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Wolf Run Regional Park in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

A Place With Furry Friends and Miles of Exploration

Wolf Run Regional Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio offers almost 260 acres of exploration that lead you on almost 10 miles of various hiking trails through the woods of the Kokosing River Valley accompanied by the soundtrack of calm waters from small currents that feed the Kokosing River. This park provides a 2 acre fenced in "Bark Park" for your furry four legged friend to play fetch, run, meet new friends, and challenge their agility skills. Within Bark Park is a shelter area with park benches for you to rest and relax while soaking up the fresh air and admiring other dogs. 

Pack Up The Checkered Tablecloth and Plenty Of Food

Have a nice picnic with friends and family at the picnic shelter located to the right of the parking lot. The shelter is not available for reservation, however, is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Ancient History Lies Right Before Your Very Eyes..

The park is decorated with granite boulders from 100,000 years ago by Ohio's last ice age and includes the 30 acre Knox Woods State Nature Preserve. Enjoy fishing at Wolf Run Pond that has a recently built fishing pier and see imaginations flourish in problem solving skills, creativity, and agility in the kids bouldering space.

Quality Control

The Park District is lent a hand with deer management by permit-only archers through archery season (end of September to the beginning of February), zero gun hunting is permitted.

Fly Above and Take A Visit

Check out our custom drone footage and video highlights of Wolf Run Regional Park and Bark Park to take a quick visit and see what the buzz is all about!



Explore The Kokosing Valley and Stay A While

Located at 17621 Yauger Road, Wolf Run Regional Park is a convenient place for one to relax, hike, and explore the edge of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

If you love visiting the Wolf Run Regional Park, make sure to check out the Woodberry Glen Condominiums For Sale just a drive down the road, as well as all 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 in 740-397-7800.





Drone Flight up the Face of Honey Run Waterfall

by Sam Miller

Adventure awaits you..

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.  

Decorated With Intricate Nature

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

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.

Gambier Ohio Home For Sale on the Edge of the Kenyon College Campus

by Sam Miller


A rare find in the Village of Gambier, Ohio and located on the edge of the Kenyon College Campus on West Woodside Drive.  This is an adorable 3 bedroom home that features a convenient 1st floor bath and main level laundry room, nice sized living room and an adjoining dining room plus a cabinetry filled kitchen that includes major appliances including a dishwasher.  You will absolutely love the backyard and the old style mini barn.  You can enjoy campus life and visit the Kenyon Bookstore, cafe and coffee shop in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Finding any home in Gambier or near Kenyon College that is priced at $100,000 and below is truly a rarity and the location and lot of this property makes it a STEAL at only $90,000.  Contact The Sam Miller Team of REMAX Stars 740-397-7800.

Click here for more information on this 108 West Woodside home for sale in Gambier, Ohio 43022.


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Log Cabin in the Woods - Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

Nestled back off the road with 3 acres of land in a very private and secluded setting you will find a charming log home with a gorgeous country style covered porch.  This property is really ideal for a weekend getaway or hunter's retreat because of the location, floor plan and bedroom configuration.  The living space is roomy and features a nice open great room which combines a large living room with a wood burning stove, dining area, and an appliance and oak cabinetry filled kitchen.  The cabin has approximately 1,100 square feet of living space but you will likely spend as much time outdoors and relaxing on the covered front porch enjoying the absolutely beautiful setting with wonderful country views. Log cabins in the woods on acreage like this are extremely rare especially at only $110,000 - Call us at 740-397-7800 before this one is gone!  

Click here for more information on this 29739 Chestnut Ridge Road home for sale in Danville, Ohio 43014.



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Situated between Mount Vernon, Ohio and Fredericktown, Ohio rests a beautiful 2 bedroom country home for sale with 1.24 acres of land. Simplify your life and entertain guests with a spacious living room, adjoining formal dining room, and gorgeous cabinet filled kitchen with an eating area. This home features many updates throughout the property and includes a convenient main level laundry/mud room combination as well as a relaxing sun porch, propane forced air heat, an outdoor wood furnace, central air conditioning, and a whole house generator. Walk outside to the fantastic back yard and find an entertaining sized rear deck, calm flowing creek, utility building, and a 32 x 24 detached garage.

This home is in the Fredericktown School District and is about a 10 minute drive to either Mount Vernon or Fredericktown. Located on Green Valley Road, this home has nearby access to State Route 13 and State Route 229. This location is convenient for commuters who drive to Columbus, Ohio and those who want a country lifestyle without being too distant from town or grocery and medical needs. If you're curious about what the setting of the property is like, make sure you watch our custom drone footage below that showcases the fantastic acreage and adorable home. 

Click here for more information on this 9177 Green Valley Road home for sale in Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.



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Knox County Ohio Homes For Sale With Land

by Sam Miller

Knox County Ohio Homes with Land!  Are you interested in living in a Knox County Ohio home with a large lot or acreage?  You can view all of the available homes for sale with larger lots or acreage that are listed in the entire Knox County MLS on this page.  We built this custom page so that anytime a new real estate listing in Knox County Ohio with 1 acre or more comes on the market you can view it here so be sure to bookmark or save this . Click on any listing photos below to view more details.

Mount Vernon Ohio Ranch Homes For Sale

by Sam Miller

Wanting to move into a ranch home in Mount Vernon, Ohio?  Look no further than this custom search page that features ranch style homes.  This custom search enables you to view all of Mount Vernon, Ohio's ranch homes for sale in the entire Knox County MLS.  Click on any listing below to find out more information on the property and to view multiple photos.  This page is updated with the newest real estate listings as they come on the market.  

Mount Vernon Ohio Homes For Sale in Price Order

by Sam Miller

Looking for you home in Mount Vernon, Ohio to purchase?  You have come to the right place because you can view every available Mount Vernon, Ohio home for sale in the entire Knox County MLS on this page.  Click on any of the listings or photo below to find out more information on each property.  Be sure to bookmark this page because it is updated with the newest real estate listings as they come on the market.


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!

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