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May
19

Indian Lake Properties

Indian Lake in Ohio features a 5,800 acre lake, optimal for boating, inland sailing, skiing and other water activities. There is lots to experience at this hidden gem of the Midwest. Here are some of the 10 best reasons to visit Indian Lake in Ohio.

 

  1. Indian Lake - water skiing is popular as is fishing, hiking, camping and visiting the beaches. Several islands dot the lake for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a more quiet experience. Resort homes, vacation rentals and permanent residences surround the lake which provides entertainment for the whole family.

  2. Waterfront dining - several restaurants offer boat docking for easy access to food such as burgers, fries, sandwiches, pizza and fine dining for a beautiful evening on the water. Live entertainment is a staple at several places in Russells Point and surrounding areas. Locals and visitors love to spend time enjoying all these restaurants, big and small, have to offer.

  3. Indian Lake islands - includes the "Indian Isles" chain which arcs through the center of the lake. Wildlife areas are accessible through various channels, inlets and bays with approximately 30 miles of shoreline. Oldfield Beach adjoins the lake which is the end point of a several mile lakefront biking and walking trail.

  4. Festivals - Every year, the Jimmy Buffett weekend kicks off the first week of February along with the annual Boat Show first weekend in March. A fireworks display for Fourth of July celebration observances brings in the crowds to enjoy good food, neighbors and fun. Hundreds of boats line the water and crowds gather on the shores. The "Ring of Fire" on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend, extends an Indian tradition in celebration of harvest.

  5. Indian Lake State Park - naturalist programs, playgrounds, basketball, volleyball, bicycle and boat rentals are just some activities available for campers. Some sites include electrical hookups. Hiking, bike trails and winter activities including snowmobiling and ice fishing make this a perfect spot to enjoy year round.

  6. Beaches - some of the public beaches for visitors include Old Field Beach with 1,200 feet of beautiful sand and shelter houses with water fountains and toilets. Fox Island Beach is near Russells Point and three areas on Indian Lake exist for boats to anchor and enjoy swimming.

  7. Bellefontaine - Home to Mad River Mountain Ski Resort, Marmom Valley Farm and Cherokee Hills Golf Course, shopping and entertainment, there is something for everyone here.

  8. Ohio Caverns - enjoy 35 acres of natural caves formed thousands of years ago. Perfect for families to explore together.

  9. Serenity and peace - the beauty of Indian Lake in Ohio is the ability to enjoy crowds, fun and excitement but also find quiet places to get away from it all.

Midwestern charm - friendly locals make this an oasis from city life and everyone is having a good time, young and old, so it is the perfect place to go for an enjoyable time and to meet friendly people. Add Indian Lake as a reason to visit Ohio!

 

Get more advice about these 10 reasons you need to visit Indian Lake!

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April
20

Enjoy Indian Lake Camping with Your Family

Indian Lake State Park has a recreational area with activities for the whole family. Enjoy camping, boating, fishing, swimming and more. Indian Lake camping provides opportunities for fun, rest and relaxation with a little something for everyone.

 

Facilities

Many amazing amenities are available at Indian Lake camping to make the stay enjoyable. On offer are:

  • Over 400 electric sites plus 35 premium sites

  • 12 full hook-up sites

  • Heated shower houses, flush toilets, laundry building and camp commissary

  • Beach access, boat ramp and docks are provided exclusively for camper use

  • Pet friendly camp sites

  • Seasonal facilities for basketball, volleyball, biking and boat rental including a kids playground

  • Group camping area for up to 60 people (with advanced registration)

  • Boat camping spaces (not available for tents)

 

Activities

Camping near a lake is a great way to spend time outdoors. Finding something to do is never a problem at Indian Lakes. In fact, it may be harder to choose which ones to do with so many to choose from.

 

Hiking - Several trails exist for people who enjoy hiking. The Cherokee Trail is a three mile walk with an easy pace. Some of the trail highlights include wildlife spotting of white tail deer, muskrat, fox squirrel, salamanders and numerous wildflowers along the trail for enthusiasts.

 

Sailing - Camping near a lake has many benefits here at Indian Lake including sailing. Launching a sailboat is easy in the large open areas and visitors are welcome to watch the Sunday morning regatta from the shore or boats.

 

Ring of Fire - Participate in a tradition dating back to 1961. Indian Lake camping hosts this event where flares are lit around the lake's perimeter at 9:00 PM on the Sunday before Labor Day. Those who own waterfront property are invited to participate. Park areas are lit by volunteers from Indian Lake High School. A Ring of Fire ceremony marks the end of summer season and start of Autumn.  Indian Lake Amusement Park. The Seneca Indians from New York State lit bonfires around the shore of Indian Lake to celebrate a bountiful harvest.

