Admission to Malabar Farm State Park is free.
- Open daily dawn to dusk
- Location: (Map It) 4050 Bromfield Rd in Lucas, Ohio
- Phone: 419-892-2784
- Web: click here
Malabar Farm State Park in Pleasant Valley was the dream of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield. Today, visitors can see the house and farm existing just as they did in Bromfield’s time. The outbuildings and pastures still house chickens, goats, and beef cattle. The hills are ribboned with strips of corn, wheat, oats, and hay while the scenic trails are adorned with nature’s bounty. Malabar Farm reflects the agricultural tradition of Ohio while focusing on Louis Bromfield’s life and philosophies. The 32-room Big House, designed by Bromfield and architect Louis Lamoreux, is a blend of Western Reserve architectural styles and was built to appear as if it had been added onto over the years. Tours of the mansion, preserved just as Louis left it in 1956, are offered year-round. Wagon tours of the farm are offered from May through October. During the growing season, Malabar Farm offers educational tours of its vegetable garden. There is a nominal fee for house and wagon tours. Contact the park for hours and fees. There are twelve miles of trail for the hiker or horseperson to enjoy. Trails traverse scenic fields and forests. A fifteen-site horseman’s camp offers primitive camping for horse people as well as family campers. Fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, and latrines are offered.