DIY takes on a whole new meaning in Mohican. It is all about Drive-It-Yourself during Mohican’s Fall Foliage Tour.
Drive through one of Ohio’s most popular park and forest – Mohican State Park and Mohican-Memorial State Forest. With a combined total of over 5,000 acres, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and driving will help in some of the most beautiful views of autumn. Whether it is overlooking Clear Fork Gorge, up high in the fire tower, from the Memorial Shrine, or a stroll through Wolf Creek Grist Mill; Mohican in the fall is full of color and fun.
Mohican in the fall is on fire, with color of course. The leaves are transforming the hills of Mohican into a brand new landscape full of reds, yellows and oranges. Local farmers markets have pumpkins, mums and more out and ready to sell. Visitors are amazed at the view of the Clearfork Gorge Overlook as it changes to sea of color each day. It truly is a sight to behold.
As the Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio, canoeing is not over. What a treat to float down the Mohican State Scenic River under an arbor of color. Some of the canoe liveries are open through October. It is a perfect time to grab a camera with family and friends and enjoy the serenity of the river.
Fall is full with activities that will keep everyone having fun while enjoying all there is to offer. Whether staying for a week or weekend, discover why Mohican rocks any time of year. Stay in a castle, resort, Inn, or a choice of one of many private cabins. Several of the private cabins or cottages have hot tubs, spectacular views; all the amenities of home and some are even pet friendly.
The 26th Annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival returns to Mohican Wilderness Campground, September 14th – 16th. This family friendly event that takes place in the beautiful Mohican River. Performances include the International Bluegrass Music Association’s, award winning, Claire Lynch, and many more. Don’t miss this first class event.
September 30th is the annual Oktoberfest at Wolf Creek Grist Mill. Taste & enjoy 100 varieties of domestic and international beer, and wine to support fundraising efforts for Wolf Creek Grist Mill Historic Park & Museum. Live music, games, food, and more. Free busing to and from the event for patrons staying at any of the following sponsorship lodging locations: Red Window Townhouse, Mohican Adventures, Wally World Riverside Resort, Arrow Point Campgrounds Inc, Mohican Little Brown Inn, and The Mohican State Park Campground.
There are plenty of events happening this fall. October 3rd-7th is the 129th Loudonville Street Fair. Family fun and affordable, with five days of free admission, free entertainment, food, rides, and more.
October 9th – 22nd, is Mohican is the Fall Foliage Drive-It-Yourself Tour. Take a leisurely drive through the Mohican State Park and the Mohican-Memorial State Forest during the peak of the season. Hike or bike the trails and enjoy nature as the trees and wildlife get ready for winter. Then enjoy time at the restaurants and independent stores. Special offers are available for a limited time. Visit DiscoverMohican.com for a map and more information.
Fitness with a cause is a good excuse to get into shape for October 15th, to run or walk in the Mohican 5k. The 10th Annual Mohican 5K Run & Walk benefits the Loudonville-Mohican bike path with proceeds helping to maintain the area’s bike path.
September and October also brings in ghost enthusiasts at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. Throughout the year, they offer public Ghost Walks. These walks will take one through the history of the property and also allow the opportunity to communicate with the “other side” by using ‘tools of the trade.’ If wanting to go more in-depth ask about the possibility of a Ghost Hunt. This will take several hours and permits the visitor to conduct a paranormal investigation.
During November and December, make sure to plan an individualized adventure in Mohican. Fishing, outdoor sports and more occur all year long. Live demonstrations and more are available for free and open to the public at the Mohican State Park and Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center. These programs will keep everyone entertained while learning about the nature of Mohican. Take a tour through the local museum. Be amazed at the wealth of history that changed the world.
All of this and more await – Discover Why Mohican Rocks!