Areas Along Mansfield Biking Trails
Mansfield is home to some incredible attractions such as Kingwood Center, Oak Hill Cottage, Mansfield Art Center, Renaissance Theatre, and the Historic Ohio State Reformatory made famous in “The Shawshank Redemption”.
The next section of your journey spans some of the most diverse terrains you’ll find on the trail. As you head north, the trail passes alongside peaceful farmland and meadows, babbling brooks, ridged woods, and wildlife-filled marshlands. As you get closer to the sights and sounds of the city, you’ll discover colorful murals under busy overpasses.
A horticulture oasis right on the trail, Kingwood Center Gardens now offers access to and from the trail between 10 am and 6:30 pm. Guests can now hop off the trail and spend some time exploring the gardens or grab a nutritious lunch in the Gateway Café before or after they hop on the trail for a ride. B&O Trail users can park their cars at Kingwood for free to start their time on the trail here. If cyclists come to Kingwood off the trail, they will be able to secure their bikes to a bike rack near the trail and are free to shop & dine without paying for garden admission.
At North Lake Park, the northern trailhead of the B&O Trail, a short bike ride will take you into historic downtown Mansfield. Downtown, you’ll find fine dining small plates at Cypress Hill Winery as well as local comfort eats like delicious Gyros at Athena Greek Restaurant and massive burgers at Uncle John’s Place. Stop for a caffeine fix from the coffee geeks at Relax It’s Just Coffee or stop and steep a cup of tea at 3rd Cup Tea. Not your grandma’s tea parlor, 3rd Cup Tea offers over 50 teas and tisanes from all over the world to choose from.
Where can I stay the night along the trail? Spend the night at the Holiday Inn & Suites and make Mansfield your home base for your cycling adventures in Richland County.