Travel Our Trails…
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.
The ultimate Shawshank Redemption experience! This internationally known trail features 15 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 enjoy the sites along The Shawshank Trail.
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 of the documented haunted sites that have earned Mansfield the title, “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 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
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
Stroll along a self-guided walking tour featuring historic preservation in downtown Mansfield. Start by calling 419.496.2112, choosing track #3 or #4, and following the prompts.