Without a doubt, one of the most significant draws to our establishment is the beautiful piece of property we have taken great pains to preserve and beautify. Travelers come from all over to breathe in the fresh country air, feel the golden sun on the face, and walk amongst the forests and fields of the northeastern Ohio.
To facilitate a closer experience to nature for our guests, we have laid down several walking and hiking trails around the property. Every morning there are couples and individuals out wandering the trails or seated under a tree, soaking up the healing energies of the Great Outdoors. We thought we would say a few words about this popular feature of the Inn, along with the guest map we offer at check-in.
The Red Trail
1/4 Mile (Hilltop)
The Inn’s driveways and structures wrap around a large hillside topped with an open meadow of tall grass and wildflowers. We have set aside a large portion of this for our resident flock of sheep but the taller untamed grasses are home to many bird boxes and natural critters. The Red Trail starts at the sheep enclosure and traces around the backside of the meadow, returning near the Cardinal Cottage atop the hill.
The Purple Trail
1/4 Mile (Pond)
We have a pond on-site here at Honey Run stocked with plenty of fish and bullfrogs. With a bridge overlook and a viewing bench, the Purple Trail is a favorite for guests looking to do some walking and sightseeing. Unlike most of our trails, it’s paved and flat, making it accessible to all our guests.
The Brown Trail
1/8 Mile (to Honeycombs)
A short uphill jaunt, the Brown Trail leads from the Inn itself up to the Honeycomb suites that nestle into the hillside. It has been recently mulched and offers a nice little stroll to breakfast in the morning if you’re staying in the Honeycombs or Cabins.
The Yellow Trail
1/2 Mile (Stream)
Our Inn draws its name from the stream that rolls past the property along Route 203. The Yellow Trail will take you down through the lower areas of the property, past The Grove, and along the stream. Spring is the best time to see the water levels at a decent height for that bubbling brook sound.
The White Trail
1/8 Mile (Woodlands)
For a short dip into the woods along our lower hillside, the White Trail is a short trek through the trees. Listen closely and you’ll hear the Bluebirds that call our sanctuary home.
The OAAM Trail
1.5 Miles (Woodlands)
Saving the best for last, we are exceptionally excited to invite you to walk our newest wilderness trail, freshly mulched and carved through the primary forest of our land for the Grand Opening of the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum. The OAAM is the only outdoor art exhibit of its kind in the region, intended to permanently house timeless art pieces that fit right into the landscape of the property. We recently christened the path with a series of 30 stones emblazoned with plaques featuring haiku poems and placed along the trail, as well as a 9 foot steel totem pole that looks over the property.
For more information on how to visit the Inn at Honey Run or the Open Air Art Museum, contact Guest Services at 330-674-0011 or Check for Availability of our rooms.