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The Mohicans Treehouse Resort offers an amazing unplugged getaway. If you’re ready to enjoy the quiet solitude at night but are looking for things to do during the day, we’ve got some ideas for you.
Things to do near The Mohicans
My husband and I have stayed at The Mohicans several times- I’ve even written a few reviews on the treehouses we’ve stayed in.
We’re also from the area. I grew up with fond memories of visiting the Mohican State Park as a young child.
So I have a few ideas to share regarding things you can do near The Mohicans Treehouse Rentals. And by nearby, I decided to keep it roughly within a 45-minute drive of The Mohican’s property.
Check out Loudonville
Loudonville is the closest town to The Mohicans. An incredible summer destination, the area is known to cater to the outdoor lover and nearby Mohican State Park is gorgeous no matter what time of the year you visit.
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- Drive along the Wally Road Scenic Byway and drive through Ohio’s newest covered bridge.
- Grab a glazed donut the size of a small person’s head at the Mohican Country Market. The market is your one-stop shop for snacks, deli items, and even some hot food selections.
- Explore downtown Loudonville. Shop, stop in to the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum, stroll past the Workman cabin on the square, or visit the Wolf Creek Grist Mill on the edge of town.
- Spend time outdoors at the Mohican State Park/Forest. I’ve written about a couple of the hiking trails, the Discovery Trail and Pleasant Hill Trail here, and here’s a glimpse of the Big Lyons Falls.
- Loudonville is known as the canoe capital of Ohio and Mohican Adventures & Canoe Livery is nearby. You’ll find canoes, kayaks and a few rafts to rent as well. If you prefer to stay off the water, check out the ropes course.
- Ugly Bunny Winery sits just outside of Loudonville on State Route 39. Pop in for a tasting or to grab a bite to eat.
If you’re looking for a great place to eat, consider the Black Fork Bistro. My husband and I place a carryout order from them every time we’re in the area. I like their flatbreads and loaded tater tots while hubby is a fan of the Portobello Mushroom sandwich. The mural on the side of the building makes a fun photo opp too.
If you head towards Mansfield and Bellville, you’ll likely pass near Malabar Farm State Park, one of my favorite parks in Ohio.
- Visit Malabar Farm State Park- this post shares 15 things you can do at Malabar. Don’t forget to drive to the top of Mt. Jeez for amazing sunset views.
- From Malabar Farm you could easily continue to 1285 Winery at The Blueberry Patch for a bite to eat or to pick up a few of their famous blueberry donuts. Check out their giftshop for unique gift items.
- Check out the Johnny Appleseed Scenic Byway that winds its way from Mansfield to Loudonville, making stops in several small towns along the way.
If you enjoy visiting covered bridges, drive a short distance to the Bridge of Dreams and walk along the Rails to Trails. This trail is different than most bike trails in Ohio because it’s also frequented by the Amish horse & buggy mode of transportation. It’s a gorgeous trail, especially in the fall but you may want to warn the little ones in your party to watch where they walk.
Explore Millersburg in Ohio’s Amish Country
Millersburg is on the edge of Holmes County, Ohio’s most populated portion of Amish Country, and a short drive from the treehouses. As far as small towns go, Millersburg is charming. You can’t miss the stunning courthouse that is listed on the Register of Historic Places. You’ll also find shopping, restaurants, and attractions to explore. Keep in mind, that many close on Sundays so plan accordingly.
You can grab a link to the map here.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Explore the many shops that are located downtown. You’ll find antique stores, boutiques, and a great toy store. Not downtown, but only a few minutes drive is one of my favorite thrift stores in Ohio; Save & Serve Thrift Store. On the far side of the store, at the back of the parking lot, you’ll find an area to sit and do some bird watching as well.
- Grab a frozen treat at Miller’s Creamery, a local business that specializes in making creamy homemade sherbert in 16 different flavors. You’ll find several locations in Ohio and it has been voted the best cream in neighboring Tuscawaras County. The Millersburg location is adorable. Pop in any time of the year, but you’ll especially appreciate the treat during one of Ohio’s humid summer days.
- Play a game of disc golf at the 9-hole course located at Deer Run Park. Just make sure you remember to pack your gear from home.
- Tour the Victorian House Museum. The house is a 28-room Queen Anne-style home built in 1901. Self-guided tours are available of the beautifully furnished property.
My husband and I toured the 7,000-square-foot property last year for our anniversary and loved all the architectural details. From the ornate fireplaces to the trim and molding and stained glass windows, there was so much to see from the basement to the third-floor ballroom. The home also serves as the Holmes County Historical Society.
If you get a chance, visit during the holidays when it’s decorated for Christmas. It is truly stunning.
- Next door to the Victorian House, you’ll find the Millersburg Glass Museum. This museum features the largest collection of Millersburg glass that is currently on public display. The glassware was originally sold inexpensively in 5 and 10 stores and has appreciated greatly in price due to the short period it was produced and the exquisite craftsmanship of the pieces. Purchase your ticket in the Victorian House lobby. You’ll find free parking in the lot behind the home.
- Stretch your legs and fit in some art appreciation at the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum located at the Inn at Honey Run. Keep in mind that the inn is reserved for adult overnight guests only. If traveling with kids, please ensure they are well-behaved while visiting the property.
- Grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants or the Millersburg Brewery, also downtown.
Other attractions a bit further away include Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery, Yoder’s Amish Home, and Heini’s Cheese Chalet (Bunker Hill Cheese).
One of my husband’s favorite stops is Keim Home Center (formerly known as Keim Lumber), a beautiful hardware store that sells, among other things, an impressive collection of rare woods. This is a fun spot for a woodworker or contractor. You can even have lunch at the on-site restaurant and don’t forget to press a penny in the penny pressing machine on your way out.
Bellville is a charming small town near Interstate 71 and located about 30 minutes or so from The Mohicans.
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- In addition to several boutiques and antique shops, you may want to stop by the Wishmaker House for a glass of wine or a slice of their incredible cheesecake. During the winter months, they offer outdoor igloo dining with a minimum spend. You will need to call ahead for evening reservations.
- Elzy Mill may be a feed store, but they also offer a unique selection of home and kitchen items, personal care items, and a fun selection of gift items. I’ve purchased several items here, including an Ohio-shaped charcuterie board and a solar-powered chandelier for glamping.
- Take a stroll on the B & O Bike Trail that runs from Mansfield to Butler.
- Take a fun photo when you pose with the UFO mural located on the side of Brumby’s Pizzeria and Coffeehouse.
Experience Mansfield- Home of the Shawshank Prison
The largest metro area to The Mohicans, you’ll find plenty to see, do and eat in Mansfield.
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A few of my favorite things:
- Your first stop to Mansfield should be the Ohio State Reformatory where the much-loved movie Shawshank Redemption was filmed. You’ll learn about the movie (of course), learn about the prison system, see Old Sparky electric chair and that’s just the beginning. After you tour the prison, be sure to take a drive on the Shawshank Trail to see additional filming sites in the area.
- Biblewalk is the only wax museum in Ohio and brings the Bible to life via several narrated tours. You’ll also find the world’s largest collection of woodcarvings created by a single artist on display.
- The Mansfield Memorial Museum houses the area’s newest museum, the Frank P. Lahm Aviation Museum, and perhaps the most unique artifact in the area, ELEKTRO, robot built by Westinghouse for the 1939 World’s Fair. (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
- The Richland Carrousel is the first to be built in the United States since the 1930’s. All 52-figures seen on the carrousel were designed, carved and painted by Carrousel Works following the style of G.A. Dentzel. Single rides can be purchased.
Plentiful free parking is available directly across the street which allows you to conveniently explore the downtown area. Stop in for a coffee or latte at Relax! It’s Just Coffee, grab a Long John donut at Buckeye Bakery, take a photo with the Mansfield mural in the alley beside Buckeye Bakery, sample the delicious popcorn selections at Swavory, and browse Carrousel Antiques.
- If you’re visiting The Mohicans with little ones, you won’t want to miss the Buckeye Imagination Museum.
- Kingwood Center Gardens is a beautifully maintained 47-acre estate and manor house of the former Ohio Brass executive, Charles Kelley King. Visitors to the park-like setting can visit the formal gardens, tour Kingwood Hall, explore the StoryBoard Trail, tour the greenhouses, feed the ducks, and grab a lite lunch in the cafe. Download our scavenger hunt before your visit and use it to help you find the fountains and sculptures on the property.
- Check out Mansfield’s collection of murals. You’ll find them dotting the landscape downtown. From the dragon on the side of the Buckeye Imagination Museum (which now offers Nights at the Museum events for adults), to the murals across from the Mansfield/Richland County Public library, to our Mansfield Postcard in the alley by Buckeye Bakery and the colorful murals by DLX, you’ll find pleny to admire and some fun photo ops.
I hope you enjoy your time at The Mohicans treehouses in Ohio. Leave a comment below and let me know what you did when you were in the area.