Visit Ohio ATV World and Quench Your Thirst for Outdoor Adventure 

Ohio ATV World

Ohio ATV World

If you or your family craves a little outdoor activity, why not be one of the first to ride our exciting ZipRail, the only ride of its kind in the world. With your harness attached, you will fly, float, soar, and glide through the trees, swing up, down and sideways! The thrill will take your breath away!

Here at Ohio ATV World, choose between the Alpine ZipRail and the ATV’S rides, each with their own unique thrills. The Alpine ZipRail winds its way through Hocking Hills natural beauty, through trees, over streams, past large rock formations, finally arriving at our Chalet. Over 3000’ of ZipRail excitement! From the deck of our Chalet, you can then ride our ATV’s through 14 miles of beautiful wooded trails.

Ohio ATV World is located at 15155 Sauerkraut Rd, Logan, Ohio 43138 Reservations are suggested, call 740-592-2500 or visit us at www.ohioatvworld.com  We provide customized packages for your group.

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Find Out Why Donna’s Premier Lodging Was Awarded “Most Romantic Hideaway”

Donna's Premier Lodging

Donna's Premier Lodging in the Heart of Amish Country, Berlin, Ohio.

Welcome to Donna’s Premier Lodging, located in the Heart of Amish Country, Berlin, Ohio. Awarded “Most Romantic Hideaway,” Donna’s seventeen exquisite log cabins provide an oasis of relaxation and romance for a remarkable and memorable experience. Bask in the splendor of a heart shaped Jacuzzi, or cuddle in front of a crackling fire. This is a place you will return to time and time again. Our gracious staff will delight in assisting to make your next getaway a special memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Donna’s also specializes in beautiful weddings and elopements. Choose to pledge your vows beside an indoor or outdoor waterfall or in front of a cozy fireplace, in the company of friends and family or in a private, intimate ceremony. We provide everything you need for a memorable wedding and honeymoon.

Donna’s Premier Lodging

5523 TWP 358 (East Street)

PO Box 307

Berlin, OH 44610

800-320-3338

www.donnasofberlin.com 

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Lots of Quiet, Lots of Fun. Loudonville Rocks!

Loudonville Mohican

Loudonville Mohican

Welcome to Loudonville – Canoe Capital of Ohio ~ Lots of Quiet, Lots of Fun. That’s Loudonville. For beautiful landscapes unlike anywhere in Ohio, come to Loudonville. From gently-sloping farmland to the breathtaking Clear Fork George, the deepest gorge in Ohio, these Appalachian foothills form the scenic Mohican Valley. Visits to the area can be as serene or active are guests choose. Loudonville is located east of Mansfield off Interstate 71, midway between Cleveland and Columbus. It’s great year-round destination, yes even winter.

Canoe Capital of Ohio!

With six public liveries, in 2011 Loudonville was officially designated as the official Canoe Capital of Ohio” by the State of Ohio. Much of the water fun takes place on the Mohican River, an Ohio Scenic River. This slow, lazy Class I river is usually appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Trips can last from 45 minutes to 2 days or longer. Visitors can enjoy a scenic river trip on canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes. Canoe season starts in April running through October. Liveries are typically open at 9 am with the last canoes leaving at 5 pm.

The Visitors Bureau web page River Report provides detailed information on all six canoe liveries and direct links the liveries for more info. The River Report also includes river water conditions and in-season is updated daily. Summer weekends are prime canoe season, so reservations are suggested.

Area Features Two State Parks & Bicycle Path

A long-time area jewel is Mohican State Park and Forest. With almost 6,000 acres of rugged woodland, the park and forest are an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hikers can explore 45 miles of trails, with the most popular leading to the scenic Lyon Falls. Experience nature by horseback on a bridle trail or challenge yourself on the highly rated 24.5 mile mountain bike trail. Don’t miss Clear Fork Gorge, a National Natural Landmark that is 300 feet deep and 1000 feet wide! The view of Clear Fork from the Pleasant Hill Dam is stunning. There are numerous and very scenic areas for a family picnic, reunion, even a wedding!

