Head to these destinations all within a two-hour drive from Columbus.

American wanderlust is at an all-time low. Even as things start to open up, many people remain wary of airports, dense cities and enclosed entertainment. To avoid those crowded settings, we’ve compiled this list of four Ohio day trips that take less than a tank of gas and encourage social distancing.

Serpent Mound
Drive from Columbus: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Ohio’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks could become the state’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, but the Serpent Mound in Adams County is not part of that application. The reason? The snake-shaped earthwork is petitioning for its own UNESCO designation. The largest effigy mound in the world, the 1,348-foot-long ancient wonder is one of Ohio’s greatest mysteries, with scientists still debating when it was built, by whom and why.

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Worden’s Ledges
Drive from Columbus: 1 hour, 45 minutes
On the southern edge of Cleveland Metroparks’ Hinckley Reservation sits the Worden’s Ledges Loop Trail. Though it’s slightly less than a mile, it may take several trips to find all of the magic hiding in plain sight: the whimsical carvings of Noble Stuart, son-in-law of Frank Worden, who owned the land in the 1940s. Within the cliffs, you can find carvings of George Washington, Ty Cobb, a crucifix, a sphinx and, most notably, an homage to Worden himself, who seemingly overlooks the expanse of forest beyond.

Fort Recovery
Drive from Columbus: 2 hours
Before this village had erected the fort that gave it its name, the area was the site of Arthur St. Clair’s defeat in November 1791. The battle between Little Turtle and his Miami tribe and the U.S. Army militia led by St. Clair remains the largest loss of life of American troops on American soil. The field is still an active archeological site, with several signs that detail the strategies used by the Miami to thwart St. Clair.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Drive from Columbus: 1 hour, 50 minutes
At 300 acres, Pyramid Hill is perfect for social distancing. You can see most of the grounds and the sculptures from the window of your vehicle or rent a golf cart for closer inspection. All schools and mediums of sculpture are represented here. Make sure to drive to the final hill and vista, where you can enjoy a panorama of the entire park.