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Downtown Loudonville Is the Wonderful Little Gem You Have Been Missing

The charming village of Loudonville is located in the Mohican River Valley of North Central Ohio and is known as the “Canoe Capital of Ohio.”  The historic downtown features local shops, eateries, and antique stores where visitors can slow down, relax and enjoy the warm and friendly town.

I started coming here as a kid with my family to canoe the waterways of the Mohican River, which runs right through town. However, I have returned many times, finding something new and unique to explore each time.

Stela’s Ice Cream Shoppe is the perfect spot whether you are looking for something sweet to end your day or some java to get your morning going. Tin ceilings, original wood flooring, and period-style decorations will transport you back to yesteryear.

Their premium ice cream, organic coffees, and locally blended teas offer something for whatever you are in the mood for. Personally, I love their coffee. I always get something they have on special and let them make their magic.

Four Seasons Flowers and Gifts is an eclectic shop catering to all floral needs and unique gift items. Every time I walk up to this store, I take a moment to enjoy all the fun and entertaining pieces. Inside the shop, it is just as enamoring.

Black Fork Bistro offers a diverse menu featuring my husband’s favorite, Shrimp and Grits, with a sriracha sauce. And you haven’t had cheese curds till you have had them with housemade marinara and a ranch sriracha drizzle. From flatbread pizzas, brussel sprouts in a balsamic glaze to my favorite cocktail, this is always a favorite place to enjoy a delicious meal.

The Historic Ohio Theatre, built in 1909, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was initially named the Loudonville Opera House. The glamorous venue is adorned with ornate decor and numerous balconies making it the perfect place to spend an evening catching a Hollywood flick or a local production number.

Just minutes from all the adventures of the Mohican area, take some time to stroll Downtown Loudonville and experience the joy and beauty of small-town life. To plan your next trip, visit, Compass Ohio for details on all the scenic area has to offer.

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