Water, water everywhere
The Mohican River area is known as the “Camp and Canoe capital of Ohio.” There is no shortage of activity near us.
Hiking? Biking? Horseback riding? Here’s where you’ll want to start:
Mohican State Park
3116 State Route 3 Loudonville, OH
The 1,110-acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 4,525-acre Mohican-Memorial State Forest offer outstanding opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio’s most stunning natural regions.
Visitors can experience the wilderness, venturing through the hemlock forest to take in the striking views offered by the scenic Clear Fork Gorge and fish-laden Clear Fork River. Hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy a challenge on the acclaimed 25-mile trail.
Established in 1949, the park is about 5 miles south of downtown Loudonville, and sits on the south shore of Pleasant Hill Lake.
Mohican-Memorial State Forest
“Mohican Forest—the crown jewel of the Mohican area—has drawn explorers, artists, outdoorsmen, and families for centuries.
Early settlers, mother nature, unemployed laborers, and even war have all affected and shaped the playground known as Mohican-Memorial State Forest and Park.”
Pleasant Hill Lake (Pleasant Hill Lake Park)
3431 State Route 95, Perrysville, OH
This 783-acre man-made lake (ok, so it’s not a natural attraction) near Perrysville was completed in 1936. The 113-ft tall earth-fill Pleasant Hill Dam which forms the lake was built on the Clear Fork of the Mohican River.
Shopping, Art, & Artisans
If you enjoy beautiful scenery, outdoor activities, shopping, antiquing (junkin’ or pickin’), wineries, local art, pottery, Amish built furniture, and great restaurants Mohican River Country has many options.
Don’t miss the shops and restaurants in downtown Loudonville, nearby Ashland and Wooster.
Planning a destination wedding? Here are some beautiful options near us:
Landoll’s Mohican Castle
561 Township Rd 3352, Loudonville, OH
A luxurious estate with its own world-class restaurant: The Copper Mug Bar & Grille.
White Pine Grove
996 County Road 3275, Perrysville, OH
An event center on the edge of Mohican Forest.
Touring & Scenery
We’re on the edge of Ohio’s “Amish Country.” The Capital of Holmes County, Millersburg, is 30 minutes away with Berlin, Charm, Mt. Hope, Walnut Creek, and other Amish communities within a scenic drive.
Spend some time in the many wonderful shops and restaurants and take a drive in the countryside to view the Amish in their home environments.
South of Perrysville, the iconic Mohican State Park Covered Bridge spans Clear Fork of the Mohican River.
Just south of Brinkhaven, the 370 foot-long Bridge of Dreams holds the distinction of being Ohio’s second-longest covered bridge and the third-longest in the country.
Food & Dining
There are too many to name, but here are a couple of our favorites. And be sure to stop at the area’s farm markets for fresh produce!
Village Point Market
4 West Main St. Hayesville, OH
Just 10 miles from Loudonville, Village Point Market earned 2019 Best of the Best – (Times Gazette) for its freshly baked bread, salads, and fresh-made deli sandwiches.
History & Museums
Cleo Redd Fischer Museum
203 East Main Street, Loudonville, OH
The Cleo Redd Fischer Museum of the Mohican Historical Society connects the community with the history and traditions of the area.
Wolf Creek/Pine Run Grist Mill
St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH
Wolf Creek Grist Mill sits on 50 acres has been restored to operating condition. The Fromme Cabin was moved to the property several years ago serves as a welcome center. An 1880 sawmill and 7 other historic log cabins have been moved to the site for restoration.
The Ohio Theatre
156 N Water Street, Loudonville, OH
The historic Loudonville Opera House was built as the municipal hall, fire station, and opera house in 1909. This 400-seat theatre became known as The Ohio Theatre in 1931, and now has both movies and live shows.
Morgan Workman built his log-cabin home—that doubled as his Dunkard Church—in 1840. In 1963 it was restored and moved to Central Park, where it is now supplied with period-authentic home goods and on display to the public as a living-history museum.
The Mohican River Retreat House is located on County Rd 3175… but most people just call it “Wally Road.”
The Toledo, Walhonding Valley and Ohio Railroad (the "Wally") opened a 45-mile connecting route from Coshocton to Loudonville in 1892. This route was considered one of the most scenic train rides in Ohio, and now you can drive it yourself!