Mohican in the Fall
By Miranda Burrell
Mohican in the fall is on fire, with color of course. The leaves are transforming the hills of Mohican into a brand new landscape full of reds, yellows and oranges.
Local farmers’ markets have pumpkins, mums and more, out and ready to sell. Visitors are amazed at the view of the Clearfork Gorge Overlook as it changes to a sea of color each day. It truly is a sight to behold.
At the Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio, canoeing is not over. What a treat to float down the Mohican State Scenic River under an arbor of color. Some of the canoe liveries are open through October. It is a perfect time to grab a camera with family and friends and enjoy the serenity of the river.
Fall is full of activities that will keep everyone having fun while enjoying all there is to offer. Whether staying for a week or weekend, discover why Mohican rocks any time of year. Stay in a treehouse, castle, resort, Inn, historic B & B, or a choice of one of many private cabins.
Several of the private cabins or cottages have hot tubs, spectacular views, all the amenities of home and some are even pet friendly.
The 29th Mohican Bluegrass Festival returns to Mohican Wilderness Campground, September 18-19. This is a family friendly event that takes place in the beautiful Mohican River. Performances include the Open Highway, The Hillbilly Gypsies, The Cleverlys, and many more. Don’t miss this first-class event.
September 26 is the annual Oktoberfest at Wolf Creek Grist Mill. Taste and enjoy 100 varieties of domestic and international beer, and wine to support fundraising efforts for Wolf Creek Grist Mill Historic Park & Museum.
Live music, games, food, and more. Free busing to and from the event for patrons staying at any of the following sponsorship lodging locations: Red Window Townhouse, Mohican Adventures, Wally World Riverside Resort, Arrow Point Campgrounds Inc, Mohican Little Brown Inn, Blackfork Marken Inn Bed & Breakfast, and The Mohican State Park Campground.
There are plenty of events happening this fall. October 6-10 is the 132nd Loudonville Street Fair. Family fun and affordable, with five days of free admission, free entertainment, food, rides, and more.
October 11-25 is Mohican in the Fall Foliage Drive-it-Yourself Tour. Take a leisurely drive through the Mohican State Park and the Mohican-Memorial State Forest during the peak of the season. Hike or bike the trails and enjoy nature as the trees and wildlife get ready for winter. Then enjoy time at the restaurants and independent stores. Visit loudonvillechamber.com for a map and more information.
October also brings in ghost enthusiasts to Landoll’s Mohican Castle. Throughout the year, they offer public Ghost Walks. These walks will take one through the history of the property and also allow the opportunity to communicate with the “other side” by using tools of the trade. If wanting to go more in depth, ask about the possibility of a Ghost Hunt. This takes several hours and permits the visitor to conduct a paranormal investigation.
During November and December, make sure to plan an individualized adventure in Mohican. Fishing, outdoor sports and more occur all year long. Hiking trails are open to the public year-round at the Mohican State Park. Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are available at nearby Snow Trails Ski Resort.
All of this and more await. Discover Mohican in the fall.
Mohican in the Fall