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Drone View of Memorial Park in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

There Is Always Fun Things To Do

If you've grown up in Mount Vernon, Ohio, you may have spent a lot of time at Memorial Park. Home to dozens of softball and baseball games each year, Memorial Park is a gathering place for families, sports fanatics, and Mount Vernon visitors who seek to have outdoor exercise, entice their inner skater, practice freethrows, and fine tune tennis skills.

Elevated Views

Our custom drone footage below captures unique views of Memorial Park's softball and baseball fields, brand new tennis courts, playgrounds, and a really neat shot of the skatepark. Check out the flowing Kokosing River beside the Kokosing Gap trail, the basketball courts, and a quick glance of the practice fields parallel to Memorial park and across from the Mount Vernon High School and Mount Vernon Middle School.

If you love visiting Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio, consider making Mount Vernon your new home! Click HERE to find homes for sale in Mount Vernon Ohio.

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




The Kokosing Gap Trail Bridge in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Soar Above the Kokosing Gap Trail

Traveling East towards Gambier, Ohio is a 1.5 mile marker, the Kokosing Gap Trail bridge. Our custom drone footage below captures the gorgeous point of view above the bridge and highlights the gentle rippling river and bright green forestry. Hover just above the river and fly below, above, and beside the bridge for a perspective you've likely never had before. The Kokosing Gap Trail is open to the public 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has park benches for resting and taking in the beautiful environment every half mile down the path.

If you love visting the Kokosing Gap Trail, consider making Mount Vernon, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to view Mount Vernon, Ohio homes for sale.

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




Mount Vernon, Ohio - One of Ohio's Best Hometowns

by Sam Miller

Ohio's Best Hometown

Founded back in 1805, Mount Vernon, Ohio is home to over 16,000 people and is a sizeable community with a small town feel. Lined with 7 miles of brick streets, this thriving city continues to grow with modern cultural experiences, industry, and agriculture.

Industrial Growth

The city of Mount Vernon, Ohio offers many industries that provide continued expansion to the community. Businesses such as AMG, Ariel, Burrows Paper Corporation, Dayton Supply and Tool Company, Jeld-Wen, Mauser, Owens Corning, and Sanoh decorate the streets of our beloved hometown and display the hardwork of Mount Vernon's inhabitors.



The opportunity for higher level education flows in Mount Vernon's town. Colleges such as The Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Central Ohio Technical College, and nearby Kenyon College supply the best educations for students and give so much opportunity to each individual as well as giving back to the community. The Mount Vernon City Schools, Knox County Career Center and Adult Education programs are consistently raising the bar and developing ways to better improve the educational system as well as providing the best educational experience.

Valuble Assets To The Community

Ariel-Foundation park is the home to many of the city's events and provides pathways, structures, and ruins to climb and walk among, promoting health, wellness, and social freedom. This cherished community treasure holds so many footsteps from visitors year round and is the initiator of celebrated memories, loved ones, and provokes the exploration of the Rastin Tower that harbors quite possibly the best view physically possible of the entire Mount Vernon, Ohio city.

People can take a walk through the history of the railroad on what is now the Kokosing Gap Trail connecting the towns of Danville, Gambier, Howard, and Mount Vernon. Find the Restored Steam Locomotive next to the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier, Ohio that was constructed back in 1940 and was once used for transferring cargo in Alabama, or make a rest stop at Rotary Park in Howard, Ohio where there are water fountains, picnic tables, restrooms, freshly planted trees, and a playset for kids to enjoy the outdoors. 

Hiawatha Water Park and Pool continues to draw in sizable crowds each summer with its many platforms to climb, tunnels to explore, fountains to stand under, and pools to swim in.

Live performances held at the Memorial Theater attract visitors near and far to see plays like Beauty and The Beast, Annie, Grease, 12 Angry Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, and many many more.

Pay respect to Mount Vernon, Ohio's veterans by visiting the Public Square's Walk of Honor that's lined with bricks dedicated to each hero. Taking a moment to walk the square, you'll find several monuments capturing moments in history that are proudly acknowledged by the society.

