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Fun in Fredericktown

Less than 8 miles northeast from Downtown Mount Vernon, you'll find yourself walking along the quaint streets of Fredericktown.

Settled in 1807, a year before Knox County was established, this charming town offers small town amenities, friendly businesses and a sense of feeling “at home”. If you are looking for a day away, Fredericktown offers a variety of activities, things to do and see for the weekend getaway couple or the road tripping family.

If you are looking for a day away, Fredericktown offers a variety of activities, things to do and see for the weekend getaway couple or the road tripping family.

Start your day with a stop in the Homestead Family Restaurant. Find a cozy booth and make sure you order the pancake(s). We'd recommend splitting one for the table because they're larger than life!

As the afternoon sun rises and temperatures heat up, you're going to want to head to Fredericktown's newest attraction, Kokosing Park! This 1,200 square foot splash pad is open to the public, boasting brand new restrooms, tables with shade umbrellas, park benches, new landscaping and much more.

Recently, Amanda Strater, owner and operator of Plus One Photography, enjoyed an afternoon at the park capturing plenty of splashes and smiles among the visitors.

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“This splash pad helps enhance our Fredericktown community—especially for families.”
— Amanda Strater, Owner and Operator of Plus One Photography

After an afternoon splash, it's time to grab a bite at Duffers Restaurant and Pub. With daily specials and craft beers on tap, you'll enjoy a sunny afternoon on their patio.

Family enjoying The Brickhouse Grind coffee shop

If you need to walk off the wings or stacked reuben, take a stroll to the local shops. The famed, Brickhouse Grind sits at the corner of South Main and East Sandusky; a cozy coffee (sip on the Brickhouse Mocha) and gift shop. Don't be surprised if you leave there feeling inspired, they offer a variety of art classes and workshops in their next-door studio.

Knox Lake

Feeling more in tune with mother nature, adventurers and anglers can head out to the 185-acre Knox Lake.

Knox Lake is historically one of the best largemouth bass fisheries in the state and is heavily targeted for large trophy flathead catfish”, according to OhioDNR.gov. “Other fishing opportunities include black and white crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and yellow perch.” After an afternoon of enjoying the great outdoors, visitors can set up camp at Knox Lake Campground. The campground offers 46 sites, partial and primitive hookup RV, tent camping, a large picnic area, playground, and a two-lane boat ramp.

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“Knox Lake is historically one of the best largemouth bass fisheries in the state.”
— OhioDNR.gov
Door 142

End your day with some live music and good eating at Door 142 or if, it's a Thursday, check out the local vendors and produce at the Fredericktown Farmers Market (Thursdays, 4PM-6:30PM).

With charm and hidden gems, Fredericktown will invite you back for more. Make it a point to mark your calendar for their annual street fair, the Fredericktown Tomato Show. See you September 7th through September 10!

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