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Once the hunting grounds of the Delaware Indians, the Mohican State Park area was also frequented by famed Johnny Appleseed tending to his apple trees. At one time, Appleseed's name and date could be seen in the wall of Lyons Falls but the carvings were erased with the passage of time. Formerly known as Clear Fork State Park, Mohican was given its distinctive name in 1966, but it had already been called that by visitors for years. Composed of 1,110 acres with five miles of scenic Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River running through it, Mohican State Park is surrounded by the 4,795-acre Mohican Memorial State Forest. Together, the protected ...

Once the hunting grounds of the Delaware Indians, the Mohican State Park area was also frequented by famed Johnny Appleseed tending to his apple trees. At one time, Appleseed's name and date could be seen in the wall of Lyons Falls but the carvings were erased with the passage of time. Formerly known as Clear Fork State Park, Mohican was given its distinctive name in 1966, but it had already been called that by visitors for years. Composed of 1,110 acres with five miles of scenic Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River running through it, Mohican State Park is surrounded by the 4,795-acre Mohican Memorial State Forest. Together, the protected land offers great scenic beauty and recreation, along with the Mohican Resort & Conference Center. The lodge has 96 guest rooms, restaurant, lounge, gift shop, Olympic-size indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and 25 cottages. Campers can stay at the campground or rent two camper cabins. For a striking view, visit Clear Fork Gorge with its towering hemlocks and old growth white pine. Cut into sandstone bedrock, the gorge is more than 1,000 feet wide at the top and over 300 feet deep. It is the result of erosional forces from the last glacier to enter Ohio more than 12,000 years ago. The glacier stopped in the Mohican region, leaving behind a glacial boundary of soil and rocks deposited along the ice edge. The Mohican is home to a great diversity of plants, animals and birds. Keep an eye out for wild turkey, which were once extinct in Ohio, and for magnificent bald eagles soaring through the sky.

Jackie Finch
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Jackie Sheckler Finch has written several guidebooks, including The Unofficial Guide to Campgrounds in the Great Lakes States, and four times she was named Travel Writer of the Year by Midwest Travel Writers Association.

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  • Location: Mohican State Park is a 1,110-acre Ohio state park in Ashland County, Ohio, United States.
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia
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    June for warm-weather activities