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Drone Flight up the Face of Honey Run Waterfall

by Sam Miller

If you love exploring nature, taking photos of the outdoors, or going on hikes, the Honey Run Waterfall in Howard, Ohio is the perfect place for you to visit.  This park offers gorgeous views of its 25 foot high waterfall and provides two bridges and a staircase that protects the ecosystem and natural resources of the park as well as providing safety for each visitor.  Make sure to take a look at the blackhand sandstone cliffs and boulders that add a unique touch to the park, formed over 350 million years ago!  This park also is the habitat for uncommon plants such as the Eastern Hemlock, witch-hazel, round-leaved hepatica, partridge-berry, and wild ginger.  Honey Run Waterfall also provides hiking trails that reach the kokosing river, family friendly exploration, and many opportunities for beautiful photography.  Check out the drone footage below to see just how beautiful and captivating Honey Run Waterfall is.

Honey Run Waterfall is located at 10855 Hazel Dell Road in Howard, Ohio 43028 and is open 365 days a year.

This video is part of an ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800 Knox County Ohio Real Estate and #KnoxCountyOhio

SPI - Where Science and Play Intersect

by Sam Miller

 

Join the Knox County Ohio community and see what SPI is all about. Located at 400 South Main Street in Mount Vernon, Ohio, this scientific and interactive atmosphere has a mission and dedication to all ages of the Knox County Ohio community to encourage exploration of science and technology through play. SPI desires to assist in developing curiosity and inspiration to children and adults and wants members to appreciate and experience science through body, mind, and environment. 

The inviting setting welcomes visitors with an exciting display of colors and various spaces including physics experiments involving light and electricity, a Reading Nook, Climber, Air Rockets, Cars and Ramps, Interactive Augmented Realty Sandbox, and Discovery Lab Activities, perfect for one's imaginations to grow.

SPI's Hours of Operation:

Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Admission Prices:

Daily Individual Admission: $3

Monthly Family Admission: $15 **Includes 2 Adults, 3 Children. Each additional member increases admission cost by $5

Yearly Family Admission: $100 **Includes 2 Adults, 3 Children. Each additional member increases admission cost by $10

The Multi-Pack (20 tickets): $50 **Tickets are good for one year from date of purchast. Each ticket is one admission

Ohio Direction (EBT) Cardholders:  ** Up to four individuals per card with ID, $1/person

ASTC Membership Cardholders:   **COSI, The Works (SPI Individual Daily Admission: $1.50) Outside 90-mile radius (Admission into SPI: FREE)

The ASTC Passport Program is a yearly membership to SPI, gives you free general admission to ASTC museums greater than 90 miles away, as well as half price admission to COSI and The Works.

SPI will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 22-November 24 in celebration of Thanksgiving.


SPI is located at 400 South Main Street in Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-501-7616
SPIconnection@gmail.com
Click HERE to view their official site

This community feature is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty.

It's that time of year again!  Mount Vernon, Ohio's Hiawatha Water Park and Pool is due to open May 27th, 2017!  Hiawatha is boosting up their season opening with experiences for all ages to enjoy.  The park features a basketball court inside the complex, as well as two pools comprising that of an Olympic size with 8 swimming lanes, a 30 foot body slide, and one-meter sized diving boards.  Kid's can monkey around in the play area underneath the raindrop fountain, climb atop many platforms, and venture through the tunnels.  Both pools have water basketball and toddlers can enjoy a frog slide and lemon drop sprayers.  Don't worry about finding a spot in the shade, there's plenty of grass and shaded umbrellas for all to relax under.  Take a quick moment to zoom down the slide and check out our awesome footage from The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool, below, part of our ongoing series of 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio

 



*Note that the park will not open if the air temperature is below 70° and the manager will determine pool closures due to any inclement weather.

There are special pricing brackets for memberships purchased before May 1st, 2017!

A Household Membership for Mount Vernon Residents is $180.00 and for Non-Residents, $200.00

Individual Memberships (Ages 6-59) for Mount Vernon Residents are $85.00 and for Non-Residents, $100.00

Child Memberships (Ages 1-5) for Mount Vernon Residents are $45.00 and for Non-Residents, $60.00

Senior Citizen Memberships (60 and over) for Mount Vernon Residents are $50.00 and for Non-Residents $65.00

Hiawatha Water Park and Swimming Pool in Mount Vernon OhioSwimming lessons are offered at a first come, first serve basis to those purchasing a seasonal membership.  Sign ups for lessons and opportunity for purchasing your memberships will be held Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday May 11th between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool has many added bonuses, including use of patron lockers, just bring your own lock!  In order to be eligable to purchase a residential membership, members must reside within the Mount Vernon City School District.

The daily rates for The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool are as follows:

Individual Passes (ages 6-59) are $7.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $5.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Children's Passes (ages 1-5) are $4.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $3.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Passes (ages 60 & up) are $6.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $4.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Children (under 1) are at no cost!

The Hiawatha Water Park and Pool is located at 100 Sychar Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio and hours are between 12:00 noon and 7:45 p.m. from June through August.  If you have any questions prior to the season, feel free to call the City Hall Auditor's office at 740-393-9521.  Once the park is open, call 740-393-0288 for any questions.

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Make memories that will last a lifetime with family and friends in one of Mount Vernon, Ohio's most proud community accomplishments!

Ariel Foundation Park Winter Time View Photo Taken by DroneThe peak of Rastin Tower at the Ariel Foundation Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio is the quite possible the best location to experience a 360 degree panoramic birds eye view of this spectacular park.  During the winter season the Rastin Tower is usually closed to the public for safety reasons because the snow and ice can make the steps and railing very slippery.  We thought sharing this drone video flying over a section of the Ariel Foundation Park would give viewers an opportunity to experience the park from a viewing perspective that is generally not possible during the winter months.