Wolf Creek Grist Mill is an authentic grist mill built in 1831. It was moved from north of town to its’ current site in Mohican State Park. It was restored by a group of tireless volunteers who operate the Mill today. It is open most summer weekends. However, guests are welcome to stroll the grounds anytime. Park your car in the lot at the intersection of SR 97 & SR 3 and walk to the Mill, Village, and scenic overlook platform behind the Mill.

There are a number of choices to spend the night in Mohican State Park. Camping, both primitive and in an RV are quite popular. Camping is available year ’round, with limited services like showers, in the off-season. Pamper yourself in Mohican State Park Lodge, a deluxe resort with 96 rooms on Pleasant Hill Lake in the heart of the park. The Lodge is a full-service resort that includes indoor and outdoor pools, restaurant, lounge, game room, outdoor activities, and award-winning service.

Another area highlight is Malabar Farm State Park, a real, live working farm. Built by Pulitzer Prize- winning author and conservationist, Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm reflects the agricultural tradition of Ohio while focusing on Bromfield’s life and philosophies. The stunning 32-room Big House is a blend of architectural styles where, for a small fee, tours are offered throughout the year. Visitors can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the farm, the Visitors Center, hiking & horse back riding trails, fishing, a horseman campground, even cross country skiing and ice fishing in winter. Located near the Farm, Malabar Farm Restaurant is a restored historical building dating back to 1820. Today the Restaurant features fresh home-style cooking using many foods grown on the Farm. In season, stop by the self-serve roadside market, next to the Restaurant, for locally grown produce.

Malabar is alive all year long with special events, fairs, festivals and workshops. For fabulous views of the surrounding Farm and Pleasant Valley, don’t miss a trip to Mt. Jeez Scenic Overlook, highest point in on the farm.

Back in Loudonville, visitors can ride the 2 mile long paved Loudonville Bicycle Path. It starts downtown in Riverside Park at the dramatic Pathway Bridge following the Mohican River going past canoe liveries, restaurants, campgrounds, stores, and Wally Road Scenic Byway. It passes by Mohican State Park and the seasonal Visitor Info center, ending just north of the Wolf Creek Grist Mill. Bicycle rental is available at Kim’s Bike downtown & Mohican Little Brown Inn on South Market Street. (Mountain bicycle rental for the off-road Mohican State Park mountain trails are also available at Kim’s Bike.)

Downtown Loudonville – Main Street USA

Another Loudonville highlight is its’ quaint Victorian downtown which greets visitors with a streetscape of colorful awnings and flower-filled baskets. Just take a leisurely stroll along the sidewalk. Amish Oak Furniture offers a vast selection of high quality furniture. Down the street, choose from Native American gifts and jewelry at Creative Outlets. Stop at Lingenfelter Jewelers or Rhoades Jeweler for a memorable keepsake. Pamper yourself at Avon Beauty Center, one of the few retail Avon shops in Ohio. Stop by the new Four Seasons for flowers, quality antiques, Henn Pottery, unique gifts, xmas decorations, and a little of this, a little of that. They’ve expanded to a huge new location – an entire city block deep!

Don’t miss the 126 year old Raby’s Hardware, Buzzard’s Family Shoes, and more traditional stores to enjoy personal service rarely found today. Browse fine art galleries such as Cooper Top Gallery, and near downtown at Annette’s Clay Creations plus Stonewall Studio. Many of these stores have been the same families for generations, so customer service and a friendly smile are always the norm. Resellables Thrift Shop offers “treasurers” such as used furniture, tools, dishes, collectables, home decorations, kitchen “stuff”, and who knows what they have today.

Don’t leave town hungry! There are restaurants in Loudonville to please every palate. From pizza, fast food, to upscale casual at West Main Café and Mohican Tavern & Grille, chinese, family fare, to fine dining at Stepping Stone at Landoll’s Mohican Castle and Bromfield’s at Mohican State Park Resort. Hanover House Diner, a new downtown restaurant and Trails End Pizza Company on South Market near Wally Road recently opened! Most restaurants offer carry-out service. So buy lunch and enjoy on the hiking trails, in a canoe, or river-side picnic.

