This article appeared in a past edition of OhioTraveler.com.
Recently the U.S. Travel Association reported that 40% of American workers will not take their vacation this year. That creates missed opportunities, no memories of a time away from home and work, and one stressed out worker. Embrace and take that well-deserved vacation to Mohican!
Vacation is defined as a time away from home, school or work with the goal to relax or travel. Vacations help everyone to unwind, gain new insights, create new family memories, new experiences and time away from the routine of everyday life.
One easy vacation that incorporates the outdoors and adventure is located in the area of Loudonville, Ohio. Mohican, as it is more commonly known, has everything that a family, couple or group could want.
Open all year, Mohican-Loudonville is conveniently located near two state parks and a state forest that provides the perfect outdoor adventure any time of year. There several miles of hiking trails, 25 miles in mountain biking trails and 88 miles in bridle trails. By participating in the outdoors, in all seasons, the traveler can experience a new adventure every time one step is taken in front of the other.
Start the New Year with a celebration at the Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center or at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. In April, make plans to “Face Your Wildest Fears,” during the Mohican Wildlife Weekend. Learn all about plants and animals from the experts. There is so much going on, it’s hard to list it all!
Discover the story and history of what made Mohican it is today. Once inhabited by many Native American tribes the Mohican River became a pivotal part of life for the Native Americans and the pioneers. As time and technology became more advanced, so did the town and its story. Famous as the birthplace of Charles F. Kettering and of Hugo Young’s Flxible Sidecar Company, there are many famous people and events to discover in Mohican-Loudonville.
And what would a vacation be without shopping? The Mohican-Loudonville area has a quaint downtown with independent shop owners that will introduce the visitor to an array of art, clothing, jewelry, gadgets that solve all sorts of issues, electronics, antiques and more. Creative Outlet Indian Store has the largest selection of Authentic Native American jewelry and artwork in northern Ohio. Four Seasons has two full floors of gifts, boutique, collectibles and flowers to explore.
Let the culinary senses take the taste buds away on a local day dream. From casual fine dining, the unique diner experience, to the down home comfort cooking of days gone by – the tastes are sure to be delightful. Located off of State Route 603 is the The Cabin Tavern Grille, known for its casual, yet sophisticated seasonal menus. If pizza or burgers are the desire, then make sure to visit Trails End Restaurant. Their pizza dough is a secret house recipe and the burgers are delicious!
Camping is available year round as are the hotels, cabins and a castle. The Blackfork Inn Bed & Breakfast was built in 1856 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ask about the Murder Mystery evenings. Private cabins will keep the lights of the city out and allows visitors to revel in the pristine hillsides of Mohican-Loudonville. Kandelight Kabins offer seclusion and hot tubs. These cabins are perfect for any get-a-way!
Don’t put vacation on hold, enjoy it! Create the adventure and discover Mohican-Loudonville. Visit DiscoverMohican.com or on Facebook – Discover Mohican. Request the Mohican Getaway Planner today!