NEARBY MALABAR FARM STATE PARK
Malabar Inn Restaurant, located within the park, is a restored "stagecoach" inn built in 1820. Today, the inn is state-owned and offers home-cooked meals (click for menu), Tuesday through Sunday, May 1-October 31. The inn is also open on weekends in March and April. Group reservations are available April-December.
Nearby are Mohican State Park, Mohican Memorial State Forest, and Pleasant Hill Lake. For information on attractions in Richland County including Kingwood Gardens, Renaissance Theatre and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course contact Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, 52 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio 44902, (800) 642-8282.
Malabar Farm's Youth Hostel, administered by the Hostel International Organization, offers limited overnight accommodations. For information call (419) 892-2055.
Fowler Woods State Nature Preserve, north off State Route 13, is a mixture of mature beech-maple forest and swamp forest. Spring wildflowers are abundant. Visitation is during daylight hours only.