Sweetheart Hike at Pleasant Hill Lake Park

SWEETHEART HIKE at Pleasant Hill Lake Park Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Spend time in the great outdoors with your sweetie at Pleasant Hill Lake Park! Bring a friend or that special someone for a FREE, self-guided Sweetheart Hike on Saturday, February 12 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Hike the luminary-lit trail then warm up with hot cocoa…

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Fall Hike for Health at Malabar Farm State Park

Enjoy a healthy day of of hiking with friends & family while enjoying the autumn sites at Malabar Farm State Park. Sign in anytime at the Visitor Center. Maps & refreshments are available. This FREE event is sponsored by the Richland Public Health. For more information please call 419-774-4772.

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“Up Ferguson Way” Guided Hike at Malabar Farm State Park

Join Tour Guide Kathy for a scenic, guided hike “Up Ferguson Way”. During this 2-mile hike, we’ll explore the Ferguson Meadow, search for the Ferguson Steps, and visit the Ferguson Falls. Proper footwear, a hiking stick and water bottle are highly recommended. Meet at the Pugh Cabin at 9am.

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Fall Fun for the Whole Family

When we say “fall,” what comes to mind? Do you think of drinking apple cider and crunching leaves, or pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating? We all have strong memories of this season, and there’s no better place to make these fall memories with your little ones. Here in Mansfield and Richland County we are packed with classic fall activities your kids are going to love....

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October Happenings and Events

Fall is here, and the cooler weather and changing leaves make this the perfect time of year to wander outdoors. Those hazy summer days are gone, so make time to explore the many hiking and bridle trails that line the county’s diverse terrain. Grab your bike and roll along the gentle hills of the B&O Trail. Whether on wheels or on foot, you’ll love the 18.4 miles of paved trail on the railroad bed of the former Baltimore & Ohio Railway. Grab your friends, family, and pets and head out to Malabar Farm State Park for their Fall Hike for Health (Oct 20). More fall activities for both families and fear fanatics are added all the time, so make sure to follow the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar for all the upcoming fall fun, live music, and haunted happenings!...

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Cole Road Prairie Walk

Naturalist Larry Smith will lead a nature walk at the Cole Road Prairie on Saturday, August 4, starting at 11am. Come and see a profusion of summer prairie flowers and the pollinators that love them! Larry will tell us how he established and maintains the prairie. Then we’ll meander along the prairie trails for a…

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Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail Birthday Celebration on #NationalTrailsDay

Help us celebrate the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail’s birthday! Three years ago, on National Trails Day, the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail was officially dedicated. Join us Saturday, June 2 to show your support for the many partners and volunteers who helped make the CFVST possible. We’ll celebrate the trail’s birthday – and #NationalTrailsDay – with these…

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Hiking Across Richland County

Spending time in nature has been proven to improve mental focus, lower stress levels, increase creativity as well as 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 places for you right in your own backyard....

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Mohican Wildlife Weekend Celebrates Nature

Revel in the beauty of springtime in Ohio with Mohican Wildlife Weekend April 22-24, 2016! This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the program. This year is even more special with a focus on the biodiversity of the area, which showcases the wonderful variety of species we have right here in Richland and Ashland County. With 30 different programs to attend at nine different locations, this diverse lineup will help you learn about the rich history and wildlife in the Mohican area. There are opportunities to explore for the whole family and the perfect chance to enjoy the outdoors. See the full weekend schedule....

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