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Kenyon College: Gambier, OH

Courtesy of Kenyon College Office of Public Affairs

Kenyon College: Gambier, OH

Kenyon’s hilltop setting in tiny Gambier makes for one of the country’s most idyllic campus walks: the 10-foot-wide Middle Path, which spans the length of the college and through town, shaded by massive trees that glow fiery orange in the fall. Veer off the path for Kenyon’s castle-like Victorian Gothic Ascension Hall and the Greek Revival Rosse Hall with its elegant columns.

Photo-op: In front of Old Kenyon, the college’s first permanent building, with its multicolored spire.

To-Do List: The 14-mile Kokosing Gap Trail, a paved path built on a former railroad line, for biking through Knox County’s small towns and through campus, past rolling farmland, and along the gentle Kokosing River. —Ratha Tep

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