All About Richland

Ohio Maple Madness Driving Tour Coming Through Richland County

26 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

What’s hundreds of miles in length, takes place on four days in March, and can best be done this time of year?

It’s the 2021 Ohio Maple Madness Driving Tour, brought to you by the Ohio Maple Producers Association.

The event takes place on March 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 at venues all across the Buckeye State. Many of the locations are in the counties of central Ohio and neighboring areas, although some will take place in all four corners of Ohio. More…

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All About Richland

Snow Trails Packing In The Fun

24 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Snow Trails has one ongoing and two upcoming events over the next two weeks that include races and a special slalom course.

Click on any of the following for additional information:

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History & Tourism

Cedar Point Gearing Up For A Full, Fun, Safe Summer

22 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

In the middle of each winter, we make an exception to our posting schedule to bring you a special “Summer Road Trip” to a place that generations of Richland Countians have known well and loved — Cedar Point Amusement Park.

Each winter, we post the Park’s look at new attractions and events for the coming season. Enjoy!

With the health and safety of guests and associates at its forefront, Cedar Point is excited to offer a full season of entertainment in 2021, including the celebration of its postponed 150th anniversary during the heart of the summer. Also returning are signature special events, a spectacular nighttime parade and party, a new family river adventure ride and chances to win the unprecedented Ticket of a Lifetime. More…

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All About Richland

February Fun At Snow Trails

11 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are several opportunities yet this month to enjoy Ohio’s finest ski resort, Snow Trails. Not only are recent snows adding to the downhill slopes, but events this month — including the 60th Annual Ski Carnival — will put a smile on any winter enthusiast’s face.

As described on its website, the resort features six chairlifts, including a slow moving Beginner’s Double Chairlift and two ski carpets dedicated to the Beginner’s Area. A third carpet lift is utilized for the Snow Tubing Park with the “Longest Tubing Lanes in Ohio.” The Resort offers 17 total trails including the Timberline trail – “Longest Trail in Ohio.” There are three glade areas, plus four terrain parks. A 9,000 sq. ft. Rental Center houses user friendly equipment and offers a self service system. More…

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All About Richland

January Fun Continues In Richland County

16 Jan , 2021  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

2021 is finally here and while we enter the new year with caution, it’s thrilling to start planning or schedule. Join us in getting excited about the possibilities of what this year might hold. Events are starting to pick up so here’s what we’re adding to our January calendar: winter fun, online concerts, art classes, and more!

Enjoy some snow and crisp January weather! Fresh powder is waiting for skiers, snowboarders, and snow tubers at Snow Trails. Get in extra time on the slopes and at Vertical Descent tubing park from 9 am to 9 pm with MLK Extended Hours (Jan 15 – 18). More…

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All Things Business

A Great Way To Get In The Christmas Spirit

19 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many people in Richland County would agree — the best start to the Christmas season is an early visit to the Kleerview Christmas Tree Farm, for 39 years one of north central Ohio’s premier destinations for decorating your house in holiday finery.

This year is no different. Kleerview opens Monday during Thanksgiving week and will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday as well from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. After being closed on Thanksgiving, it will open again on Friday at 9:00 AM, and then until Christmas it will be open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends. More…

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Sports

Have Disc, Will Golf

18 Aug , 2020  

We’re all looking for something to get us out of the house these days. If you’re looking for a physical activity that involves time outside and a bit of skill and competition, visit a Richland County Disc Golf course. Disc Golf has been growing in popularity throughout the United States. It’s a great lifetime sport and the perfect healthy activity for the whole family! It’s easy to learn and accessible to all ages.

Disc Golf is played in a similar way to golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players throw discs at a disc golf basket and attempt to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. Starting from a tee area, players progress through a fairway, finishing when they land the disc in the hole. The hole can be any target, but most often it’s an elevated metal basket. More…

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1812MansfieldHistory, History & Tourism

Explore Richland County Like A Visitor

9 Jul , 2020  

Each year, thousands and thousands of visitors flock to Mansfield and Richland County, many from hundreds of miles away. They come to explore our great outdoors, to pedal our bike trail. They hunt ghosts, watch races, stop to smell the flowers, and immerse themselves in the #1 rated movie (according to IMBD) of all time and follow the Shawshank Trail Driving Tour. Before COVID-19 hit, visitors wanted to experience a destination as locals. They booked AirBnB’s to stay in houses or apartments, ate where residents love to eat, enjoyed local arts, music, and life the local way.

Now, tourism has somewhat flipped backward as a sizeable percentage of people won’t stray far from home this summer. We promote our great attractions to people around the world all year long, but this summer we invite residents to enjoy what’s in your own backyard like those thousands of visitors do. More…

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Shelby

Shelby Bicycle Days Rolls Out This Week

6 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse; Community Improvement Corporation of Shelby

Shelby Bicycle Days is an integral part of the summer event season not only in northern Richland County, but in the entire area. This year, organizers faced the daunting realization that hosting a healthy festival, one that emphasized safe family fun, required that some changes be made.

The result is a different look version of Bicycle Days.

As shared by event organizations, the festival will include: More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Treasure Hunt Challenge At Malabar

15 Jun , 2020  

By: Malabar Farm State Park; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Ohio’s State Parks are open, and Malabar Farm State Park has activities available for those who want to get outside and explore.

Malabar’s Summer Treasure Hunt Challenge combines that exploration with discovering a new hidden gem each week. Here are the rules: More…

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All About Richland

Show Some Love For the Ohio Bird Sanctuary

21 Jan , 2020  

A few days before Valentine’s Day, celebrate the amazing world of owls at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary on February 8.

A fun evening has been planned for the two hour event that kicks off at 5:30 PM. Attendees will be able to meet ‘owl ambassadors’, meaning the feathered residents of the sanctuary. There will also be an opportunity to create owl-themed crafts and do other activities. More…

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History & Tourism

Richland Carrousel Park Set For Grand Re-Opening

15 Jan , 2020  

In the many years that the Richland Carrousel has made its home in downtown Mansfield, the music emanating from the Richland Carrousel Park has seeped into those who live, work and visit the area. It’s become part of who we are so, while it is closed right now for maintenance, we look forward to the grand re-opening on January 18 when the Carrousel will run again to traditional carousel music such as John Phillip Sousa’s The Washington Post March, all produced on the Park’s Stinson Organ. More…

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All About Richland

Strap On Those Cross-Country Skis

8 Jan , 2020  

January’s here, so we expect some serious snow to be coming our way. One way to get some great exercise in the winter, and still enjoy a bit of the outdoors, is cross country skiing. Richland County offers a variety of terrains, including paved paths and hilly landscapes, making this region a great cross country skiing location for beginners and pros alike. Check out these recommendations for where to go: More…

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History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: Winter Brings Winterfest Fun To Mohican

7 Jan , 2020  

As part of 1812Blockhouse’s emphasis on sharing news and information about our county and its residents, we realize that attractions and events just “over the border” in surrounding counties draw Richland Countians as well.  We will be highlighting several of these in our new series, “In Our Backyard.”

What better way to celebrate the wonders of January than with a winter themed festival? You’re in luck this weekend, as nearby Loudonville celebrates the 2020 Mohican Winter Fest this Saturday and Sunday. More…

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All About Richland

Winter Crafts In The Park For Seniors And Kids

31 Dec , 2019  

Brighten up your winter days with a spark of creativity – the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department has planned art events for young and old during the month of January, and you can make plans to attend. Details for each event are below; they request pre-registration to ensure that the appropriate amount of supplies are available. More…

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