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The Heart of Ohio Bike Trail

by Sam Miller

 

 

16 Miles Of Outdoor Exploration

Whether it's walking, biking, running, or in-line skating, The Heart of Ohio Trail (HOOT) could be your new favorite pathway leading you to better health and more awareness of the gorgeous nature surrounding it. This trail is maintained by the Heart of Ohio group and includes several bridges including the newest being a 182 - foot overpass that was once a railroad bridge on Lytle Road in Centerburg, Ohio. The trail holds a calm soundtrack from Dry Creek Stream and tends to be the background music for visitors through many locations of the 16 mile trail.

Connecting Communities

Find the start point of the Heart of Ohio Trail in either Mount Vernon, Ohio at the C. A. & C. Depot located at 1 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050 or in Centerburg, Ohio on Huffman Road, Centerburg, Ohio, 43011 with parking located at 2750 Huffman Road, Centerburg, Ohio, 43011. The majority of the trail is paved, making for a smooth treck on your adventure towards strength and fitness. The paved section of the trail from Huffman Road and North Clayton Street was completed back in October of 2016. Now, there is a connection between the Heart of Ohio Trail and The Kokosing Gap Trail in Mount Vernon, Ohio after crossing Main Street! Below, we've shared with you a video displaying the new connection, captured by our custom drone footage, providing a very unique perspective.


If you love exploring the Heart of Ohio Trail, check out the homes for sale in Centerburg, Ohio by clicking HERE, or find Mount Vernon, Ohio's homes for sale HERE.

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.

 

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Drone Flight Above The Memorial Ball Field of Howard Ohio

by Sam Miller

Batter Up!

Just a drive down the road from East Knox Schools, located on Pipesville Road is the Memorial Ball Field in Howard, Ohio. This ball field hosts ball games to girls ages 5-16 with all skill sets and began construction in 2014. Future plans for this amenity include an additional softball field, a pavilion with a concession stand, and a playground for kids to play and stay occupied while their older siblings take a swing at their skills on the dirt.

Elevated Views

We have shared custom drone footage below that captures the Memorial Ball Field in a unique perspective including a very cool lift off taken from the pitcher's mound as well as 360 degree views around the field that captures the surrounding landscaping.

A Round Of Applause

Many thanks are due to those who've contributed donations and hard work to what has become the Memorial Ball Field of Howard, Ohio!

Thank you to:

The Knox County Commisoners Office

Private Individual Donors

The Community Foundation

Smalls Sand and Gravel

Productive Excavating

Carson's Fence

Knox Concrete

Mow and Go Lawn Services

DK Hathaway Construction

Danville Feed and Supply

United Aggregates

and Sherwin Williams

Thanks to the generous community donations and hard work, this dream has been turned into a reality. Anyone interested in contributing to the future plans for the Memorial Ball Field in Howard, Ohio, please feel free to contact Kevin Patrick at 740-627-6773.

If you love visiting the Memorial Ball Field in Howard, Ohio, considering making Howard, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to find homes for sale in Howard, Ohio. Click HERE to find homes for sale in the East Knox School District.

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.

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Panoramic Drone View Of Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

Small Town Atmosphere

The Village of Danville, Ohio is home to just over 1,100 people and provides a small town atmosphere for visitors and inhabitors to enjoy day by day. Danville, Ohio is just 15 miles Northeast of Mount Vernon, Ohio and provides plenty of small businesses to shop from and delicious restaurants to dine in and make memories. Each year, events such as the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival draw in visitors from surrounding towns during its 3 day event for those to enjoy delectable fair foods, tractor pulls, laser tag, a 5k run and walk, car show, live entertainment, and so much more. Danville, Ohio has plenty of things to do and miles of trail to walk, run, and bike on while exploring nature all around.

A Different Perspective

Located in Eastern Knox County, Ohio, we've captured a unique 360 degree panoramic view of downtown Danville, Ohio that showcases the small town atmosphere with its local businesses and surrounding neighborhoods in a different perspective not likely seen like this before.


If you love the Village of Danville, Ohio, consider making it your new home! Click HERE to find homes for sale in Danville, Ohio and check out homes for sale in the Danville Ohio School District HERE.

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.

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Drone Flight Over Columbia Elementary School in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Time To Tiger Up!

