History & Tourism

Travel Richland Trails

4 Sep , 2021  

By Wendy Pramik, Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Whether on foot, wheel or hoof, you’ll find adventure all around the Mansfield area. Trek at your own pace along one of Destination Mansfield – Richland County’s organized trails. We’ve made it easy for you to chart your course, and you’re welcome to mix and match stops for a customized experience.

Wine & Ale Trail

For a drink with a side of history, follow the region’s Wine & Ale Trail, 10 stops that honor the past as they flavor the present.


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All About Richland

Take A Real And Virtual Turn On The Clear Fork Scenic Trail

27 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As the weather turns warmer in the coming weeks, why not head to a beautiful corner of Richland County for some exercise and quality “outdoor time.”

The Clear Fork Scenic Trail was born out of a visit to connect the Butler and the B&O Bike Trail with Mohican State Park and Malabar Farm State Park. More…

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All About Richland

Take A Detour With Ohio’s New Trails App

9 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Mary Mertz today announced the release of a new mobile and web-based resource to help outdoor enthusiasts plan for and explore thousands of trail miles crisscrossing the Buckeye State.

The new DETOUR trails app, developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), is Ohio’s new go-to source for authoritative trail information for both to beginner and expert-trail users. Trails can be searched for by region, level of difficulty, activity, type, and distance. The app offers featured routes, provides driving directions to trailheads, and includes information for trail managers.

“Ohio is a great place for families to live, work, learn, and play,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “This new app will help bring friends and families together by connecting them to Ohio’s abundant trail system and natural outdoor beauty.” More…

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All About Richland

In Our Backyard: One Year On, Great American Rail-Trail Work Continues

26 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Technically, it both is — and is not yet — in our backyard. Seriously, though, it couldn’t get much closer to coming through Richland County.

At this time last year, we shared a post on 1808Delaware relaying news that promoters of the Great American Rail-Trail had unveiled a preferred route for the project.

In reality, while not actually traversing Richland County, the route uses the Ohio to Erie Trail, which crosses Knox County about 15 miles south of the county line. 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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History & Tourism

Ohio Trails Vision Released; Interactive Map Includes Malabar Farm Trails

21 May , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and TourismOhio have released the Ohio Trails Vision, a document that will serve as a valuable framework for state government to work with communities, land managers, trail advocates and users to advance the trails system in our state.

“Ohio is an amazing state, with thousands of miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, paddling or horseback riding,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “These trails are part of what makes our state so special. The 2019 Ohio Trails Vision gives us a road map to manage and promote our trails. I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in this project.” More…

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