This video is part of an ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.    

I know a lot of Knox County Ohio residents who drive the streets on a daily basis and they rarely notice the natural beauty throughout our gorgeous community.  We have so many amazing landmarks and amenties throughout Mount Vernon, Ohio yet it's rare that most people actually "Look Up" and take in the sites.  We created a unique video of the Mount Vernon Ohio Public Square and the Knox County Ohio County Courthouse Clock Tower using a professional drone.  

This drone video offers a rare perspective of the Public Square and the County Courthouse from highly elevated views. We have been utilizing drone videos since the FAA revised their requirements in 2016 and our clients can't seem to get enough of them. We have been utilizing YouTube and Facebook for sharing our videos.  You can view additional community videos by visiting our Apple Valley Lake YouTube and Knox County Ohio YouTube accounts.  Both of these video accounts feature dozens of community videos that were created using unique POV by using boats, jet skis, some were shot from an airplane and we used professional drone pilots to capture unique camera shots.  

This video is part of an ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800 Knox County Ohio Real Estate and #KnoxCountyOhio

I took a ride on the Fredericktown, Ohio Bike Path and shot a complete time lapse video starting at the Fredericktown Community Park next to Sockman Lake and rode to the end of the path and then back to the park.  This time lapse video took a 10 minute bike ride and made it into a 2 minute quick video that is worth watching.  I hope you enjoy the ride.

This video is part of our ongoing 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio series.

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knoxcountyohio.com/Blog/Tonight-I-Climbed-The-Rastin-Observation-Tower-at-Ariel-Foundation-ParkI had a small break between real estate appointments this evening and decided to swing over to the Ariel Foundation Park and give Rastin Observation Tower a try.  I can assure you that if you think it looks like a tall climb from the ground, it looks 10 times higher once you make it to the top of the tower and look down at the ground.  Heights really don't both me that much but walking up the stairs and looking straight down through the grid shaped steps is a very unique sensation and the higher you go the more intense the sensation gets.  It is kinda like looking down through a very cool winding cheese grater.   

knoxcountyohio.com/Blog/Tonight-I-Climbed-The-Rastin-Observation-Tower-at-Ariel-Foundation-ParkI would love to tell you that I made it to the top without breaking a sweat but the truth is that I stopped several times to catch my breath on the landing platforms.  On my journey to the top I passed a gentleman who was taking a break, we said hi and I continued on my way.  Once I made it to the top it wasn't 2 minutes later and that same man joined me at the top.  We officially introduced ourselves and he asked me how my grandmother was doing.  I told him she was doing spectacular.  He then proceeded to tell me that she SOLD him his home more than 40 years ago and he is still living in that same house.  The next words out of his mouth really impressed me.  "I am going to make it to the top of this tower without stopping for a break one of these days" he said.  I told him I stopped and took a break at 3 different spots and he said "4 for me but that's not bad for a 71 year old".  I was speechless and truly impressed with his excitement, energy and his goal of not stopping really inspired me!!!

knoxcountyohio.com/Blog/Tonight-I-Climbed-The-Rastin-Observation-Tower-at-Ariel-Foundation-Park

Ariel Foundation Park is filled with incredible beauty and many wonderful things to do.  The park features gorgeous lakes, trails plus the Kokosing Gap Trail bike path winds through the park.  In a few of the upcoming "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" topics I will highlight some of the other key attractions that Ariel Foundation Park has to offer and I will be sure to include lots of photos. 

 

View the Rastin Observation Tower from this unique drone footage in the video below!


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Fireworks in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

The Mount Vernon, Ohio community celebrated Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display last night.  The sky was a perfect black backdrop which created an amazing contrast for the fireworks to come alive in the sky.  This length and intensity of fireworks being launched must have been in excess of years past because I shot over 300 photos and am sure I didn't capture half of the celebration with my camera.  Last night was a "WOW" experience in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Mount Vernon Ohio Fireworks Photo by Sam Miller


On the edge of Mount Vernon, Ohio on Yauger Road you will find the Wolf Run Dog Park.  This is a really nice fenced dog park and Wolf Run is a great place for your dog to run and play freely.  We have taken our dog Chase to Wolf Run and he loves the wide open space so that he can run and he especially likes the lower and outer edge of the fenced area because there are trees and a nice wooded area.  If you are unfamiliar with exactly where Wolf Run Dog Park is located less than a mile from the corner / intersection of Yauger Road and Upper Gilchrist Road which is right by the Mount Vernon Ohio UEC Movie Theatre on the east side of Mount Vernon.  This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller.

knoxcountyohio.com/Blog/Honey-Run-Park-and-Waterfall-365-Things-To-Do-in-Knox-County-OhioBring your camera because you are in for a real photo opprtunity when you visit the Honey Run Park in Howard, Ohio.  One of the major highlights of this country park is the gorgeous 25 foot tall waterfall that cascades over beautiful stones.  You can hike from the Honey Run waterfall all the way to the Kokosing River experiencing gorgeous wooded areas, sandstone cliffs and large boulders.  If you would like to visit the Honey Run Park the street address is 10855 Hazel Dell Road, Howard, Ohio.  From the intersection of Route 62 and Coshocton Road / US 36, Honey Run Park is 2.37 miles (just a couple of minutes).  

According to the Knox County Parks District, "the Honey Run Waterfall site contains a rare plant community (disjunct, boreal habitat) and unique views of the Blackhand sandstone, formed some 350 million years ago.  Towering hemlocks, partridge berry, witch hazel and rue anemone grace this natural area".  

This community feature is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller".

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740-397-7800
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