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Take A Hike: Stoller Road Trail

6 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In our “Take a Hike” series, we’re featuring a walk or organized hike you can take by yourself, with groups, or with your favorite furry friend. In each case, they are located within Richland County and will be generally accessible to the public, or easily made available.

Do you have a favorite walk you’d like to see us share with our readers? Just send information to us at: [email protected] and we’ll be happy to do just that.

Today we’re looking at the 3.6 mile Stoller Road Trail just north of Clearfork Reservoir. More…

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ODNR Announces Virtual Winter Hikes To Replace Traditional Guided Tours

14 Dec , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will offer virtual hikes in lieu of the traditional in-person guided tours held in January and February of each year. The naturalist-led, online series will give Ohioans an opportunity to plan their own winter hikes while maintaining a safe social distance.

“ODNR is committed to ensuring that everyone can safely get outdoors, enjoy their annual winter hikes, and get fit naturally to start the new year,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Just because we can’t all hike together doesn’t mean Ohioans will have to miss out on some of the prettiest winter views across the state.” More…

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Gorman Nature Center Goes To The Dogs

25 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Fall is a great time for exercise. Temperatures decrease, the foliage provides a wonderful backdrop, and there’s time to shed a few extra pounds before winter steps in.

One great place to do so is Mansfield’s Gorman Nature Center.

And while you’re at it — why not take your four legged animal with you? Gorman loves dog hikers, and has published a new video to provide some advice. More…

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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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