MALABAR FARM STATE PARK ACTIVITIES
Hiking Trail, miles14
Bridle Trails, miles12
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.
There are twelve miles of trail for the hiker or horseperson to enjoy. Trails traverse scenic fields and forests.
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.
Good catches of bluegill and catfish can be caught from the farm ponds at Malabar. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.
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.