Enjoying time out in nature is a great way to relieve stress and feel better about life. All over the U.S., millions of people enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, and other activities. If you live in Mansfield, Ohio, you have plenty of options!
When you visit this city of about 47,000 people, there's one thing that's easy to notice right away: Beautiful green spaces that are well-tended and equipped for people to visit. You can camp overnight or for several days in a relaxing environment.
And, of course, you just can't forget the fishing!
Mansfield Camping is Among the Best in Ohio
Many people find themselves having to travel a long way when they want to camp, fish, or even just jump in the lake to cool off a little. Yes, Ohio has eight national parks – and Mansfield locals will find the trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park fairly convenient: Just an hour to breathtaking hills and forests defined by the 100-mile Cuyahoga River.
Sure, lots of visitors make it a point to trek to Cuyahoga Valley National Park each year. When you live in Mansfield, however, your next family camping trip can be as close as your back yard.
Mansfield features a set of six popular parks on beautiful land in and around the city. Some of the smaller ones are known for their ball fields and basketball courts, but the larger parks are perfect for a cookout and pitching your tent under the stars.
Dozens of volunteers are active in making sure the parks are kept up in prime condition. Garden clubs throughout the city contribute to the upkeep of public spaces in coordination with the Mansfield Parks Department.
There's even a local tree nursery – part of the city's Tree Replacement Program.
Grilling, picnicking, and medium-term camping are permitted on many properties, but that's not all. If you want to hold a family reunion, club meeting, or even a wedding, Mansfield has a number of lovely pavilions you can rent in grassy or wooded settings.
During the summer months, you can even visit the public pool at Liberty Park.
Mansfield Attracts Anglers from All Over
Mansfield is known all around Ohio as one of the top fishing destinations. The region is dotted with lakes, and Mansfield itself has its fair share of pro tackle shops. Fishing has become so popular that in 2012, a youth program took school children out on the lakes throughout the summer.
With two dozen fishing spots in a radius of about 15 miles, you can expect a slew of freshwater fish. Clear Fork Reservoir, just eight miles from central Mansfield, is lauded for its record-setting largemouth bass. To find out more, visit the Clear Fork Reservoir fishing map.
Charles Mill Lake also has a reputation for excellent fishing dating to 2009.
Mansfield Combines the Great Outdoors with Top Amenities
Of course, you can't camp all the time – and Mansfield has great shopping, restaurants, and more to offer. Its safety, friendly local culture and strong public schools have attracted families in growing numbers. Plus, it is convenient to the commercial hubs of Columbus and Cleveland.
If you're looking for Mansfield homes for sale, Haring Realty is here to help. Our REALTORS® are experts with years of experience in the housing market for Mansfield and the surrounding areas. Our knowledge runs so deep, we might even be able to give you fishing tips.
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