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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!

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

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!!!

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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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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".

Fredericktown Ohio Tomato Show

by Sam Miller

 

Fredericktown Ohio Tomato Show

The Tomato Show in Fredericktown, Ohio has a little something for everyone.  The Tomato Show is a small town street fair with a community parade, fair type amusement rides, food vendors, entertainment, a 5K run and some exciting competitions featuring local residents.  Some of my favorite featured activities are the bathtub races, the tomato toss, the lip sync contest, baby crawl races and the pedal tractor races.  There are arts and crafts and it is a great place to meet up with friends in a relaxed and casual atmostphere.  The Tomato Show is always held the first Wednesday - Saturday after Labor Day.  

Below we have featured a one minute video highlight of the Saturday Fredericktown Tomato Show Parade.

We also created a video highlight of the Tomato Show activities including the bathtub races, tomato toss, fair rides and some other fun activities.  

This community highlight is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  You can also view all of our available Fredericktown Ohio Homes For Sale.

 

 

 

Knox County Ohio Zipline

Ziplining through the trees is exciting!!!  Tree Frog Canopy Tours on 21899 Wally Road in Glenmont, Ohio is a fantastic place to experience ziplining and it's just 20 to 25 minutes North of Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Tree Frog's Canopy Tours has over 4,000 feet of combined zipline length that takes you on an adventure through the tree tops by means of zip lines, sky bridges and rappels connected to platforms suspended in the tree tops.  If you love the outdoors and are looking for a little excitement this place should at the top of your list especially if you enjoy extreme thrills because some of these ziplines are FAST.  

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio".  Feel free to view our previously featured community amenties and attractions by visiting 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.    

This series is brought to you by Knox County Ohio REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty (740) 397-7800.  Knox County Ohio Homes For Sale

 

 

The Knox County Ohio Fair Week is an exciting time for those who live within or near our community because every day at the fair they feature something fun and entertaining rancing from truck pulls, tractor pulls, harness racing, tough trucks, a musical concern and many other exciting event.  Today we are featuring two unique types of racing that you may have never experienced before.  The first is lawn mower racing where racers use their modified garden tractors and these things fly.  The second type of racing is the School Bus Races.  When I first saw these full size school buses on the track I just shook my head because it became immediately obvious that these buses are going to banging into each other and they sure do and the spetactors go wild.  If you have never seen a school bus flip over onto it's side be sure to watch the entire video because the figure 8 race towards the end of the video is flat out crazy. 

This community highlight is part of our ongoing series called 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  If you would like to view any of our previously featured community amenities be sure to visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  If you are in the market to buy a home you can view all of our available Knox County Ohio homes for sale.  This series is brought to you by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty (740) 397-7800  

 

 

Mill Street Park in Fredericktown, Ohio

As part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio" we are featuring Fredericktown Mill Street Park.  This park is part of the Fredericktown Recreation District Education and Nature Center which is located at 12 Mill Street.  This is my personal favorite outdoor park in the Fredericktown, Ohio area because it has such a wonderful peaceful and country feel.  It is almost impossible to visit the Mill Street Park without seeing wildlife and it is filled with natural beauty.  The Center has approximately 2 miles of walking trails that take you on a journey through 57 acres of woods.  Bird watchers, walking, hiking, enjoying the beautiful natural landscape or you can just sit back and relax at the Fredericktown Mill Street Park. 

If you would like to view all of our previously featured community amenity articles and videos be sure to visit 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.   

 

WACO BiPlane by Sam Miller

Mount Vernon Ohio was the location once again for the Waco Biplane Reunion.  The event takes place on Granville Road just on the outer edge of Mount Vernon at the Wyncoop property near Blackjack Road.  For years the Waco planes have visited Knox County Ohio and it is a wonderful event to experience for people of all ages.  This event has a relaxed air show feeling except that it really isn't an official air show from what I have read and have been told.  It is a very relaxed gathering with no set schedules and people are continually flying in and out pretty much whenever they want.   I live just a couple of minutes from where the event is held and it is awesome to see these amazing planes flying over.  What is more amazing is to watch the expression on the faces of small children as they see and hear these airplanes.   

Waco BiPlane by Sam Miller

Saturday evening I stopped into the Ice Cream Station for a quick bite to eat and I had an opportunity to talk with a group who flew in for the event.  It was an awesome experience to listen to them share stories and I could actually feel their passion and their love for their airplanes and the friendships they had created because of their beloved planes.  What was even more obvious is that this gathering / event was as much about connecting and reconnecting with with other like minded people as it was as much about their airplanes.  If everyone in America was as passionate about life as this group was the world would be an even better place.  If you haven't experienced a Waco fly in Mount Vernon I hope you will take a minute and watch the short video I have included below.  I hope you enjoy it!

Waco BiPlane by Sam Miller

This feature article is part of our ongoing community amenity series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  if you would like to view any of our previously featured articles just click on 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  


 

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