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Adventure Awaits at the Top 4 State Parks in Northeast Ohio

Ohio is known for its wide-open spaces. With 83 state parks, our Midwest state offers an abundance of outdoor activities from hiking and kayaking to birding and fishing. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can delight in the following state parks in Northeast Ohio that are not too far from the HideAway Country Inn!

In addition to the state parks in Northeast Ohio that we mention below, there are so many fabulous things to do in the area. To discover Mid-Ohio’s best activities and attractions, access our free Vacation Guide! This easy-to-use guide highlights all the top things to include in your vacation itinerary!

Mohican State Park

Located about one hour from the HideAway Country Inn, the Mohican State Park is one of the best places for outdoor recreation in Ohio. The 1,110-acre park and adjacent 4,525-acre state forest offer fabulous bird watching, hiking trails, and hunting opportunities. In addition, you’ll find the Clear Fork River which flows through the park and is known as a great spot for canoeing, kayaking, smallmouth bass fishing, and tubing. In the summer months, cool off with a dip in the river or enjoy a picnic at the campground site. In the winter, under proper weather conditions, you can enjoy snowmobiling through the state forest!

If you’re visiting in late April, be sure to make plans to attend the annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend. This 3-day event includes over 30 programs and features everything from birding tours and hands-on animal exhibits to disc golf and barn dances. It’s a wonderful weekend to be in town!

Findley State Park

Findley State Park is just over an hour from our Inn and features 838 acres of wooded forests, peaceful waters, and open fields. Visitors enjoy fishing and boating on the park’s 93-acre lake.

You can rent canoes, rowboats, and 2-person kayaks to take out on the water! Findley Park also features an 18-hole disc golf course, and rental equipment is available. If you’re looking for a place to hike or bike, you’ll find several trails that traverse the park for both beginners and experts.

Portage Lakes State Park

A scenic one and a half hour drive from the HideAway Country Inn, Portage Lakes State Park includes eight lakes with abundant fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities. If you’re interested in hunting or wildlife, the park’s wetland areas attract numerous waterfowl and shorebirds. Other park features include an 18-hole disc golf course, a lovely dog park, several picnic areas, and four hiking and walking trails. You can spend all day at Portage Lakes State Park!

Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park is located just under an hour from our Inn and is not your average state park! At Malabar Farm, you can discover and tour the “Big House” of Louis Bromfield, American author and conservationist. You can also enjoy a tractor-drawn guided farm tour, several hiking trails, and hands-on park exhibits. At Malabar Farm, you’ll see an incredible range of plant species, birds, and animals. Be sure to take a look at the park’s event calendar for exciting upcoming events!

The Perfect End to Your Outdoor Adventures

After exploring one or two of the best state parks in Northeast Ohio, make your way back to the HideAway Country Inn to relax. Our cozy accommodations provide the perfect place to unwind after a day full of outdoor adventures.

Hunter's Den Suite at Hideaway Country Inn of Bucyrus Ohio

The Hunter’s Den Suite, for example, offers the rustic charm of hunting park lodges with all the luxurious amenities of a modern hotel. Relax by the stone fireplace, soak in the cedar-accented whirlpool tub, or stargaze through the skylight as you drift off to sleep. You can’t go wrong with any of our wonderful rooms. Wake up to a delicious, homemade breakfast before enjoying another wonderful Ohio day!

Check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you soon.

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