For generations families have traveled to Loudonville, Ohio for warm weather vacation fun. But when the leaves fall from the trees and a gentle layer of snow covers the hills, the area become a very special winter getaway with lots of “cool” weather things to do too.
Mohican State Park is serene and scenic in the off-season. In autumn the 6,000 acres of rugged woodlands are ablaze with all the colors of the rainbow. Clear Fork Gorge, deepest gorge in Ohio, is particularly scenic. The colors of fall and snowfall of winter can be enjoyed on the Park’s 45 miles of hiking trails, 24.5 miles of challenging mountain bike trails, even 9 miles of enjoyable bridle trails. In addition, visitors can cross country ski and snowmobile in Mohican. Downhill skiing is also available close-by in Mansfield.
Nearby Malabar Farm State Park is also a great place to visit in the off-season. The working farm has tours of their 32-room Big House, built by fames author Louis Bromfield. They also have 12 miles of trails for hikers and horseback riding. Rent cross country skis at the Farm’s Visitor Center. As weather permits, ice fish on the house pond and on nearby Pleasant Hill Lake.
The Mohican State Park Forest also allows hunting, in season. A valid Ohio hunting license is required and can be purchased at a local store. D & D Lodge offers hunting packages.
Browse the shops at a leisurely pace in Loudonville’s quaint Victorian downtown. Shops include shoes and jewelry, handcrafted Amish furniture, a Native American shop, art galleries, curio shops, 125 year old hardware store and more. Our lodgings includes a Victorian bed-n-breakfast, cottages and cabins (from basic to deluxe), motels, a luxury resort with all the amenities, even a castle. What better way to spend a cool fall or winter evening than around your hotel’s crackling fireplace or at local restaurant with family. Mohican-Loudonville provides a “cool” getaway even when the weather gets cool.
Loudonville-Mohican Convention & Visitors Bureau