VISITORS USING TRAILS AT MOHICAN STATE FOREST
ENCOURAGED TO USE CAUTION
Ice damage from recent winter storm keeps some trails closed
COLUMBUS, OH - Outdoor enthusiasts considering a trip to Mohican State Forest are being asked to use caution along the trails due to potential hazards created by this winter’s ice and snow storms. Some trails have been closed as a result of the storms, say foresters with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
“Recent storms have impacted many areas of Mohican, uprooting and downing trees,” said Frank Corona, assistant district forester with the Division of Forestry. “Because of this, we ask that visitors be alert when visiting the forest in coming months.”
State foresters are now working to reopen obstructed trails and remove dangerously damaged overhead limbs that could fall.
“Visitors can still enjoy the forest as we continue our clean-up efforts, but we ask that they adopt ‘woods-wise’ habits such as looking up, down and all around,” Corona said.
The 4,498-acre Mohican State Forest is located in Ashland County. It features 24 miles of hiking trails, 22 miles of bridle trails, 12 miles of trails for mountain biking, seven miles of snowmobile trails and several camping sites.
To learn more about Mohican State Forest visit ohiodnr.com