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What A Winter It Was

7 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Word has it that the thermometer broke through the 80 degree mark on Tuesday, signaling that the worst of winter — and even the not-so-worst of winter — is behind us.

It’s good to plan ahead, but before doing so let’s take a quick look back at the wonderful winter of 2020-2021. In particular, let’s consider how north central Ohio fared in terms of the white stuff.

The bottom line is that it snowed and snowed over the last several weeks, and Mansfield found itself above average in terms of total snowfall for cities in the eastern part of the United States. More…

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History & Tourism

What Can I Do Around Here With My Kids In Winter?

3 Mar , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

What do you do when Buckeye Chuck says we’re in for a long winter, but the kids are ready to get out of the house now? Richland County has opportunities for winter fun, indoors and out! Get the kids away from screens with our favorite family-friendly winter activities:

Bring your children, age 4-9, to Snow Trails to learn to ski and snowboard on Fridays, weekends, and peak days. The Snow Trails comprehensive Cubs and Bears Children’s Programs will teach your children a new skill in a safe environment during this half-day program. The Children’s Program includes a lift ticket, ski or snowboard equipment rental, helmet, and instruction/supervision as well as a mid-session snack. Your child’s lift ticket is valid for the entire day and can continue to be used, along with rental equipment, until the slopes close for the day. More…

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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

Winter Storm Update

16 Feb , 2021  

This is the latest from the National Weather Service office in Cleveland about the Winter Storm Warning for tonight and tomorrow.

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
337 PM EST Mon Feb 15 2021

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST TUESDAY

WHAT…Heavy snow occurring. Storm total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches expected through Tuesday afternoon. Localized higher amounts may be possible for areas near the lakeshore and Snowbelt region. More…

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Buckle Up, Richland: Season’s Biggest Snowfall May Be Coming

14 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

UPDATED — see below

Truth be told, Richland County residents have been spoiled a bit over the last couple of years, snow-wise.

That luck may be about to change.

Weather experts are sharing tidings of Winter Storm Tabitha, which is set to arrive in our neck of the woods on Monday morning. Between then and Tuesday afternoon, heavy snow is possible here. In the Mansfield area, that translates into 5 to 9 inches of the white stuff. More…

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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

Get Ready For A Fun February

30 Jan , 2021  

Our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have shared the following look at events taking place next month as winter continues.

Tired of staring at the same four walls? Don’t wait for warm weather to get you out of the house! Our February calendar is filling up with opportunities to bundle up, mask up, and safely leave home to enjoy the best parts of life in Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

A Bit More Cold Outside, Then Some Relief

26 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Now that Richland County has experienced its first solid dose of winter, and a true White Christmas, the weather rollercoaster is about to take another turn.

Over the last 24 hours, snowfall totals reported to the  National Weather Service have included the following amounts (in inches): More…

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Winter Camping Is Always An Option

21 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some, it’s a welcome diversion from the both the bustle of everyday life and what can be crowded parks in warmer times of the year.

Winter camping is enjoyed by thousands of Ohioans each year, and it can be accomplished right here in theRichland County area.

A few parks close for the winter season but many others remain open by limiting the number of sites or the amenities in the campground. Many parks that remain open, limit water and electric availability. More…

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All About Richland

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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All About Richland

With Snow On Its Way, Can Skiing Be Far Behind?

29 Nov , 2020  

There’s some not-so-out there speculation this weekend that the with the arrival of December, some snow may be falling on north central Ohio this week.

How much remains to be experienced.

That shared, it’s sure to put a smile on the faces at Ohio’s premier ski resort, Richland County’s Snow Trails, which is getting ready for its 60th season. A mid-December opening date for skiing and for snow tubing is typical, with the 2019 date being December 13. More…

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Sports

Snow Trails Revving Up For Another Great Weekend

26 Feb , 2020  

Have you by chance checked the weather forecast recently? Richland County is expected to get 2-3 inches of that white, cold stuff on Wednesday — just what the doctor ordered for Ohio’s leading ski resort.

As shared by Snow Trails in its latest snow report shared on Tuesday morning, operations are currently suspended because of the inclement weather forecasted. The resort will reopen on Thursday with the Slopes at 10AM and the Tubing Park at 5PM. More…

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The Sweet Smell Of Maple In The Air

22 Feb , 2020  

It’s almost time for the annual Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival. This event, which has been held continuously since 1977, always occurs on the first two weekends in March. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park.

The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. 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

Chilly January Fun In Richland County

22 Dec , 2019  

The new year is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to try a new experience or just get out of the house for some winter fun. The folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have rounded up their list of the best ways to spend your day come January: More…

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