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Lexington (Ohio)

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Lexington Municipal Building
Clearfork Reservoir

Lexington [1] is a village in Mid-Ohio, Richland County in the state of Ohio. It is a bedroom community for Mansfield. During the summer months, visitors come from all over the world to visit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is a high dollar race track, visited by hi-rolling race fans, sponsers and racers.

Clearfork Snapper

The race track is in a beautiful, partially wooded setting, attracting families from all over. Clearfork Reservoir , has many amenities, including camping, boating, sailing and fishing. The reservoir is stocked with many fish including muskies.

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By plane[edit]

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (IATA:CLE), PH: (216) 265-6030. [2]. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is Cleveland's main airport, located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines, and it is one of Continental Airlines' three U.S. hubs as well.
  • Mansfield Lahm Airport, 2000 Harrington Memorial Rd., Mansfield, PH: (419) 522-2191, [3].
  • Port Columbus International Airport (IATA:CMH), 4600 International Gateway, Columbus, PH: (614) 239-4083, [4]. Port Columbus International Airport is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities.

By car[edit]

Amish Buggy

From the South:

  • Interstate 71 exit 165 at State Route 97 (Lexinton-Bellville exit), go West on State Route 97 to U.S. Route 42.

From the North:

  • Interstate 71 exit 176 at U.S. Route 30 (Mansfield-Wooster exit), go West on U.S. Route 30 to County Road 330 (Fourth Street Crestline exit), go East to State Route 314, South to Steam Corners Road, turn East.
  • Note: State Route 314 is travelled heavily by Amish in Buggies, the road is hilly with many blind spots. Ohio State Patrol is relentless on this road during Mid-Ohio races.

Get around[edit]

Clearfork Marina

There is no public transportation in Lexington. It is located in a rural area, driving is easy and pleasurable, execept on race weekends when thousands show up for Mid-Ohio races. Great crowd, mostly families.

  • Hertz Rent-a-Car tel. 419-524-3513

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Do[edit][add listing]

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Richland County Museum
A blueray blueberry bush full of blueberrys at The Blueberry Patch.
  • Lexington Blueberry Festival, Plymouth St. (The Lexington Blueberry Festival is always held every year in August at Lexington Park on Plymouth Street in Lexington, Ohio), +1 419-631-3621 (), [6].  edit
  • Richland B & O Bike Trail, +1 419-884-3764, [8]. The bike trail is over 18 miles long, paved on the abandoned Ohio B&O Rail Road bed. It is well maintained and protected. It runs from Mansfield through Lexington, to Butler through one of Ohio's most scenic areas.  edit
  • Richland County Museum, 51 W. Church St., +1 419-884-2230, [9]. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts from two centuries of Richland County's history. The museum is open from May to October on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  edit
  • The Blueberry Patch, 1285 W. Hanley Rd. (Located just off US Route 42), +1 419-884-1797 (, fax: +1 419-884-1798), [10]. The u-pick blueberry season is open from early July to September and the u-pick raspberry season is open from mid August to frost. The Blueberry Patch has a gift shop, blossoms cafe, greenhouse and a nursery.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

If you are not from the area and are feeling adventurous, drive west about 1 mile to SR 314. Head south on 314. From this point south to Chesterville, approx. 15 miles, all of the intersecting roads past Johnsville, lead to Amish farms. If you are vigilant, you will notice a few bakeries, tack shops, truck farms, hardwood furniture sales, and such. Feel free to visit where signs offer items for sale. This is a great spot to buy fresh vegetables, maple syrup, eggs and other items that will be appreciated at Mid-Ohio races. It is best to have small bills in hand before starting.

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Grocery stores[edit]

  • Geyer's Fresh Foods, One store in Lexington at 280 E. Main St., +1 419-884-1373, [11]. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.  edit

Restaurants[edit]

There are plenty of choices for eating, Mansfield and Ontario are a short distance away offering even more choices.

  • Buck's Bar & Grill, 192 East Main St., +1 419-884-2825 (, fax: +1 419-884-3891), [12]. Hours are M-W 11AM-10PM, Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-Midnight.  edit
  • Brown Derby Roadhouse, 3985 Park Ave. West, Ontario, +1 419-529-2959, [13].  edit
  • Los Arrieros, 275 East Main St., +1 419-884-8883.  edit
  • Mike's Pizza Pub, 58 SR 97 West, +1 419-884-2115. Pizza & beer.  edit
  • Paul Revere's Family Restaurant, 57 SR 97 West, +1 419-884-1811.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.

  • Buck's Bar & Grill, 192 East Main St., +1 419-884-2825 (, fax: +1 419-884-3891), [14]. Hours are M-W 11AM-10PM, Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-Midnight.  edit
  • Brown Derby Roadhouse, 3985 Park Ave. West, Ontario, +1 419-529-2959, [15].  edit
  • Mike's Pizza Pub, 58 SR 97 West, +1 419-884-2115. Pizza & beer.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Mohican Resort & Conference Center, [16]. Surrounded by 6,000 acres of Mohican State Forest and borders Pleasant Hill Lake.

Bed & Breakfast[edit]

Presidential Inn Bed and Breakfast
  • The Buckhorn Inn, +1 419-884-3500.  edit
  • Landoll’s Mohican Castle, 561 Twp. Rd. 3352, Loudonville, Ohio, +1 419-994-3427, [17].  edit
  • Presidential Inn Bed and Breakfast, 6279 SR 97, +1 419-468-3533 or toll-free 1-866-868-3533, [18].  edit
  • Somewhere in Thyme, 1150 SR 97, +1 419-884-8885.  edit

Camping[edit]

  • Clearfork Reservoir
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Mohican State Forest
  • Privately owned camper rental Located 10 minutes from Mid Ohio Camper sleeps 5 plus room for tents. All amenties included except groceries. Weekly and Weekend rates available. Call (419) 560-7031

Contact[edit]

  • Lexington Post Office, 24 Short St., +1 419-884-1320 (fax: +1 419-884-1320), [19]. Hours are M-F 8:30AM-1:00PM and 2:00 PM-4:30PM, closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  edit

Cope[edit]

Gym[edit]

Laundromat[edit]

  • Lexington Laundry, 310 E. Main St., +1 419-884-8028.  edit

Library[edit]

  • Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Lexington Branch, 25 Lutz Ave., +1 419-884-2500 (fax: +1 419-884-3695), [20]. Hours are M-Th 9:00AM-8:00PM, Fr-Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM, closed on Sunday.  edit

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