How to Experience the Great Trail Festival to the Fullest!

As you search for fascinating ways to appreciate our area’s natural beauty, attend one of the spectacular annual events in the Atwood Lake Region. Here at Whispering Pines, one of our favorite celebrations is the Great Trail Festival in Malvern, OH! This two-weekend celebration is held from August 26 & 27, 2017, and September 2-4, 2017. You’ll find a fascinating collection of American Folk Art with a mix of modern and country styling. Whether you are looking for unique pieces from the French and Indian era or want to learn about our intricate past, a visit to this historic festival will be a great addition to your getaway!

Before planning your vacation, request a copy of our Vacation Guide to the Atwood Lake Region! You’ll find our top recommendations for annual events like the Great Trail Festival, as well as local wineries and wonderful weekend getaways. Our guide also features the luxurious accommodations and splendid amenities at Whispering Pines!

A Preview of Your Great Trail Festival Experience

If you want to learn about our fascinating history, the Great Trail Festival is the perfect annual event for you. Here are our suggestions for how to make your time at this celebration worthwhile!

What’s the History

Historically, the Great Trail was a crucial pathway that helped in the development of Ohio. In addition, this unpaved avenue also offered safe passage for soldiers in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. Now, this colorful festival preserves the history and purpose of the trail through an assortment of live events and a variety of crafts. You’ll see participants of the Great Trail Festival 2017 in period costumes that showcase the livelihood of 18th-century Ohio!

Activities and Entertainment

As you meander through the lively pre-Colonial showcase, you’ll be captivated by the historical significance and wonder of the Ohioan frontier. This old-time festival provides a lineup of fantastic events that teaches you about our state’s early days. Here’s a survey of what you’ll see:

  • The clog dancing event
  • The fiddlers & Scottish pipers showcase
  • Lectures and live demonstrations
  • The Grist Mill
  • The Rendezvous de la Grande Trace event
  • A live Buffalo Herd
  • “State of Ohio Tomahawk Throwing” event
  • A fascinating battlefield reenactment

Whichever one you decide to watch, you’re sure to have an amazing time learning, interacting, and observing our history!

What to Buy

As you peruse the lavish selection of interesting artwork and crafts, you’ll find the perfect memorabilia to commemorate your time at the Great Trail Festival. Talented artisans and skilled craftsmen create the diverse collection of handmade masterpieces like fur, handwoven blankets, rifles, and wicker furniture. In addition to the delightful novelties for sale, you’ll find delicious kettle-cooked food and tantalizing refreshments. We urge you to bring cash to make your shopping experience even easier!

Whispering Pines Is Your Atwood Lake Destination!

Once you experience the Great Trail Festival, make the scenic 20-minute drive through our stunning countryside back to relaxation at Whispering Pines. Our delightful bed and breakfast overlooks the beautiful Lake and offers easy access to area attractions. We invite you to browse our selection of beautifully appointed accommodations and reserve the ideal one for your getaway!

As you search, consider booking our Willow Room. This spacious hideaway features a luxurious walnut queen bed, beautifully restored furniture, and spa-like bathroom. You can cuddle up next to the warm glow of the fireplace to spend some much-needed time with your beloved. If you want to delight in sweeping views of Atwood Lake, step out onto your private balcony with a cup of coffee or glass of wine in your hand.

Plan your peaceful retreat with us this year!

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