Now that spring has sprung, many in our region are pining to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
We can’t blame them. We love it, too. That’s why we put together this list of 5 great spots near Crestline to get outdoors for the afternoon:
Malabar Farm State Park
Head to Bromfield for a relaxing walk through the rolling fields of Ohio. The property is beautiful and is still a working farm.
The annual Maple Syrup Festival is a real delight, and there is a surprising amount of Hollywood memorabilia here, too. This is a day trip you won’t want to skip!
Located right here in Crestline, this 38-acre park includes the educational Lowe-Volk Nature Center and all its programs, plus beautiful natural land, a rich history, and surprisingly varied ecosystems packed into a relatively small location. If you’ve never fully explored this local treasure, we urge you to do it this spring!
Okay, so maybe the Seneca Caverns in nearby Bellevue does not qualify as “outdoors,” what with them being caverns and all, but it’s still a fascinating place to visit when you want a little adventure in your life. Nothing like exploring some caves in a safe, controlled environment!
Just be warned ahead of time, you’ll be in cramped spaces and will have to do some work to get the full experience. If you have physical disabilities or limited mobility, this trek may not be for you.
Mt. Gilead State Park
People are often surprised at how much beauty is packed into this 180-acre park. From good hiking to tons of recreational activities (including disc golf), playgrounds, and more.
There are even some timber tie stairs that will present a challenge to some hikers. This park is a great outdoor spot that isn’t a far drive.
Gorman Nature Center
Head over to Manfield for some nicely shaded nature trails that are perfect for a sunny spring day. The trails are well taken care of and well maintained, and they’re well marked to ensure you are always on a course. It’s one of the most relaxing walks in the area!
We know there are many other great places nearby to get an outdoors experience this spring. Tell us about them in the comments!