Loudonville – Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio – this year a great place for spring break. Starting April 1, yes April Fool’s Day, two of Loudonville’s six canoe liveries open 7 days a week. Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Mohican River in a canoe or kayak. Trips can last from 45 minutes to 3 hours, or more.
How about a thrilling trip on northern Ohio’s only zip line, Tree Frog Canopy Tours, highest, fast, longest in Ohio! Climb a tree with Natural Fit Outdoor Adventures, on the grounds of Tree Frog. Hike on 45 miles of scenic trails in Mohican State Park. The Lyon Falls Trails follows the incredible Clear Fork Gorge to Big & Little Lyons Falls on the way to the 300 foot tall Pleasant Hill Lake Dam. Try Ohio’s best rated mountain bicycle trail, 24.5 challenging miles on top and through Clear Fork Gorge. Local bicycle rental available.
A visit to Malabar Farm State Park is always memorable. Take a self-guided farm tour and enjoy 30 interactive exhibits in the Visitor Education Center. For a small fee tour the Big House, the 32 room country home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Conservationist Louis Bromfield. A short trip up the winding road to Mt. Jeez, highest point in Richland County, rewards with a beautiful panorama of the Pleasant Valley with views of five counties! Loudonville’s
Victorian downtown is full of unique shops from 125 year old hardware store, native American jewelery, art studios, quality Amish furniture, curio and keepsake shops. Don’t miss a variety of restaurants that cater to every taste and prize. If that weren’t enough, Loudonville is only minutes from the largest concentration of Amish in the country in nearby Holmes County.
There’s plenty to do in Loudonville-Mohican, so why not spend the night? Cabins from basic to deluxe, Victorian bed-n-breakfast, motel, houses that were former family residences, a luxury resort, even a castle await. Like to rough it? Camping is available all year-round. For more info on a close-by Spring Break greataway contact the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau toll-free at 1-877-2MOHICAN and www.DiscoverMohican.com. About an hour or so south of Cleveland.
Spring Break Idea Part 1 submitted by:
Bob Yun, Executive Director, Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau