1812MansfieldHistory, History & Tourism

Scenic Trail Extension Opens Near Malabar Farm

1 Nov , 2019  

The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy has announced on Facebook that it opened a new extension of the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail (CFVST) on October 27, giving hikers more trail to explore.

The CFVST is a natural corridor of hiking trails located in southern Richland County. The trail winds through over 600 acres of nature preserves between Malabar Farm and the Richland B&O Trail. More…

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Fall Hike For Health

1 Oct , 2019  

Richland Public Health’s annual “Fall Hike for Health” is Saturday, October 19, at Malabar Farm State Park and Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield. The fall hikes are in their 19th year at Malabar Farm State Park and 5th year at Gorman Nature Center.

Enjoy the beauty of Ohio’s fall colors at both locations with hikes through the woods from 9 AM to 12 PM. Hikes are self-guided with suggested start times by 11 AM. More…

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Turning Leaves And Black Hand Sandstone

27 Sep , 2019  

Join Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) geologists and naturalists on October 5 for a hike to enjoy the splendid fall foliage along with viewing spectacular exposures of Black Hand Sandstone that create Lyons Falls and other local features in Mohican State Park.

Meet at the Hemlock Picnic Area; the hike will begin at 10:00 AM and end around noon. The trail is considered moderate to difficult for hikers. Afterwards, around 1:00 PM, there will be an opportunity for creeking and hunting for Mississippian-age fossils such as crinoids (sea-lilies) & brachiopods. More…


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Take A Hike: No Matter Your Experience Level, A Great One Awaits

10 Sep , 2019  

Get in touch with nature before summer ends or plan a hike as the leaves start to change! Take advantage of the warm weather and explore all the beautiful, can’t-miss scenery the area has to offer. Spending time in nature has been proven to improve mental focus, lower stress levels, increase creativity, and even boost the immune system. Whether you want to take a stroll on a park path, trek through the woods, or just explore the local flora and fauna, we’ve got all your must-hike trails right here. More…

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