As the summer continues to heat up, there are still plenty of opportunities to make 2018 an unforgettable summer packed with adventure. Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio offer an array of activities that allow thrill-seekers to catch an adrenaline rush, nature-lovers to connect with the great outdoors and families to create lasting memories.
Tucked in the woods of Richland County, the overnight summer camp that dreams are made of combining action, adventure and even a touch of winter-time fun. Ohio Dreams offers kids aged seven to 17 a week unplugged from technology with activities tailored to their interests.
Ohio Dreams also offers Action Sports Camps where expert coaches give campers weeklong training in BMX racing, BMX freestyle, scooters, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing and much more. Beginners gain a strong foundation and love for the sport, while seasoned daredevils learn new tricks and improve their skills. Even in a scorching Ohio summer, without the benefit of snow, Ohio Dreams has perfected training and teaching the art of snowboarding and skiing. Coaches teach balance and aerial awareness using trampolines. Then, students try out their tricks on ultra-slick water ramps. Those with varied interests can freestyle their experience and design an activity schedule that allows them to train in multiple sports.
Tree Frog Canopy Tours allows the whole family to spend time together online, without the distraction of an internet connection. With more than 4,000 feet of ziplines draped through the beautiful forests of the Mohican valley, Tree Frog hosts 2.5-hour long adventures complete with ziplines, sky bridges and rappels.
Guests can soar through the scenic landscape 120 feet above ground, at speeds averaging 45 miles per hour. Tree Frog’s innovative dual cable system is the only zipline tour in Ohio with the technology for a faster, smoother ride.
For a more relaxed experience, nature-lovers can paddle along the Clear Fork River, flowing through Mohican State Park. One of the finest canoeing and kayaking rivers in Ohio, it offers a perfect oasis on a hot summer day. The park also boasts boating, fishing, hunting and camping.
A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio offers unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot, world-class motorsports, skiing, hiking, biking, golf, and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. Complete visitor information and free visitor guides are available at DestinationMansfield.com.