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2011 Mount Vernon Ohio Fireworks Video

by Sam Miller

The Mount Vernon Ohio 4th of July Fireworks Celebration tonight was a seriously impressive event.  The fireworks display featured more than 20 minutes of non stop explosions with colorful light up the sky style excitement.  In my opinion the fireworks this year actually exceeded last years event and last year was pretty awesome especially for a small community.  I created a 10 minute video highlight reel of tonights fireworks and I hope you enjoy watching it.

365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio

by Sam Miller
Mount Vernon Ohio R.C. Airplane Park Photo by Sam Miller

Mount Vernon, Ohio has so many fun things to do especially considering the community only has a population of around 16,000 people.  Today I visited one of Mount Vernon's 8 parks and I had a little fun during my lunch at the Park on Cougar Drive near the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  This public park is specifically for flying remote controlled airplanes which are often referred to as R.C. Planes.  This is a super fantastic park because there are no power poles, no electric lines, there aren't any big trees with branches and the land is nice and level.  If you have ever flown or tried to land an R.C. airplane you will appreciate the open space and design of this large and open park.  

A.R. Parrott Drone Photo by Sam Miller

I am a huge fan of pretty much any product that utilizes modern technology ranging from the GPS in my SUV, the Apple iPad, DSLR cameras, iPhones, portable cellular broadband networks...for some reason I really dig technology.  Today I got my first chance to test out a new piece of technology that I plan to use for our real estate iPad controlled drone helicopter.  The plan is to shoot aerial footage using an HD quality camera mounted on our helicopter and do real estate fly overs and capture very unique video and photo opportunities that were never before possible with the more traditional digital camera setups.  Today I only shot in standard resolution because it was very windy plus I haven't mastered the balance and stability controls yet so my flying has a little added motion.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to view the video.

Mount Vernon Ohio Airplane Park Photo by Sam Miller

This video is part of our series "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio".  Each day we are sharing something fun or unique about one of the many communities within Knox County Ohio.  If you are interested in reading a few highlights about our cities and villages be sure to visit Mount Vernon Ohio, Apple Valley Lake, Centerburg Ohio, Danville Ohio, Fredericktown Ohio, Gambier Ohio and Howard Ohio.  If you are interested in viewing a detailed list of our available homes for sale in Knox County Ohio be sure to hoover your mouse over our button at the top of this page titled "Buying".  We have created spealty search options so that you can view homes by school district, view homes in price order and even homes with acreage.  

If you like this page feel free to share it with friends or copy and paste the link onto your Facebook page.  To view other community amenities that we have featured be sure to click on 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio for an auto populated list of more fun things to do Knox County Ohio. 


Mount Vernon Ohio Water Park

by Sam Miller


Mount Vernon Ohio Water Park photo by Sam Miller

The Hiawatha Water Park and Pools in Mount Vernon, Ohio is a very special place and a proud accomplishment of our community.  When I was opening my mail today I opened up a new brochure with the latest schedule and pricing for the Hiawatha Water Park and Pools.  The basic schedule highlights opening in June through August with hours ranging from 12 noon to 7:45 p.m.  There is a little disclaimer on the closing time which says "Manager will determine pool closure due to inclement weather" which I am sure is for safety purposes due to rain and storm conditions.  This year they are once again offering season pass options and I have scanned their brochure and have included the actual 2017 rates and I have featured them at the very bottom of this page for you.

The embedded video below is a quick and fun look at the Hiawatha Water Park and Pools.  I am often asked how I was able to keep the video camera from getting wet while taking a wild ride down the water slide.  The trick was to enclose the video camera inside a ziplock plastic bag and hold the clear plastic bag tightly over the lens to eliminate a distorted video image. 


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

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.

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!


Run the Kokosing Gap Trail this Earth Day

by Sam Miller

Run the Kokosing Gap Trail this Earth Day
Sunday, April 12, 2011

Kokosing Gap TrailExperience the beauty of the Kokosing Gap Trail with hundreds of other runners during the Earth Day Challenge Marathon and Half Marathon. The race starts on the Kenyon’s College’s clandestine campus, then continues onto the trail itself. The Kokosing Gap Trail is a 14-milelong paved recreational trail built on the former Pennsylvania Railroad that lies just south of the campus, just across the Kokosing River.

Keep your heart pumping and your eyes open as you run over bridges, past trees, and under tunnels. This route is all about you versus yourself, with as little outside distractions as possible. The Kokosing Gap Trail provides perfect even-terrain, with very few climbs or dips on a well-maintained path. The course continues along the trail all the way back to the Kenyon campus, up a scenic hilltop, and a left on Duff Road, where runners head north and then back up to the Kenyon Athletic Center for the finish. There’s no better way to celebrate the planet then with a soul-defining run on the gorgeous Kokosing Gap Trail.

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Be sure to visit our Kokosing Gap Trail page for more information about this beautiful Rails-to-Trails path.

Visit a Knox County OH Pumpkin Patch!

by Sam Miller

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are beginning to change, and autumn is officially in full swing in Ohio.  Halloween is just around the corner, and if you haven’t done so already, this weekend will be the perfect time to pick up your family’s Jack-o-Lantern!


A great way to spruce up your home’s curbside appeal during this season is to decorate with a few locally-grown pumpkins – maybe even add some hay and a scarecrow to really get festive!  Visiting a local pumpkin patch is also a fantastic way to enjoy the fall weather with your family and get some of those always-cute snapshots of the kids picking out their pumpkins.  Why not start a new tradition this year and visit one of these local pumpkin patches?


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