Year ‘Round Fairs & Festivals

Central Park bustles with activity throughout the year, especially summer weekends. The water fountain and historic log cabin are backdrops to everything from art and craft shows to music & rib fest and more. Fourth of July begins with an antique show including one of the finest classic car shows in Ohio. October brings the 124 year old Loudonville Free Street Fair to town followed by the spectacular Fall Foliage tour. 

There are over 100 different fairs, festivals, and special events in the area every month of the year from January 1 through December 31, most are free to the public. Our web site has detailed info on all the events and is updated regularly, as new events are announced.

Enjoy Wally Road Scenic Byway

In recognition of its beauty, history and recreational opportunities, Wally Road has been designated an Ohio Scenic Byway. The 10.5 miles Byways begins in Ashland County just south of Loudonville and runs through parts of Holmes and Knox Counties ending in Greer. Regarded as the “Largest Outdoor Recreation Complex” in Ohio, Wally Road follows the Mohican River Scenic Byway. Use Wally Road as your gateway to Amish country in nearby Holmes County. Many of the canoe liveries and campgrounds are located along Wally Road. It’s great for a scenic drive, especially during fall foliage season.

“Loose Your Lunch” on our Zip Line or Go Climb a Tree

New to the area is Tree Frog Canopy Tours, Ohio’s longest, highest and fastest zip line. Tree Frog tours include two sky bridges, two rappels and seven zip-lines ranging from 145 feet to the final 1100 foot final traverse. Tours last from 2 ½ to 3 hours with groups departing the Welcome Center every half hour. The tour is not only designed to be fun but gives guests an appreciation of the biodiversity of the Mohican area. Tree Frog tours typically run from May through October and is located on Wally Road, just 9 miles south of Loudonville. Reservations are suggested. If the zip line is a little too “thrilling” for some, Natural Fit Outdoor Adventures offers tree climbing. They use techniques developed by professional arborists. Really cool! It is located on the grounds of Tree Frog.

Even More Water Fun

The primary source of water for the Mohican River is two lakes, Charles Mill Lake and Pleasant Hill Lake. But they are destinations in themselves. Both Lakes have marinas to rent kayaks, pontoon boats, waverunners, ski boats, fishing boats, even a house boat or bring your own equipment. They are also great for swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting. Cabins and camping are also available. Pleasant Hill Lake also features a special horse campground. Both Lakes are located just west of Loudonville in Richland County near Malabar Farm State Park.

Spend the Night

Got your interest? Spend the night. The Loudonville area offers many choices to “rest your head” from primitive camping, RVing, cozy and deluxe cabins, a Victorian quaint bed and breakfast, houses, hotels, a luxury resort,  even a castle. Rough it, soak in a whirlpool, enjoy a refreshing massage, take a private carriage ride, relax around a crackling campfire or in front of a fireplace, enjoy our spectacular scenery and wildlife. With more than 4400 campsites within minutes of downtown, there is plenty of “room at Loudonville’s inn” for visitors to rough it or pamper themselves while visiting the area.

During busy summer week-ends, area lodging sells out quickly. So mark overnight reservations and make them early

When the price of gas is just a little too high or you just want to stay close to home, plan a Loudonville Ohio getaway. It is a great place for families, young adults, outdoor enthusiasts, couples, family reunions, grandparents with the grandkids, and the young at heart. And we’re affordable, all year around!

For more information call 877-2MOHICAN or visit our award-winning web page at www.DiscoverMohican.com. Email info requests to Info@DiscoverMohican.com. If you’re already in the area, stop by the Visitors Bureau’s year-round downtown office or the self-serve seasonal Visitors Info Center in Mohican State Park for help planning your visit.

Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau

877-2MOHICAN

www.DiscoverMohican.com

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Visit Mansfield, Ohio — The Haunted Capital of OhioMansfield, OH

Mansfield, Ohio offers one-of-a-kind experiences including Hollywood, Haunted, and High Speed! Mansfield showcases America at its Best! Whether you’re planning a visit with family and friends or planning a family reunion or corporate retreat, Mansfield offers memorable spots to create the perfect backdrop to your plans.

Travel the path of Hollywood on the Shawshank Trail, a self-guided driving tour of the 12 area filming sites of the blockbuster movie The Shawshank Redemption. Walk the halls of the Ohio State Reformatory (a.k.a. Shawshank State Prison) or visit the movie’s opening scene at Malabar Farm.

Travel the trail at your own pace and see overnight hotel packages to create a 2-day getaway at www.ShawshankTrail.com or 800-642-8282.

Mansfield also shines as the Haunted Capital of Ohio and you can see why at www.HauntedMansfield.com. Whether it’s a story of legend the employees tell or a documented paranormal investigation, you’ll find the right fit for your level of haunted interest at spots around town. Check out the current list of haunted sites including the Ohio State Reformatory and The Haunted Bissman Building, plus upcoming events and overnight packages and download the Haunted Guide. Also, see Haunted Mansfield, Ohio on Facebook.

Nothing beats the heart pounding action of sitting trackside watching live motorsports. This area offers world-class racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, racing IndyCar to Supercycles and hosting the largest motorcycle swap meet in North America. Check out www.ExperienceMotorsports.com for schedules, hotel availability, and RACE DEALS to stretch your dollars.

Known for nationally recognized attractions like the Ohio State Reformatory, filming site of The Shawshank Redemption and other special spots, Mansfield has something for everyone. Visit Malabar Farm State Park, home of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Louis Bromfield and wedding site of Bogey & Bacall. Stroll the gardens and mansion at Kingwood Center or experience BibleWalk with life-sized biblical dioramas and 4 museums. Kids love the Richland Carrousel Park or Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and the arts are alive in Mansfield with the Mansfield Art Center, Renaissance Theatre, and Mansfield Playhouse.

Love the outdoors? Come visit during Mohican Wildlife Weekend in April, sign your kids up for an extreme sports camp during the summer at Ohio Dreams, and winter shines with 2 ski resorts, Snow Trails Resort and Clear Fork Resort, for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing!

And don’t forget some of the best-loved pastimes: shopping and dining. Eat in a train car at Buckeye Express Diner, let a car hop serve you at Slick’z Drive-in or taste the richness of local ingredients at a  restaurant that used to be a stage coach stop at Malabar Farm Restaurant. Need something to take home? Try a homemade Bundt cake at Eatmor Bundt, a special wine at Cypress Hill Winery or the Happy Grape, or the most unique shopping experience at Glen’s Surplus.

And did we mention pulling it all together with a package or overnight stay? Whether you prefer a bed and breakfast, chain hotel, or hillside cottages, they’re all here. Visit www.MansfieldTourism.com or call 800-642-8282 and order your free Visitor Guide.

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Mohican State Park Loudonville: The Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio

Mohican State Park Loudonville

Mohican State Park Loudonville is The Best in Ohio

For generations families have spent summers in Loudonville.  Since the first canoe livery opened in 1961, Loudonville has grown in visitor activities to become the Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio.” Don’t miss our newest attractions Tree Frog Canopy Tours zip line, Natural Fit Outdoor Adventures, tree climbing, and Triple M Riding Rescue Ranch, horseback riding!

Other outdoor gems include Mohican State Park’s 6,000 acres of rugged woodland offering 45 miles of hiking trails, nine miles of bridle trails and a highly rated 24.5 miles mountain bike trail. Don’t miss Clear Fork Gorge and Pleasant Hill Dam.  Nearby Malabar Farm State Park, tour their 32-room Big House, farm, and Visitors Center.

Browse the unique shops in Loudonville’s Victorian downtown and dine at area restaurants. Lodging includes cabins, hotels, cottages, bed-n-breakfast, houses, deluxe resort, even a castle plus more than 4,400 campsites. We have fairs and festival galore.

Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau
877-2MOHICAN
www.DiscoverMohican.com

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Why fight for a parking spot at the mall, walk miles through wall to wall people and indoor noise, only to buy the same things everyone is buying for everyone else? Why not spend your holiday shopping weekends in a boutique town in search of something unique and interesting from a locally-owned shop or gallery?

You may find just what you never knew you were looking for…And perhaps along the way, you may find a little slice of life in Miami County, Ohio… Cool finds, festive neighborhoods and cozy cafés are all right here! Avoid the holiday shopping masses to find unique places and specialty stores all around Miami County Ohio!

During the weekend of November 12th and 13th, the shopkeepers of historic downtown Tipp City warmly invite you to their open house. Don’t miss this “Yuletide Winter’s Gathering” or the visit by Santa, strolling carolers, musicians and carriage rides.  This is indeed, one of the best communities to visit before the holidays to shop for wonderfully unique gifts and collectibles!

The Specialty Shoppes of West Milton have a long tradition of holiday spirit with their annual open house. The 22nd Annual Holiday Open House is November 17th -20th where you’ll find uncommon gifts from traditional to modern and everything in between.

Stroll down Main and Market Streets in downtown Troy for some holiday shopping before seeing thousands of lights switched on for Troy’s Grand Illumination on November 25th. With roaming carolers, local merchants and everyone filled with holiday cheer, this is the perfect kick off to the holiday season!

If it’s Christmas-themed shopping in a charming small town you’re looking for, be sure to check out downtown Piqua. Browse along Main Street where you’ll find antique shops, art galleries, and a local baked goods shop in this charming step into the past.  Piqua’s Christmas on the Green event is held on December 3rd and features caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities and live entertainment.  It’s certainly a “must do” on many area calendars.

Miami County, Ohio will always embrace the festive spirit during the holidays in each of its art, antique, gift and jewelry shops with a historical flair and local charm. Each of our downtowns sparkle during this time of year which adds that “something special” to your shopping experience.  And why not make it a weekend shopping excursion and stay at any one of our affordable hotels found in Tipp city, Troy or Piqua.

You can find these wonderful communities along I-75, just minutes north of downtown Dayton. From town to farm, experience country charm without the noise and crowds you find at those big box stores. Leave all of that behind and take a memorable holiday shopping trip to Miami County, Ohio.

Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau

VisitMiamiCounty.org – 800.348.8993   ¤

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Just off the Northern coast of Ohio on Lake Erie, you’ll find Kelleys Island, which is the largest fresh water American island in Lake Erie. Yet at 4 square miles, it has the feel of a small community, surrounded by forests and beaches. This popular Ohio vacation spot has something for everyone, from outdoor enthusiast, to history buff, to the late-night party-goer. During the day, you can take a stroll along sandy beaches and on the winding boardwalk through woods filled with wild grapes and butterflies. At night, head into town for live music and drinks at the many bars and taverns, each with its own atmosphere and specialties.

The Island is full of history, with sites like the Glacial Grooves State Memorial, where you can see where glaciers cut through the rock, carving channels and grooves over 30,000 years ago. Aside from natural wonders, there are also other historic sites and buildings you can see and tour, like Kelleys Mansion, a 3-story mansion built in 1860′s. Walk through town and see historic and quaint shops.

If you enjoy fishing, Kelleys Island is great place to catch perch, catfish, smallmouth and white bass, as well as the fish they are most well-known for – walleye. Bring your boat, or take a trip on a fishing charter.

Other attractions at Kelleys Island include Kelleys Island Brewery. Taste beer made right here on the island while enjoying live music outside, overlooking Lake Erie. The island also features a winery, Kelleys Island Wine Co., which is known for its relaxed atmosphere and award-winning wines.

So if you’re looking for a fun and relaxing Island getaway, there’s no need to head south. Instead, take a ferry to Ohio’s northern islands for a great vacation on Kelleys Island.

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