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5 Must-Do Things At Mohican State Park Lodge

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On the hunt for a great Ohio family getaway? Look no further than the Mohican State Park Lodge! 

Tucked away in the scenic beauty of Mohican State Park is the Mohican Lodge and Conference Center. Cozy up in a rocking chair next to the fireplace, enjoy a delicious meal overlooking Pleasant Hill Lake, then take a refreshing dip in the pool.

Mohican State Park Lodge
Mohican State Park Lodge

The Mohican Lodge makes the ideal spot for a family vacation during your visit to the Mohican area. In this post, we share our must-do things while visiting the Mohican State Park Lodge and a guide to fun activities in the area.

We would like to thank Great Ohio Lodges for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are our own.

About Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park is a 1,110-acre park located on the south shore of Pleasant Hill Lake, five miles south of Loudonville in Ashland County, Ohio, United States. It is in northeastern Ohio, roughly a half-hour from Mansfield, Ohio.

Clear Fork Gorge Overlook
Clear Fork Gorge Overlook

Mohican State Park is a popular tourist area with top sights, including Lyons Falls, Clear Fork Gorge, and the Mohican State Scenic River. Guests can make a day trip or a week-long getaway exploring all the beautiful landscapes from land and water.

There is no fee to enter the State Park. A map of the park and its amenities can be found on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

The Mohican State Park Lodge

The ideal place to stay while exploring Mohican State Park is at the Mohican Lodge. Mohican is one of the Ohio state park lodges which offers guests full-service accommodations, including a restaurant, year-round amenities, and spacious rooms.

Mohican State Park
Balcony Views From Mohican Lodge

The Mohican Lodge makes a perfect weekend getaway, with it being only a 90-minute drive from Columbus and Cleveland.

The drive from Cincinnati is a little under 3 hours.

Address: 1098 Ashland Co Rd. 3006, Perrysville, OH 44864

Accommodations At The Mohican Lodge

The lodge offers a variety of guest rooms, including Queen Rooms, King Rooms, and Accessibility Rooms. Each room has a private balcony complete with chairs and a small table. I recommend a room overlooking the lake, if possible. 

Rooms include a mini-fridge, in-room coffee maker, hair dryers, and shampoo and conditioner. The rooms may feel a bit dated, but they are spacious, clean, and comfortable.

Double Queen Guest Room At Mohican Lodge
Double Queen Guest Room At Mohican State Park Lodge

A Few Tips:

  • A single elevator in the lobby allows guests to get from one level to the next. Many of the rooms require you to take your luggage up a small flight or two of stairs. If this is an issue, call the front desk while making reservations so that they can find the perfect accommodations for you. 
  • There are not any cabins available at Mohican Lodge. Check out Great Ohio Lodges for lodges that offer cabin rentals.
  • Only service animals are permitted – no pets.
  • There is a Beautification Fee of 3% charged to your account. This fee goes for the continual improvement of the lodge, cabins, and amenities.
  • Check-in is at 4:00 pm, and Check out is at 11:00 am.
  • Pack-N-Plays are available upon request.
  • High-speed internet is available in the rooms.
  • There is a microwave available in the lobby.

5 Must-Do Things At Mohican State Park Lodge

Check out the Indoor Pool and Sauna

Parents know that an indoor pool can be a lifesaver during the chilly winter months. Mohican not only offers a large indoor pool, but they also have a sauna. The pool area offers plenty of seating, tables, and towels.

Indoor Pool at Mohican Lodge
Indoor Pool at Mohican Lodge

During the summer months, Mohican opens its outdoor pool which has a shallow and a deep end. A fenced-in, 1-foot pool is also open during the summer months, ideal for little ones.

Relax In The Sauna
Relax In The Sauna

Tip: The sauna is in the indoor pool area and could easily be mistaken for a pool storage area. That wooden hut is a sauna!

Get Your Ohio Park Passport Stamped At The Gift Shop

If you have an Ohio Parks Passport Book, you can get your Mohican State Park stamp inside the gift shop. Visitors do not have to be guests of the lodge to come to dine at the restaurant or browse the gift shop. The gift shop has a variety of unique Ohio trinkets, Mohican souvenirs, toys, and a selection of local food and wine.

Gift Shop in Mohican Lodge
Gift Shop in Mohican Lodge

Relax Around A Cozy Fireplace

A staple of the Mohican Lodge is the brilliant fireplace that overlooks Pleasant Hill Lake in the main lobby. Rocking chairs line the massive windows looking out onto the lake, while others circle the fireplace making it a cozy retreat.

