Too Much Fun for Just One Weekend!

With dozens of sites to explore we are Too Much Fun for Just One Weekend! Check out the list below for more to do when you have more time. Come back and create your own Wildlife Weekend!

Richland B&O Bike TrailTake a ride on the Richland B&O Bike Trail, an 18.2 mile scenic bike ride from Mansfield to Butler with bike rental, ice cream stops, and even a train depot rest stop along the way.

Richland B&O Bike Trail



Hike trails through the woods at Malabar Farm, Ohio Bird Sanctuary, and the wetlands at Gorman Nature Center. 

Visit the world famous Ohio StOhio State Reformatoryate Reformatory made famous in the movie The Shawshank Redemption. The Reformatory is where you begin the Shawshank Trail and tour 14 filming sites used in the movie.  



Home to some of the best Fly Fishing in Ohio iFly Fishings the Clear Fork River between Bellville and Butler and the Scenic Mohican River.

Camping, canoeing/kayaking on Pleasant Hill Lake, Charles Mill Lake, and Lake Timberlin. Loudonville has seven canoe liveries that offer exciting Mohican River adventures from 3 hours to 3 days.

Saddle up and take on the horseback trails through the woods at Malabar Farm State Park or at one of three horse riding stables to explore the area's many scenic trails and forests in the Mohican area.

Canoeing Mohican AdventuresDon't miss the incredible scenery at Mohican State Park with 45 miles of hiking trails, 24.5 miles of challenging mountain bike trailsCabins at Mohican Adventure Loudonville Ohio, and 7 miles of bridle trails.

Overnight Accommodations-  choose from primitive camping, RVs, basic to deluxe cabins, bed-n-breakfasts, hotels.

The AshlandAshland County Park County Park District has 16 different parks (1200 acres) throughout  Ashland County. Each park features something unique and special from spring-fed ponds to endangered plant species. There are many things to do: hiking, walking, biking, hunting, fishing, bird-watching, canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.

 Ashland City Parks & Recreation includes seven parks and 140 acres of land for the enjoyment of everyone. Amenities include: Band Shell, Barbecue Pit, Basketball courts, Concession stands, Cook House, Covered Bridge, Fishing, Horseshoes, Lakes/Ponds, Mini Golf, Nature/Hiking Trails, Picnic Areas/Pavilions, Playgrounds, Restrooms, Shuffleboard, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts and Sand Volleyball.

Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center The 1/2 mile entrance road winds up an elevation of 150  feet to reach the  summit of the 45 acre Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center site. As guests turn off State  Route 603, we want them to "go  back in time" to Johnny Appleseed's day and experience the "ocean of trees" that our early settlers encountered when they first arrived here in the early 1800s. A scenic picnic area is located near the Rain Shelter and Nature Trail with 12 picnic tables and electric hook-up.

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