Friday, May 13, 2011

Canoes, Cliffs, and Cardinals near Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg Ohio

Nature lovers will find canoes, cliffs, and cardinals on river trips and nature hikes near a bed and breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio.  Just a short way down the road from Millersburg is the "Canoe Capital" of Ohio.  It is located in Loudonville!  There are several canoe options from 1/2 hour trips to multi-day trips.  The Loudonville Canoe Livery on Main Street is the oldest canoe livery in operation at the same location in the State of Ohio.  Mohican Adventures located on State Route 3 in Loudonville is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2011.  In addition to canoeing Mohican Adventures also offers adventure golf and go karts.  In the same area is Mohican State Park where you can go hiking, bird watching, horseback riding and more.  The parks boasts 6000 acres that are hilly and full of cliffs from glacial formations created by the Wisconsin Glacier many years ago.  A couple of the highlights at the park include Lyons Falls and Clear Fork Gorge.  The gorge is over 1000 feet wide at one point and is surrounded by Hemlock and Pine trees.  It is 300 feet deep and is a National Natural Registered Landmark.  

Another site to see in the Mohican area is Lyons Falls.  There are both upper and lower falls.  The upper falls are near Lyons Cave and drop 40 feet.  The lower falls cascade through Clear Fork Gorge and drop 30 feet. There are marked trails in the Mohican State Park.  If you are in to bird watching you will see native birds such as the Cardinal or Eastern Bluebird as well as some rare specifies, especially during migration season.  The park has picnic areas so be sure to pack a picnic whether you are canoeing or hiking or bird watching.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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