Community Activities

Fun around Rio!

Down on the Farm

Come and explore the birthplace of Bob Evans located directly across from campus! The original restaurant, homestead, and museum for the beloved franchise are just across the street. You can also venture to the hiking trails and beautiful shelter house if you follow the “Bevo Mile” past our soccer fields, baseball diamond, and track.

Bob Evans | The Farm

Other Local Restaurants

If you are visiting for the first time or wanting something different to eat, check out one of our local restaurants for all your dining needs!

Taco Bell

Subway Restaurants

Giovanni's Pizza 


Kali's Pizza



Raised Around Rio Farmers Market

Do you have a passion to support local businesses? Look no further than College Ave. From the beginning of May until October you can enjoy a beautiful spread of locally made treats, soaps, crafts and more at our very own farmer's market. For more information you can contact (304) 674-3150 or


Village of Rio Grande

Would you like to learn more about our surrounding community? Visit our Village Website!


Jon F. Burris Memorial Trail System

Are you interested in hiking or mountain biking? Look no further than our own local trail system just adjacent to campus. There are multiple trails for hikers or bikers of all skill levels to enjoy.

You can reach the trails off of OH-325 N, or from the Lower Level of Lyne Center Parking lot.


Rio Grande Reservoir

Take a short drive or a brisk walk off campus to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Reservoir. At this locally beloved spot you can utilize the shelter house, picnic tables, and playground on the trail leading to the water.

Lake Drive, Rio Grande, OH 45674

Tycoon Lake Wildlife Area

Explore the beauty of Tycoon Lake just 5 miles Northeast of campus. This wildlife area is a great place to fish, hunt, boat, or just enjoy the serenity of nature.

1703 Tycoon Rd, Woods Mill, OH 45614