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Mansfield Ohio Picnic Areas

There's nothing like enjoying a picnic on a warm, sunny summer day in the Mansfield area, with a pleasant breeze at your back and natural beauty all around you. National Picnic Month, observed every July, is the perfect time to get out and explore all of the excellent picnic spots that the area has to offer. From parks to nature conservatories, reservoirs, bird sanctuaries, and art centers, the Mansfield area has no shortage of idyllic spots to enjoy a picnic. Our REALTORS® are ready to celebrate National Picnic Month, and we've got the details on six of the best picnic spots in the Mansfield area.

  1. Gorman Nature Center – 2295 Lexington Ave., Mansfield 44907
    Mansfield homes for sale make it easy to reach every destination on our list, including the gorgeous Gorman Nature Center. This is a great spot to plan a day around your picnic, with free educational programs, extensive trails, and more than 150 acres of natural beauty. You can even have a picnic under the stars, and enjoy various night sky programs at Gorman Nature Center.

  2. Mohican State Park – 3116 State Route 3, Loudonville 44842
    Located just a short drive from Loudonville homes for sale, you'll find Mohican State Park. The park covers more than 1,100 acres, with some of the most stunning natural scenery that Ohio has to offer. Hike the trails, experience the wilderness, and find the perfect secluded spot for a picnic.

  3. Mansfield Art Center – 700 Marion Ave., Mansfield 44906
    If you love outdoor art, then the Mansfield Art Center is a perfect place to celebrate National Picnic Month. The Mansfield Art Center has unique exhibits, both indoors and outside. Set up shop in a grassy field, and enjoy some art with your picnic. The Art Center is located a short drive from many of our best homes for sale in Mansfield.

  4. Shelby Reservoir and Wetland Trails – 3946 London West Rd., Shelby 44875
    With a convenient location close to Shelby homes for sale, the beautiful Shelby Reservoir and Wetland Trails provides the perfect backdrop for a summer picnic. This waterfront location features a 50-acre reservoir, a 3-mile woodlands trail, and a 1.5-mile paved trail. Bring a boat to have some fun on the water, and find a peaceful, shady spot to set up your picnic while you watch others on the water.

  5. The Shawshank Trail – 124 N Main St., Mansfield 44902
    Are you a movie buff, searching for the perfect picnic spot? Then head for the Shawshank Trail, and enjoy a picnic in the area where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. Visit 16 authentic filming sites located all along the trail, and see the spots where your favorite scenes were filmed. The Shawshank Trail features regular special events so that you can turn your picnic into a full day of local fun.

  6. Ohio Bird Sanctuary – 3774 Orweiler Rd., Mansfield 44903
    Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts will love having a picnic at the scenic Ohio Bird Sanctuary, where you can spot rare birds while enjoying a meal outdoors. This 90-acre nature preserve features tons of beautiful scenery, with easily accessible trails. Explore some of the most unique birds in Ohio in a serene, natural setting, and set up a picnic in your favorite scenic spot.  The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is just a short drive to some of the best Lexington homes for sale in our area.

  7. Kingwood Center Gardens - 50 N. Trimble Rd., Mansfield 44906
    Opened to the public in 1953, Mansfield's Kingwood Center Gardens is the former estate of Charles K. King.  Its French Provincial mansion provides an elegant backdrop for the gardens.  Kingwood's grounds offer the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic with family and friends.  Special events include lectures, workshops, family and children's activities.

National Picnic Month is the perfect excuse to enjoy a picnic in Mansfield, and you'll never be far from outdoor fun when you live in the area. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Mansfield, Ohio area.

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