Ohio's Best Hometown Continues To Thrive

Just as any city, Mount Vernon faces challenges, however, the community faces them head on with determination to continually improve and make the city the best possible place to call home. We've shared with you a captivating video that discusses the successes to Ohio's Best Hometown and captured stunning drone views of the community. Residents of Mount Vernon, Ohio and Mayor Richard Mavis take you on a tour of our beloved city and give a personal view of what it's like to have Mount Vernon as their home. Mount Vernon Ohio is a place constantly evolving and progressing, all while consistenly maintaining a small town feel with neighbors coming together hand in hand, to make the community a better place.


This blog is brought to you by Mount Vernon, Ohio REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

View all Mount Vernon, Ohio homes for sale by clicking HERE.



The Rastin Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

The Tallest Structure in Mount Vernon Ohio

Towering 280 feet high, the Rastin Tower at Ariel-Foundation Park allows visitors to view the city of Mount Vernon, Ohio from a very unique perspecitve. Climb 224 steps high to reach its observation deck to take in the gorgeous views of Ariel-Foundation Park, Columbia Elementary School, and the neighborhood surroundings. The Rastin Tower was once the PPG smokestack until 1979 and is the tallest structure in town.

Light Up The Night Sky

Ariel-Foundation Park offers opportunity to those who would love to celebrate a certain loved one or special occasion by allowing people to be a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner. By application, you can choose from the following below, and have the tower radiate your choice of color(s) for either one night or an entire week.

  • $50 for a single color, one night
  • $75 for two colors, one night
  • $200 for a single color, one week
  • $250 for multiple colors, one week.
**The park needs a minimum of a week notice in order to prepare.

Renting the Rastin Tower and becoming a Rastin Tower Lighting Partner comes with an announcement on the Ariel-Foundation Facebook Page, a certificate with a picture of the tower and your color choice(s) mailed to the honoree, as well as a live web cam feed on the Rastin Tower Page of the Ariel-Foundation website with mention of the honoree.

Elevated Views

Below, we've shared with you a short custom drone video that provides a very unique perspective highlighting the Rastin Tower, gorgeous features of the Ariel-Foundation park, and the surrounding neighborhoods.


The Rastin Tower is located by the Urton Clock House on Pittsburg Avenue in Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

If you love visiting Ariel-Foundation Park and climbing the Rastin Tower, check out the homes for sale in Mount Vernon, Ohio by clicking HERE!

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




SPI - Where Science and Play Intersect

by Sam Miller

A Place For Children and Children At Heart

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
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.

Woodberry Glen Condominiums in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

It's that time of year again!  Mount Vernon, Ohio's Hiawatha Water Park and Pool is due to be open June - August, 2018!  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, 2018!

A Household Membership for Mount Vernon Residents is $200.00 and for Non-Residents, $220.00

Individual Memberships (Ages 6-59) for Mount Vernon Residents are $95.00 and for Non-Residents, $110.00

Child Memberships (Ages 1-5) for Mount Vernon Residents are $50.00 and for Non-Residents, $65.00

Senior Citizen Memberships (60 and over) for Mount Vernon Residents are $55.00 and for Non-Residents $70.00

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 $8.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $6.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Children's Passes (ages 1-5) are $5.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $4.00 after 5:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Passes (ages 60 & up) are $7.00 between the hours of 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. and $5.00 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.

If you enjoy this atmosphere, consider moving to Mount Vernon, Ohio! Click HERE to explore all of Mount Vernon Ohio's Homes For Sale.

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

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

Sunset Photo Taken From The Edge of Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Mount Vernon Ohio Sunset Photo Taken on Gilchrist Road by Sam Miller

I took this sunet photo from the edge of Mount Vernon, Ohio on Gilchrist Road near Coshocton Road.  This area is within 3 minutes of town yet retains a very rural feeling with farms and country property with picturesque views.  If you enjoy photography this is a really nice area to capture some great shots.  #MountVernonOhio

Knox County Ohio Population

by Sam Miller

Knox County Ohio is the geographic center of Ohio and is located within 40 miles of Columbus and Polaris, within 105 miles of Cleveland and within 154 miles of Cincinnati.  Knox County is also within 22 miles of Newark, Ohio and within 24 miles Lexington, Ohio.  

59,637 Knox County Ohio population   Knox County Ohio Map

27,415 Mount Veron Ohio population 

8,659 Fredericktown Ohio population 

6,188 Centerburg Ohio population 

5,564 Howard Ohio population 

3,417 Danville Ohio population

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