Loudonville, Ohio – The on-going rain has resulted in high water levels on the Mohican River. Recent heavy rains have flooded some areas and forced Loudonville’s six canoe liveries to close. “Although canoeing is popular, Loudonville is still open for everything else that makes the area a favorite getaway,” said Bob Yun, Executive Director of the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau.
Favorite activities include exploring Mohican State Park and Forest’s 6,200 acres of pure, incredible wilderness. The Park has 45 miles of scenic hiking trails, the very popular and rugged 24 miles of mountain biking trail, and 9 miles of bridle trails. It is a great place for picnicking with magnificent views from the Clear Fork Overlook Gorge and high atop the Fire Tower. Don’t miss the Wolf Creek Grist Mill. Nearby is Malabar Farm State Park, a working farm. Visitors can take a free, self-guided farm tour, enjoy 30 interactive farm-related exhibits in the free Visitors Center, and for a small charge tour the 32-room country estate house. Malabar also has hiking and bridle trails. Many weekends Malabar also host special events, even a barn dance.
Other area activities still available include Tree Frog Canopy Tours, Ohio’s longest, fastest, highest zip line. How about golf, go karts, miniature golf and more. Loudonville’s quaint Victorian downtown is brimming with unique shops offering antiques, jewelry and keepsake gifts, Native American items, quality furniture, a real live general store, a popular shoe store, and artist galleries. Near downtown is the Cleo Redd Museum, home of the Mohican Historical Society. The free museum is newly renovated with two floors of local history from the area’s Native American heritage, through the Civil War, early 1900’s, into the present. Of course downtown and nearby restaurants feature local and national eateries to please every taste and budget.
“Water levels have yet to peak, so it will be a good week or longer before the River starts to recede. With cooler, drier weather forecast well into next week, the Loudonville-Mohican area is still great place to visit. There is still availability in some area lodging too.” So don’t let a little rain dampen your plans. Loudonville is definitely open for business.
For more information on Loudonville or to request a free 2013 Getaway Planner, contact the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau toll-free at 877-2MOHICAN or email requests to Info@DiscoverMohican.com.