Our Cabins are in a beautiful locations (yes the setting is amazing but I am talking geography here). It's an easy drive to Loudonville, Butler, Perrysville and even the eastern suburbs of Mansfield and Ashland. We have put together a list of restaurants that are unique, have good food and will not require a full tank of gas to get there and back. If you chose to eat at any of these fine establishments we would love to hear your feedback. Please post your comments on our facebook site to help others make their dining decisions. If you think we should add a restaurant, please let us know.
You may have seen our list of restaurants and maybe you don't feel like you can make it to Trails End and would rather not have your Belly Busted. You still need to eat. We have compiled a list of grocery stores and markets to help you get the supplies you need. We know you don't want to spend all day shopping for food so we have arranged the list by the time it will take you to get there.
Mohican Pines' Cabins are located only 5-6 miles from the public launch of Pleasant Hill Lake. Pleasant hill lake is beautiful, pooling in the valleys created by the Clearfork River. The lake borders Mohican State Park and borrows its, Hemlocks, Oaks and Maple forests on its' banks. Pleasant Hill allows skiing, wave runners and fishing . The lake can get a little crowded, peak season on the weekends, but if you can manage to get away during the week, you will just about have the lake to yourself. It certainly is not as big as Cumberland or Norris, but with the price of gas these days you can save a fortune by staying a little closer to home. Due to the hills surrounding Pleasant Hill it is well protected from the wind and is truly a great place to ski or board.
One of the most popular activities in the Mohican area is Canoeing. The Mohican area is known as "the canoe capitol of Ohio". There are 6 liveries with various trip lengths available running from April-October.
The Mohican area is probably one of the best areas in Ohio for cycling. Whether you ride road, bike trails or Mountain bike, Mohican has it all. Our cabins are very close to the trailhead of the Richland B & O bike trail that parallels the Clearfork valley from Mansfield to Butler. This 18.5 mile trail is a beautiful ride in it's own rite but becomes an artery to safely deliver the more serious rider to the hilly roads that surround the valley. This area provides unlimited potential to create a ride to suite riders of any level. The cool thing about the valley is that there are amazing climbs and rolling plateaus all less than 1/2 mile to the bike trail. Push to your breaking point then coast down to the bike trail for an easy flat ride back to your car or the cabin. If you are a mountain biker, we are only 7-8 miles from the trail head of Mohican State Parks mountain bike trail. This trail was rated the 40th best trail in the United States by singletracks.com and has received countless commendations from other respected publications and organizations. This 24 mile trail is simply beautiful. I have included a few links below that offer descriptions and options of the trail as well as a map. What a great day to take a long beautiful ride then sit back and let the spa massage your weary muscles!
If your idea of a great vacation or getaway includes golf. We are proud of the natural setting of our cabins and the fact that you are in the country away from the hustle and bustle of city life. But, have no fear golf is near! I have tried to sort these listings based on proximity to the cabin.
If you own a horse and want to ride at Mohican, bring it. We have plenty of room for your trailer and you are welcome to tie your horse off on our property. Mohican has well over 22 miles of Bridle trails and Malabar Farm has about 5.25 miles. Whispering Pines cabin is 7.4 miles to Malabar and 8 to Mohican. The trails meander through rolling hardwood forests of Maple, Oak, Hickory, and Beech and, at times, enter giant White Pine Forests towering above the fern covered floor. If you don't own a horse but still want to ride, there are 3 area stables that offer guided rides.
Hiking in the Mohican area is a year round activity. In the summer the paths are cool, green havens from the hot summer sun. Fall brings color to the forest as the Oak and Maple leaves red, yellow and orange drift softly to the forest floor (My kids have always enjoyed catching the leaves before they can touch the ground proclaiming that the leaf they caught will never have touched the earth). The woods open to its visitors in the winter allowing views only available in these months. Unseen cliffs and boulders become visible and while much of Ohio becomes drab and colorless, Mohican is still awash of greens, reds, browns and tans due to the abundance of hemlock, fern and sandstone. Spring needs very little justification. It is simply a beautiful time to see Mohican. With an abundance of Dogwood and wildflowers it is simply beautiful.
Mid Ohio Sports Car Course is the Premier Race track in Ohio. If you are into racing, you know the track. Whispering Pines Cabin is only about a 35-40 minute drive from Mid Ohio (10-15 for race fans!). After dealing with crowds all day escape to the serenity of our cabin. Enjoy the hot tub or fire pit while you rehash the days races.
Hiking in the Mohican area is a year round activity. In the summer the paths are cool, green havens from the hot summer sun. Fall brings color to the forest as the Oak and Maple leaves red, yellow and orange drift softly to the forest floor (My kids have always enjoyed catching the leaves before they can touch the ground proclaiming that the leaf they caught will never have touched the earth). The woods open to its visitors in the winter allowing views only available in these months. Unseen cliffs and boulders become visible and while much of Ohio becomes drab and colorless, Mohican is still awash of greens, reds, browns and tans due to the abundance of hemlock, fern and sandstone. Spring needs very little justification. It is simply a beautiful time to see Mohican. With an abundance of Dogwood and wildflowers it is beautiful.
It's a bird......it's a plane........it's a.......it's a.......it's YOU. At Tree Frog Canopy Tours you can fly through the air, like Superman, soaring over the beautiful Mohican Valley Forest. We are really happy Tree Frog opened in the Mohican area because a good vacation is well rounded. As enjoyable as it is to kick back, relax and sip some tea, sometimes a good shot of adrenaline is in order and tree frog serves it up in a tall glass. If adventure is on your vacation list, schedule a zip.
If your idea of shopping is Sak's 5th Ave. or Bloomindale's you are REALLY going to be disappointed, BUT if you love Antiques, Art, unique specialty shops, and Amish Country shopping......you will be in heaven! Whispering Pines Cabins are in a great locations for the shoppers in your group. We are very close to Bellville, Loudonville and less than an hour to the Amish towns surrounding Berlin (probably the best known Amish community in the state). We are less than a mile from The Prairie Peddler Festival (www.prairietown.com). The Prairie Peddler is a truly unique festival. It ,essentially, is a town built in the woods that comes to life two weekends each year. The shops and booths at The Prairie Peddler are not your run of the mill shops. You will be amazed at the extraordinary products that are displayed at this festival.