Travel Our Trails…
There are so many extraordinary experiences in and around Mansfield. Hiking, driving, cycling, sipping, riding or walking the path of Hollywood, we’ve made it easy to explore them at your own pace and discover local favorites along the way. For additional trails throughout Ohio, visit Ohio Adventure Trails.
The ultimate Shawshank Redemption experience! This internationally known trail features 16 movie sites from the No. 1 movie of all time (IMDb) attracts fans from all over the world. This drive-it-yourself trail allows you to tour everything from The Shawshank State Prison (Ohio State Reformatory) to the Shawshank Woodshop. The Trail even features Shawshank-themed foods and souvenirs. Get busy living and join fans from around the world for The Shawshank Redemption 25th Anniversary celebration, August 16-18, 2019.
Sip and sample your way along the historic Wine & Ale Trail. Explore wineries, wine bars, and craft breweries located in fascinating structures, such as a former mortuary, a turn of the century bank. All feature live entertainment. Don’t forget to ask for Shawshank Redemption themed wines and beer; they make great souvenirs and gifts. Make it a weekend and explore them all!
Mansfield is no stranger to paranormal activity and has been featured on multiple ghost hunting shows. Hunt on your own or accompany a professional ghost hunter through any one of the five documented haunted sites that have earned Mansfield the name “The Haunted Capital of Ohio.”
The Richland B&O Trail is a paved 18.4-mile bike trail connecting Mansfield to Butler. At the northern end, you can find the 5.7-mile Mansfield City Bike Loop. Hike from Malabar Farm State Park to the Mohican State Memorial Forest along the primitive hills of the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail.
Nearly 90 miles of horse trails allow you to ride from Malabar Farm State Park to Pleasant Hill Lake Park and Mohican State Forest. Trails are open year-round and suitable for riders with all experience levels.
Historic Byways & Scenic Trails
Two Ohio Scenic Byways and the Continental Divide traverse Richland County. Whether you are a guest to our area, or just passing through, take the time to enjoy restaurants, attractions, and quaint shops on or near these routes. For more historical locations, visit our history page.
Historic Downtown Walks
Start at Oak Hill Cottage and take a 2-mile self-guided walk by calling 419.496.2112 and following the prompts. The Richland County Historical Society has put together a new downtown walking tour. Track #4 is a self-guided tour from Vasbinder Fountain in Central Park to the cemetery and back.