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Recreation

If you’re looking for wholesome fun, take your pick! There’s miniature golf, movie theatres, bowling alleys, and impressive public parks with canoeing, hiking, disc golf, bike trails, skiing, sledding and more nearby. Check out the City of Kenton Parks, Hancock County Park District and the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District.

The city of Kenton maintains five parks – Glendale Street Skate Park, Murray Park, Pioneer Park, Wharton Park, and Saulisberry Park, which is located at a stone quarry, France Lake. This site is used for fishing, camping and hiking, and there is a playground and dirt bike track. Kenton also maintains a swimming pool that includes a slide, two diving boards and a raindrop waterfall.

Hardin County Museums offer several great options – the Dougherty House and Sullivan-Johnson Museum – and for history buffs, the Hardin Historic Village and Farm. This turn of the century farmstead showcases antique farm implements, relics from Hardin Pioneer architecture, the Staadt Log House, Woodworker’s Shop, Dunkirk Jail, Beech Grove One Room School and the Ada Railroad Building.

Winter simply isn’t an excuse for slowing down here. Mad River Mountain is an awesome place for skiing and snow-tubing less than an hour from campus. There’s also ice skating at The Cube and soccer, lacrosse, dodgeball and more at Flashover Indoor Sports and Fun Center. Or put on your roller skates and head to Rolling Thunder or Edgewood Skate Arena. During warmer months, enjoy the great sports available on 5,800-acre Indian Lake in Logan County –  boating, fishing, skiing and camping.

Chances are you can fulfill your shopping needs locally in the villages of Ada, Kenton and Bluffton. Both Findlay or Lima have indoor malls – The Lima Mall and the Findlay Village Mall – that feature a variety of well-known retailers. And from discount clothing to electronics, sports equipment to arts and crafts, specialty stores abound in retail shopping complexes. Both cities also have quaint boutiques and resell shops.