In a scenic location in the Ebbegebirge mountains, surrounded by the Verse, Fürwigge and Oestertalsperre dams, the resort town of Herscheid has developed into a friendly, popular vacation and home town. The idyllic location in the Sauerland and the good transport connections to the major cities make the community very popular as a home town.
There are also numerous hiking and biking trails, one of the region's most beautiful outdoor pools, and railroad enthusiasts, geologists, and historians will get their money's worth during a visit to Herscheid - in short, Herscheid, with its great recreational and leisure value, is not only a nice place to live, but also attracts tourists from near and far.
Since the fall of 2021, the municipality of Herscheid has been a state-recognized health resort. The municipality, whose altitude starts at 250 meters in the valley of the Schwarze Ahe, consists of a varied and multiform low mountain landscape, almost 60 percent of which is forested.
In the south, Herscheid's municipal area extends to the crest of the Ebbegebirge with the Nordhelle, the highest elevation in the Märkischer Kreis. The charming landscape, the vastness of the forests, meadows and fields as well as the well-marked network of hiking trails have made Herscheid a popular hiking region known far beyond the borders of the municipality. Not to forget, the 240 kilometer long hiking trail Sauerland-Höhenflug, which leads through the municipality of Herscheid, is another highlight. Friends of winter sports will find smaller toboggan slopes and an extensive machine-tracked cross-country ski trail of about 20 kilometers for rounds off the winter sports offer.
In the meantime, the Ebbehang has also become a popular practice area for hang gliders and paragliders. Furthermore, water sports and camping at the Oestertalsperre, miniature golf, tennis as well as gliding and horseback riding are possible. The warm-water outdoor swimming pool is also without a doubt one of Herscheid's attractions.