Load up your bikes, hitch up that horse trailer or put on those hiking shoes-you will find miles of trails and several thousand acres for your next adventure. With over 88 miles of hiking and bridle trails connecting Malabar Farm State Park, Mohican State Park and State Forest, and Pleasant Hill Lake Park, you could spend days admiring the beautiful vistas.
There is a 2-mile paved bike path that connects downtown Loudonville with Mohican State Park and the Wolf Creek Grist Mill. With Rails to Trails, there have been several bike paths created around the area. The B & O Trail is a 26-mile route running from Butler, through Bellville, and on to Mansfield. The Holmes Country Trail offers a scenic ride through Ohio’s Amish Country. Three different trails connect in Knox County, taking cyclists across the Bridge of Dreams near Brinkhaven. For those seeking breathtaking adventure, ride the 25-mile loop, single track mountain bike trail at Mohican State Park and State Forest, considered the best trail in Ohio. Ride the entire length if you have the lungs, ride a portion of it if you don’t.
For those who enjoy paddling activities, the Mohican area affords more opportunity than any other in Ohio. In fact, the State Scenic Mohican water trail from Loudonville to Greer, Ohio, near the Wally Road Scenic Byway, serves as Ohio’s largest outdoor recreational complex. As you paddle down the river, you will see remnants of the historic Walhonding Valley and Ohio Railroad, affectionately known as “The Wally”. You may also see bald eagles or river otters in their natural habitat.
Whatever your sport and skill level, you can find the perfect trail to experience all that Mohican Country has to offer.