By Laura R. Weirick
With the warmer weather finally here, it’s hard not to think of vacation. Remember that word – Vacation? Come to Mohican and create an outdoor adventure for the family that you will not forget.
So, what is there to do in the Camp & Canoe Capital of Ohio? Take a canoe or kayak down the Mohican State Scenic River, try the zip line or aerial adventure park. Go karts, mini-golf and more. Summertime is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and festivals. June 8 is the International Wine at the Mill Fundraiser.
This is a popular Mohican event, where all proceeds go for preservation efforts at the Wolf Creek Grist Mill. July 6 brings the Car Show and fireworks. Ranked in the top 10 of car shows by Cruisin’ Times Magazine, the Loudonville Car Show showcases vehicles of all eras. And if you love fireworks, Pleasant Hill Lake Park has the hugely popular “Christmas in July” that ends in an awesome fireworks display over Pleasant Hill Lake on July 20.
The Great Mohican Pow-Wow is held during the summer and again in the early fall. Experience over 40 top Native American artisans, craftsmen & traders. Enjoy music, storytelling, dance and drum competitions, demos and more.
The 18th Century Colonial Trade Fair returns in August. Learn from participants and vendors in period costumes and tents on the history of the area and life back then. Live cannon demonstrations and more to entertain kids of all ages. These and other events dot the beautiful landscape of Mohican.
And what would a vacation be without shopping? The Mohican-Loudonville area has a quaint downtown with independent shop owners that will introduce the visitor to an array of art, clothing, jewelry, gadgets that solve all sorts of issues, electronics, antiques, crafts and more. Creative Outlet Indian Store has the largest selection of Authentic Native American jewelry and artwork in northern Ohio. Four Seasons has two full floors of gifts, boutique, collectibles and flowers to explore. Mohican is also the gateway to Amish Country, just a short drive to Millersburg or Berlin with shopping galore!
For all historian enthusiasts, discover the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum. The museum offers information on the importance of the motorcycle sidecar to the area, a rare American flag, and so much more.
Take in a movie at the Ohio Theatre. Restored to its original glory of days gone by, the theatre offers recently released movies throughout the year.
DiscoverMohican.com has plenty of options to keep travelers on budget without compromising any wants on the trip. From campgrounds to cabins, castle to a state park lodge, inns to Bed & Breakfast there is something for everyone. Some places have savings all year long. For example, if you are looking for a cabin along the Mohican State Scenic River, check out Blackfork Cabins.
The longer the stay, the more there is to save. Put your child’s report card to work! Mohican State Park Lodge offers a “Stays for A’s” program that awards $10.00 off for every A on your child’s report card, up to a $50.00 savings. They also offer a special rate for the “Savvy Seniors.” Guests over the age of 65 can enjoy the lodge’s special discounted rates.
So much to do, so little time. Whether here for a week or the weekend, there is something for everyone. Isn’t it time to Discover Mohican?