There is a long laundry list of pros and cons when moving your entire family to a new city. You most likely have a lot of questions about everything from homes for sale and schools for the kids to things to do for your entire family. The good news is that if you are relocating to Mansfield, Ohio, our real estate agents at Haring Realty have the answers for you. Our sales associates make it their mission to not only help you find the perfect home, but also the perfect town, city or neighborhood for your lifestyle. So if you're looking for fun, family-friendly activities in Mansfield, Ohio, we have got a few ideas for you:
- Ride a Historic Carrousel
The Carrousel District in downtown Mansfield offers seemingly endless rows of unique shops, eateries and attractions. Its centerpiece is a 1930s carousel, still in operation, which was the first carousel to be built in the United States.
- Go Fishing
Mansfield is just a few miles from Pleasant Hill Reservoir, one of Ohio's great fishing lakes, where you can catch bass, bluegill, catfish and more. Pleasant Hill Lake Park offers fishing access on the shore of the lake, plus boat rentals and launch facilities.
- Hit the Museums
Mansfield is home to the Little Buckeye Children's Museum, which offers a host of fun activities and exhibits for kids. Another great option in the area is the Richland County Museum, which is housed in a former 19th-century schoolhouse and includes antique toys, books and furnishings from that era.
- Catch a Movie
Sadly, there aren't that many real drive-in movie theaters left in America, but Mansfield's drive-in is still going strong. Catch the latest movies the old-fashioned way at the Springmill Drive-In.
- Play Miniature Golf
Kelly's Driving Range & Miniature Golf offers a wide range of fun family activities, including a driving range, miniature golf course and a full dairy bar.
- Get Dessert
The Squirrel's Den is Mansfield's premier sweets spot, offering a dizzying selection of homemade candies and deserts. You can actually watch as the employees make 12 varieties of fudge right there in the store. If your tastebuds prefer salty over sweet, sample some hot, freshly-made chips at the Jones Potato Chip Factory instead.
- Pick Some Apples
The family-owned Apple Hill Orchards includes both an orchard and farmer's market, offering fresh apples, peaches, cherries and other fruit, including the option to pick your own in season.
- Go Bird Watching
Getting to spot some unique wildlife is fun for kids of any age, including those of us who might not technically be kids anymore. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, located just outside Mansfield, is free to visit, and harbors numerous incredible bird species, from barn owls to bald eagles.
- Camp Out
You'll find several family-friendly campgrounds in the Mansfield area, including the wild and beautiful Mohican State Park. Just a short drive from Mansfield, the park offers campsites for both tents and RVs, along with cabin rentals, hiking and biking trails, canoeing and fishing.
Contact us to learn more about the wide range of beautiful homes in Mansfield, Ohio. Our team is here to help make your move easier every step of the way.