Nearby Places of Interest

If you're interested in visiting additional Amish living, Holmes County is only an hour's drive. It is home to one of the largest Amish communities in the world. Drive by beautifully kept farms in Millersburg, Berlin, Charm, and Walnut Creek. Stop for lunch and shop at interesting stores reflecting the Amish culture. Lehman's hardware in Kidron is a unique shopping experience.

Kenyon College, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, and Ashland University are nearby.

The Mohican State Park (less than 10 minutes away) offers horseback riding, hiking trails, canoeing, boating, and swimming.

Skiing is a short drive to Snow Trails Ski Lodge.
Malabar State Park is only a short drive and offers activities.

The area offers extensive bike trails and parks, as well as award-winning golf courses.

Click on the links below to discover what is available in the area.

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Visit Amish Country

Holmes County is one of the largest Amish communities in the world. Make a day of it. Stop for lunch and endless shopping that reflects the Amish culture.

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Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park offers picnicking, canoeing, hiking trails, mountain biking, and horse trails. There are 22 miles of bridle trails with 2 staging areas located off of State Route 97. The Loudonville area is home to 6 canoe liveries, the Tree Frog Canopy, and many other events and attractions.

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Ariel Foundations Park

Ariel Foundation Park is located in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. It is a 250 acre park that was once an industrial site. It features hiking trails, lakes, live music venues, fireworks, an observation tower and more.

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Malabar State Farm

Malabar State Farm offers hiking trails, guided farm tours, tours of the big house (site of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart's wedding), as well as other activities. Be sure to visit Mt. Jeez for a stupendous view!

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Snow Trails

Snow Trails Ski Resorts offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.

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Honeyrun Waterfall

The 25ft. waterfall at Honey Run is a must-see!

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Mid Ohio Raceway

Auto racing enthusiasts love the thrills this racing circuit offers. Located in Lexington, Ohio. Relax on the porches at Scenic Ridge after a day at the track.

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Kokosing Gap Trail

The Kokosing Gap trail offers 14 miles with endpoints in Mt. Vernon and Danville, making it the largest rail-to-trail park in the United States. Bring your bike or walking shoes.

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Apple Valley Golf Course

Many golf courses are minutes away, including Apple Valley, Chapel Hill, Mohican Hills, and Little Apple, to mention a few.

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Kingwood Center

Visit these gorgeous gardens in Mansfield, Ohio. The gardens change with the seasons, offering beautiful views.