Get cozy by the fireplace at Mohican Lodge
Get cozy by the fireplace at Mohican Lodge

When the weather decided to take a snowy turn, the fireplace became our sanctuary. The fireplace is a beautiful gathering spot, but it is also in the lobby where many other activities occur.

Scavenger Hunt
Go on a scavenger hunt

Take part in a scavenger hunt, watch a little TV, play a game of table tennis in the game room or claim a card table to create your own game night. Be sure to bring your camera to capture those picture-perfect memories.

Grab Dinner At Bromfield’s Dining Room

One of the top things to do at Mohican Lodge is to have dinner at Bromfield’s Dining Room. With sweeping views of the lake, a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, and gourmet entrees, it is easy to see why reservations are often recommended.

Bromfield's Dining Room
Bromfield’s Dining Room

Bromfield’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, giving the lodge and Mohican State Park guests an excellent dining option. The dinner menu had a wide selection of entrees from salmon, burgers, chicken, and a variety of appetizers.

Salmon at Bromfield's Dining Room
Salmon at Bromfield’s Dining Room

Tips For Visiting Bromfield’s Dining Room

  • They do offer a kid’s menu.
  • A breakfast buffet is offered during the weekend, or you can order from the breakfast menu.
  • Get to breakfast before 9:00 am on the weekends. It starts to get busy, and there may be a wait.
  • Make reservations, especially if visiting during a weekend or have a large party.
Pizza from Boxers Lounge
Pizza from Boxers Lounge

Order The Pizza

For a delicious carry-out option, order pizza from Boxer’s Lounge. Boxer’s Lounge offers a full-service bar offering spirits, cocktails, beer, and wine. Pizza can be ordered to enjoy in the Lounge or for carry-out. We opted for carry-out to enjoy in one of the lodge’s many gathering areas while playing games.

Fun Fact: Boxer’s Lounge was named after Louis Bromfield’s pet dogs.

Great memories being made at Mohican Lodge
Great memories being made at Mohican Lodge

Enjoy Miles Of Trails In Mohican State Park

Take time to get out to explore the surrounding forest around the lodge. The beautiful scenery of the adjacent state forest will have you conquering more hiking trails than you originally planned. Download a map of the trails and plan your adventure.

Walking trails around Mohican State Park Lodge
Walking trails around Mohican State Park Lodge

A few popular hikes are exploring the Pleasant Hill Dam, climbing the fire tower, and venturing to the covered bridge. The natural features of the Mohican region can be seen throughout the Mohican State Memorial Forest.

Many opt to take a short walk about the lodge which yields fabulous lakeside views and plenty of peaceful benches. 

Tip: Be sure to stop at the striking Clearfork Gorge Overlook.

Playground at Mohican Lodge
Playground at Mohican Lodge

Explore Mohican’s Lodges Outdoor Activities

The Mohican State Lodge offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including basketball courts, volleyball courts, a playground, shuffleboards, walking trails, and plenty of picnic tables.

More Fun Things To Do While Visiting Mohican Lodge

Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm is the famous 900-acre farm of the author, Louis Bromfield. The farm is now a historic site offering guests the opportunity to go on a scenic wagon ride throughout the property. 

Malabar Farm State Park
Malabar Farm State Park

After your ride, visit with farmyard friends in the barn, then browse the gift shop in the visitors center. The gift shop is full of local goodies, including farm-fresh products.

Bromfield’s home was where Humphery Bogart and Lauren Bacall were wed. Guided tours of Bromfield’s home are available on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased at the gift shop.

Go Kayaking On The Scenic Mohican River

Beat the heat with a nice paddle down the Mohican River. Bring your own kayak or rent one from Mohican Adventures. They also offer river trips, river tube rentals, canoes, and kayaks.

The Little Buckeye Museum

Roughly a half-hour away from the Mohican Lodge is downtown Mansfield, home to a lovely children’s museum. Have your little ones go grocery shopping, dress up to perform on stage, or pretend to be dentists!

The Little Buckeye Museum is two floors of interactive exhibits.
Be sure to swing by the Richland Carrousel Park while visiting the downtown area.

Little Buckeye Museum
Little Buckeye Museum

Mohican Adventures

Mohican Adventures is your one-stop-shop for family fun! In addition to river tubing, they also offer an aerial adventure park, mini-golf, go-karts, a family campground, and cabin rentals.

Go Horseback Riding

A unique way to see the Mohican Memorial State Forest is on horseback. Equestrian Valley Farm offers a variety of rides for all types of riders, including large groups.

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