°F 64°F 4.07 in. -
August 81°F 62°F 4.20 in. -
September 75°F 55°F 3.38 in. -
October 64°F 43°F 2.84 in. -
November 52°F 34°F 3.18 in. -
December 40°F 24°F 3.11 in. -

Hillsboro Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Airborne Airpark airport (ILN) located about 18 miles northwest of Hillsboro in Wilmington, Ohio, the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located approximately 55 miles northeast of Hillsboro in Columbus, Ohio, the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International airport (CVG) located roughly 57 miles west of Hillsboro in Covington, Kentucky, and finally the James M Cox Dayton International airport (DAY) located around 58 miles northwest of Hillsboro in Dayton, Ohio.

Hillsboro Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH35.7 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH47.3 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH56.1 mi.
Wyandot LakePowellOH71.9 mi.
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV82.9 mi.
Water Parks
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH38.9 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH71.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Hillsboro Elks Lodge Golf CourseHillsboroOH 
Rocky Fork Golf & Tennis CenterHillsboroOH 
Buckeye Hills Country ClubGreenfieldOH16.1 mi.
White Oak Golf CourseSardiniaOH18.8 mi.
Valley Vista Golf CourseBainbridgeOH19.5 mi.
Elks 797 Golf ClubWilmingtonOH19.9 mi.
Hidden Hills Golf ClubWoodvilleOH21.6 mi.
Lakewood Golf CourseGeorgetownOH25.6 mi.
Buttermilk Falls Golf CourseGeorgetownOH28.1 mi.
Friendly Meadows Golf CourseHamersvilleOH28.3 mi.
Adams County Country ClubWest UnionOH28.8 mi.
Whitacres Oak HillMorrowOH29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN66.8 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH78.6 mi.
State Parks
Rocky Fork State ParkOH7.7 mi. 
Paint Creek State ParkOH13.4 mi. 
Cowan State ParkOH19.7 mi. 
Stonelick Lake State ParkOH24.0 mi. 
East Fork State ParkOH28.8 mi. 
Lake White State ParkOH33.2 mi. 
Scioto Trail State ParkOH35.4 mi. 
Great Seal State ParkOH37.5 mi. 
Little Miami Scenic State ParkOH37.6 mi. 
Shawnee State ParkOH39.7 mi. 
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.(Art)
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.(Art)
Daniel Gebhart Tavern MuseumMiamisburgOH47.2 mi.(History)
U.S. Air Force MuseumDaytonOH49.4 mi.(Technology)
United States Air Force MuseumDaytonOH49.4 mi.(Technology)
Dayton Art InstituteDaytonOH49.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH45.4 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH61.8 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH113.4 mi.

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