 

Picknicking - Camping by a lake is not complete without a picnic to share with family and friends. Indian Lake camping includes many shaded areas equipped with tables and grills along with game and sporting equipment available to registered campers at the camp office.

 

Fishing - For the fishing enthusiast, large mouth bass, saugeye, white bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye, yellow perch and catfish are all plentiful with Indian Lake.

 

Rental

Enjoy a lakefront view from a camper cabins. A step above a tent, a camper cabin is a hard-sided structure which sits atop a wooden platform with a locking front door. Each cabin sleeps four adults on two futon beds with one set of twin-size bunk beds. Outlets, air conditioning, a microwave, small refrigerator, table with two chairs and more are available. There are no water facilities in the camper cabins. Restrooms, shower and laundry facilities are located nearby. Pets are not allowed inside camper cabins.

 

Get more advice on some of the best camping spots around Indian Lake.

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June
15

Central Ohio is full of amazing summer festivals for all ages and we're happy to promote some of these to the residents and visitors of our community.  There's always something to do when you live in Logan County.  Get out there and enjoy all the cultural entertainment offered in summer time!

 

 

If you enjoy the local happenings in central Ohio and Indian Lake, be sure to talk to one of our award-winning real estate agents about the best place to live in Logan County!

May
19

Summer is finally kicking into gear as schools are letting out and the sunshine is soaking the countryside. Of course, there's no better way to celebrate summer with your neighbors and community than a day at the city pool. The municipal pool adds significant value to the community and the many lovely properties and homes for sale in Bellefontaine Ohio just by offering something wholesome and enjoyable for families and kids in the neighborhood.

 

The pool has its big Opening Day on May 23 and will be open from 12pm to 8pm most days, weather permitting. With affordable daily tickets and season passes, the pool offers a plethora of fun and opportunity for families in Logan County.

 

The American Red Cross will be offering swimming lessons for all ages throughout June for those interested in introducing the little ones to the water. There will also be sign-ups for the Bellefontaine Swim Team, which is an open league for anyone in Logan County and surrounding counties.

 

The Bellefontaine Pool facilities will host public pool parties on Friday Nights on June 19 and July 24 and the pool is available for private parties based on available reservation. Rent the facility for your event and enjoy the well-kept beautiful pool. At the end of the season, in late August, the pool will welcome dogs for Dog Day at the Pool.  We wouldn't want to leave our furry friends out.

 

Bellefontaine and Logan County hold significant community value for families in the area and we're always happy to find quality houses in Bellefontaine for those interested in being a part of our community.

March
13

 

It's getting warmer every day and we're on our way to Spring!  Northerners are always sick of winter by March and the promise of warmer weather on the horizon is usually the only thing keeping us from going stir-crazy with the cabin fever.  We're all personally excited about the return of warm weather because the Indian Lake area really comes back to life.

 

Fishing & Boating

Kicked off by this year's Indian Lake Boat Show, the Lake itself will be the perfect place to get a boat on the water and cast a line.  Fishermen come from all over Ohio to fish in Indian Lake.  There is no horsepower restriction on the water so boats of all sizes and speeds can be found cruising along the surface.  Grab a fishing license and get ready to get out on the water!

 

Hiking & Camping

As the weathergets warmer, more and more of us are eagerly venturing out of the house to explore the trails and parks that make Ohio such a beautiful place to live.  Indian Lake State Park has a number of exceptional landscapes to explore from its winding network of trails and campsites.  We always love hearing from the out-of-town visitors that make it to thearea for the first camping of the season.

 

Local Festivals and Events

In addition to appreciating the natural world around us in the spring time, many of us are gearing up for several fun, family-friendly festivals and street fairs that dot the many townships and communities around Indian Lake.  The Boat Show and Maple Syrup Festival are just the start of a long summer of community fun.

 

We're as excited for this year's warm weather as anyone.  If you have plans or suggestions for how to celebrate the thawing snow, leave a comment!

February
10

The weather in Ohio is infamous for being unpredictable and ever-changing and, while the winters aren't as harsh as our northern neighbors, January and February can be a rough time for Ohioans who are used to being outside in the forests, fields, and parks.  But there are still winter recreation options just a short drive from Columbus, Dayton, and the Indian Lake area.  

 

 

Mad River Mountain is the largest ski resort in Ohio and offers skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing activities for families during the winter months.  Their own restaurant bar features a concert series and several events to keep things interesting all winter long.

There are family and group lift ticket specials and membership perks, as well as training and club activities.   If you and your family are interested in the winter festivities available in Central Ohio this winter, check out the slopes at Mad River Mountain.

 

  

 

For the winter trekker who isn't so fond of barrelling down a mountain, there are some beauitful winter hiking trails around the Indian Lake State Park that are sure to give you some breathtaking photographic moments.  

If you're interested in going a bit further away, there's also the Snow Trails and Clear Fork Winter Resorts in the Mansfield area.   

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