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Big House at Malabar Farm State Park near Lucas, Ohio, USA.
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A view of the Malabar Farm Restaurant, located at Malabar Farm State Park at 3645 Pleasant Valley Road near Lucas, Ohio.
Malabar Farm State Park © stateparks.com
A view of The Main Dairy Barn and Petting Farm at Malabar Farm State Park near Lucas, Ohio.
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Horses at Malabar Farm at the Maple Sugar Festival.
Malabar Farm State Park © Gene Shirk
Malabar Farm State Park © Gene Shirk
Malabar Farm State Park © Gene Shirk
Malabar Farm State Park © Gene Shirk
Malabar Farm State Park © Gene Shirk
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MALABAR FARM STATE PARK ACTIVITIES
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres875
 Water, acres3
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles14
 Picnickingyes
 Bridle Trails, miles12
 Nature Programsyes
CampingPrimitive, #15
 Pets Permittedyes
 Horsemen Campsitesyes
WinterSleddingyes
 Cross-Country Skiingyes
 Ice Skatingyes
AccommodationsRestaurantyes
Birding
The park, located in Ohio, offers a variety of birding options for enthusiasts. It is home to numerous species including the Eastern Bluebird and Red-tailed Hawk which can be spotted year-round. During spring migration season (April-May), visitors may see warblers while summer brings sightings of Indigo Buntings and Baltimore Orioles among others. The area's diverse habitats such as wetlands, woodlands and meadows attract different types of birds making it an ideal spot for birdwatchers.
Trails
There are twelve miles of trail for the hiker or horseperson to enjoy. Trails traverse scenic fields and forests.
Bicycling
While exploring the park, cycling enthusiasts can enjoy a 2-mile trail. However, it's not particularly challenging.

The terrain is relatively flat and easy to navigate but still requires some caution due to occasional loose gravel.

It's important for cyclists to be aware that this path isn't exclusively for biking; hikers also use it frequently.

Cyclists should always yield right of way when encountering pedestrians or horseback riders on shared trails in the area.

Although there aren't any dedicated bike rental facilities within the premises, nearby towns offer such services.

Remember: helmets are strongly recommended while riding as safety must never be compromised even during leisurely rides.
Guided Tours
Malabar Farm reflects the agricultural tradition of Ohio while focusing on Louis Bromfield's life and philosophies. The 32-room Big House, designed by Bromfield and architect Louis Lamoreux, is a blend of Western Reserve architectural styles and was built to appear as if it had been added onto over the years. Tours of the mansion, preserved just as Louis left it in 1956, are offered year-round. Contact the park for daily hours. Fees are $3 for adults, $1 for students ages 6-18, with children under five admitted free. Farm Wagon Tours are available May-October, weather permitting, for $1.00 per person.
Fishing
Good catches of bluegill and catfish can be caught from the farm ponds at Malabar. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.
Meeting Rooms
The Pugh Cabin is a day-use facility for groups up to fifty people. This building can be rented for meetings and group functions from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Reservations are required.
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