Mansfield, Lucas, Perrysville, and Loudonville Professional Review and Guide
"Two of Ohio’s most charming and diverse state parks are located within a few miles of each other. Malabar Farm State Park is the world-famous home of author and celebrity-monger Louis Bromfield and offers a variety of programs and entertainment. Mochican State Park is a popular year-round recreational and outdoor mecca. Mansfield itself has several natural—and not so natural—attractions.
Carousel buffs can tour a manufacturing facility, ride the first new hand-carved wooden merry-go-round built in the early 1930s, and do related shopping. Malabar Farm State Park is the main attraction in Lucas. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Columbus. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."