Columbia Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Ohio has a mission to cater to each students' specific needs, grades K-5, and want to provide them with hands on experiences to better prepare them for the global marketplace. Their dedicated staff helps with leading each child down the path of excellence by pushing them to their very best potential. Columbia Elementary School strives to be the very best elementary school around and motivates students to "Tiger Up". To tiger up, one must focus on life dreams and goals, put in hard work, strengthen their inner character and leadership skills, pay it forward, and make sure to have fun while doing so. Big or small, Columbia Elementary loves to celebrate their students' successes.

Alternative View

We have shared with you our custom drone footage that captures Columbia Elementary School in a very unique way. Start off viewing a quick glance of the school with Ariel-Foundation Park and its Rastin Tower in the background. Find surrounding homes and neighborhoods and up close, elevated views of the building and different perspectives of the playground.

If you love Columbia Elementary School, consider moving to the school district! Click HERE to find homes for sale in the Columbia Elementary School District and find Knox County, Ohio homes for sale HERE.

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Mount Vernon Middle School and Mount Vernon High School

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Home Of The Yellow Jackets

The Mount Vernon Middle School and Mount Vernon High School desire to fulfil each individual students' life with education, success, and empowerment. The goal of Mount Vernon Middle School and High School is to assist students in excelling academically and preparing each pupil to be successful individuals who are ready for life-long learning.

A Place For Education and Growth

The Mount Vernon Middle School is a 950-student facility serving grades 6,7, and 8 and offers an extensive amount of unified arts including Band, Choir, Orchestra, Art, Music, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Science, Health, Spanish, and more. Students have the opportunity for sports such as Cross Country, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, and Track.

Guiding Students To Success

The Mount Vernon High School offers unified arts such as Art, Agri-Science, Industrial Technology, Choir, Piano Lab, Orchestra, and Band and various courses for Business, Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Latin, Spanish, and French. Students can participate in sports like Cross Country, Football, Cheerleading, Golf, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Track, Softball, and Baseball. Summer school is offered to students to provide an opportunity to complete credits ahead of time or to improve one's grade.

Above The Class

We have provided 2 custom drone videos highlighting the Mount Vernon Middle School, Mount Vernon High School, and the stadium. The flyover above the Mount Vernon Middle School and High School captures the substantial size of the buildings that one likely may have never see in this perspective before. Find views of the Knox County Career Center and the Adult Education building as well as a quick view of the practice fields. The newly renovated Mount Vernon High School Stadium is showcased in the following video flaunting its new red track, a fresh Mount Vernon logo, and beautiful green stadium with a super neat shot flying from goal post to goal post, capturing views of Mount Vernon, Ohio's surrounding neighborhoods.


 

If you love Mount Vernon City Schools, make Mount Vernon, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to find Knox County, Ohio homes for sale in Mount Vernon City School District.

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.

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Twin Oak Elementary School in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Strive For Excellence

In 2005, West Elementary School and Elmwood Elementary School combined to form Twin Oak Elementary towards the South end of Mount Vernon, Ohio. The mission of Twin Oak Elementary is to withhold high standards for the performance of teachers and students and prepare each individual for life-long learning and success. Twin Oak Elementary School is a 400-student facility, offering 50 staff members to best tend to each pupil. Serving grades K-5, this school provides classes such as art, music, physical education, and book clubs!

Home of The Red Tailed Hawks

We've shared with you our custom drone footage that provides elevated views of the building and a unique perspective of the playground and surrounding area. The playground offers various jungle gyms, basketball hoops, 4 square, hop scotch, a painted United States map, plenty of grass area to play soccer, and more. Find a quick view of the Mount Vernon County Club and the lush greenery circling the school.


Twin Oak Elementary School is located at:

8888 Martinsburg Road

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050


If you love the Twin Oak Elementary School, make sure to check out all of the homes for sale in the Twin Oak Elementary School District HERE.

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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.


 

Education

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.

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Bridge of Dreams in Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

A Dream Constructed Into Reality

Spanning 370 feet across the Mohican River stands the Bridge of Dreams in Danville, Ohio, that allows for pedestrian crossing, bicyclists, and Amish buggies. Although motorized traffic is prohibited, many people come visit this beloved bridge every year to enjoy the magnificent views of the river from the 3rd longest covered bridge in the United States. In the 1920's the Bridge of Dreams was constructed as a railroad bridge, later in 1998, it was covered. The name was given due to the length and necessary funds to complete the project, therefore, showing that dreams really do come true! In the custom drone footage below, we've captured unique perspectives of the bridge and the Mohican River that residents have likely never seen before.

 


If you enjoy visitng the Bridge of Dreams, check out Danville, Ohio's homes for sale HERE!

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 in 740-397-7800.

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Mount Vernon OH 43050
740-397-7800
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