Malabar Farm State Park
Malabar Farm State Park is a state park in Richland County, Ohio, United States, located near Lucas and the Mohican State Park. Nestled in the hills of Pleasant Valley, Malabar Farm was built in 1939 by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield and was his home until his death in 1956. On May 21, 1945, Bromfield hosted Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall's wedding and honeymoon at Malabar Farm.

Points of interest Within the Park
Malabar Farm Inn Malabar Farm Inn, is a historic Stagecoach Inn, built in 1820. Today, the two-story brick building has been restored as a restaurant, offering fine French cuisine and home-cooked dining. Just to the east of the restaurant, lies Malabar Spring. Seasonally, visitors can purchase fresh, local produce; which is cooled by flowing spring water. Louis Bromfield, himself, designed the spring-cooled roadside stand, in 1946. Pugh Cabin This authentic, rustic log-cabin style home was built in the 1940's by Bromfield's neighbor, Jim Pugh. More recently, the cabin was used to film a few opening scenes in the movie The Shawshank Redemption. The Ceely Rose House The miller's house, mentioned in the collection of ghost stories, Pleasant Valley. Home to the young, mentally challenged girl, Ceely Rose, who murdered her family by mixing arsenic into their food. The Ceely Rose Play, set in the fateful year of 1896, is performed in October as part of a trilogy, in the park's timber frame barn. The other two plays are Phoebe Wise and Louie.

Malabar Farm Events
Maple Sugaring Festival A festival dedicated to early Ohio's winter tradition of making maple syrup. This festival takes place the first two weekends in March. During the sugaring off days, at the farm, learn about the process of harvesting sap from trees, boiling the liquid down to syrup, making candies, sugar, and other sweet treats. There are many activities and demonstrations available with free admission. Heritage Days One of the state's largest outdoor craft shows. The festival includes various living history reenactments, including the civil war era & buck-skinners. Wagon Tours Tours run seasonally
Hostelling International USA operates a 19 bed youth hostel in the farmhouse.

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