One of Licking County's treasures is the Dawes Aboretum located on St. Rt. 13 close to Newark, Heath, Hebron area. Dawes Aboretum is located 35 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, four miles north of Interstate 70 and six miles south of downtown Newark. The Arboretum is open-free of charge-from 7am until sunset daily except New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas days. The Visitors Center is open Monday - Saturday, 8am - 5pm; Sundays and holidays, 10am - 5pm.
While out that way enjoy a cold one and good meal at Crossroads Bar and Grill or Jacktown Pub. Both are located at the corner of St. Rt. 40 and St. Rt. 13 in Jacktown.
Jack Town Pub