Activity Facilities Quantity
Resource Land, acres 875
Water, acres 3
Activities Fishing yes
Hiking Trail, miles 12
Bridle Trails, miles 12
Picnicking yes
Meeting Room yes
Programs, All Year yes
Winter Sledding yes
Ice Skating yes
Cross-Country Skiing yes
Facilities Restaurant (3 season) yes
Youth Hostel yes
Camping Campsites 15
Pets Permitted yes
Horsemen's Camp Sites yes










Ohio Travel Guide

Malabar Farm

State Park

4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, Ohio 44843


Park Office:
Reservations for Camping and the Pugh Cabin:
Reserve online:   Reeserve Campsites online   Reserve the Pugh Cabin online
Park Map | Campground Map
Malabar Farm Restaurant
3645 Pleasant Valley Road
Perrysville, Ohio 44864
Visitors to Malabar Farm can get a glimpse of country living in this working farm complete with chickens, goats and cattle. Inspired by a Pulitzer prize winning author, Louis Bromfield, the farm displays Ohio's tradition of early American farm life.

Guided Tours

  • Malabar Farm reflects the agricultural tradition of Ohio while focusing on Louis Bromfield's life and philosophies.
  • Tours of the mansion are offered year-round
  • Wagon tours of the farm are offered May through October
  • There is a fee for house and wagon tours
  • Contact the park for hours and fees:419-892-2784

Camping   Reeserve Campsites online

  • 15 non-electric sites 
  • Fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water and latrines are offered
  • Pets are permitted on all sites
  • Equestrian camping is available


  • 3 hiking trails
    • Doris Duke Woods Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
    • Jungle Brook Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
    • Butternut Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
  • Bridle Trail • 11 Miles • Easy • Hiking is also permitted

Pugh Cabin   Reserve the Pugh Cabin online

  • Pugh Cabin is a day-use facility for groups up to 50 people
  • This building can be rented for meetings and group functions from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 866-644-6727


  • A picnic area with tables, grills, drinking water and latrines is available


  • Good catches of bluegill and catfish can be caught from the farm ponds at Malabar
  • A wheelchair-accessible dock is provided at the Big House Pond
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • No swimming area is offered


  • Hunting is not permitted

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Cross-country skiing

More To Do

  • Nature programs are offered at the Visitor Center year-round