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Quail Hollow State Park
QUAIL HOLLOW STATE PARK
QUAIL HOLLOW STATE PARK
13480 Congress Lake Avenue
Hartville, Ohio   44632

Phone: 330-877-1528
Quail Hollow State Park
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Quail Hollow State Park
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Quail Hollow State Park
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Quail Hollow State Park

Hiking trail and/ or cross country skiing.

Quail Hollow State Park
'Winter Wonderland'

Hiking and/or cross country skiing trail.

Quail Hollow is a landscape of rolling meadows, marshes, pine and deciduous woods surrounding a 40-room manor. Scenic woodland trails, gardens and the house offer a variety of natural and cultural experiences for visitors.
Nature of the Area
The rolling fields, stately woodlands and moist wetlands of Quail Hollow are evidence of the effects of glaciation which occurred over 12,000 years ago. Glaciers have had a profound effect on the drainage system, topography and soil/mineral composition of the area. Natural lakes are a feature of the glaciated landscape. These bodies of water were formed when large pieces of ice broke off the glacier and melted in depressions forming these kettle lakes. Most are small, old and more properly classified as bogs or marshes. Nearby Congress Lake is one of Ohio's natural lakes.

Quail Hollow's habitat diversity allows for an abundance of plant and wildlife populations. Poison sumac and other unique plants grow in the sphagnum peat bog. A tall-grass prairie supports purple coneflower, sneezeweed and other prairie plants. The woodland swamp is home to spring peepers, chorus and green frogs while the deciduous and coniferous forests provide shelter for the red fox, raccoon, skunk and white-tailed deer. A beaver colony exists on the northern border of the park.
History of the Area
The turn of the 19th century witnessed the coming of frontiersmen to northeastern Ohio. Although the land was still wilderness, the American Indians were already being forced westward. Tribes native to what is now Stark County, principally the Delawares, were virtually gone by 1810.

One of the earliest settlers to enter the region was Conrad Brumbaugh. His first home on the new property was built around 1820 on land that was to become the park. It was a two-story log house measuring 24' x 24', complete with a cellar constructed of stone. By 1842, a wooden frame house which incorporated the original cabin was built. Many years later, this house was destroyed by fire.

Acquisition of the Brumbaugh homestead and other properties, ultimately totaling 720 acres, was begun in 1914 by Harry Bartlett Stewart. The Stewart's original tract, adjacent to the Brumbaugh homestead, was called the Minnie Taylor Farm after Harry Stewart's wife.

The small farm house on the Minnie Taylor Farm was built in 1838. During the first few years the Stewards owned it, the home was used mainly on weekends during the autumn hunting season. By 1929, additions to the farm house and construction of its two neighboring structures were completed and the home became the permanent residence of the Stewart family. The main house, the adjacent servant's cottage and the garage appeared as they do today, reflecting strong Greek Revival and Federal architectural influences.

The Stewart's son, Harry Bartlett Stewart, Jr. and his wife Catherine moved into the manor in 1937. Mr. Stewart, like his father, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad.

The Stewart family resided in their home until 1975 when they offered the acreage and building to the state for one-half the appraised valuation. The U.S. Department of Interior provided funds for the state to acquire Quail Hollow State Park. On May 15, 1975, Quail Hollow came under the administration and management of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres701
 Water, acres2
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles10
 Picnickingyes
 Mountain Bike Trails, miles4
 Bridle Trails, miles4
 Visitor Centeryes
 Nature Programsyes
CampingGroup Camp, capacity25
WinterSleddingyes
 Cross-Country Skiingyes
 Ice Skatingyes
Camping
The park's primitive group camp is available on a reservation basis to incorporated organizations. The camp includes a fire ring, picnic table and waste water barrels. Water must be carried in and trash must be packed out. Parking, water and restrooms are 1/4 mile from the site.


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Picnicking
Picnicking is available in several locations. All picnic areas are available to the public year-round during park hours.
Trails
Quail Hollow has over ten miles of trails ideal for hiking, jogging, nature study or cross-country skiing. Eight interpretive nature trails explore the unique natural habitats for which each is named. There is also a four-mile, day-use bridle trail.
Nature Programs
Quail Hollow State Park is devoted to the recreational study and appreciation of Ohio's cultural and natural history. Now called the Natural History Study Center, the former Stewart family home is primarily used for educational, nature-oriented and community activities. The library, kitchen, dining room and basement rathskeller can be rented by incorporated organizations wishing to hold meetings at Quail Hollow. A Visitor Center located within the home is open on weekends 1-5 p.m.

Workshops and special events are held at Quail Hollow year-round. Special interpretive programs, nature hikes and outdoor educational experiences may be arranged upon request for classes or groups.
Area Attractions
Quail Hollow is located in Hartville, a town renowned for its fine restaurants. The area surrounding Quail Hollow has a large Mennonite population plus many craft and antique shops, as well as several golf courses. Longaberger baskets and Hartville chocolates are made in Hartville.

There are many points of interest in the nearby Akron-Canton area. Tours are available of the tire-making plants; Stan Hywet Hall, an English Tudor mansion; the Hoover Historical Center; and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Nearby West Branch and Portage Lakes state parks offer excellent opportunities for camping, swimming, fishing and boating. Several state nature preserves in the area offer glimpses of unique bog vegetation. Jackson Bog and Kent Bog are open during daylight hours while Triangle Lake can be accessed by permit only.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 17
May 22 We love Quail Hollow!
This is a great park - wonderful trails and picnic areas for family hikes!
March 12 The Kingdom of Mer by Mer O pe
Deeply moving, like the Pacific, tomorrow. Love_Light. Mine. Ohio.


Area Campgrounds

Cherokee Park Campground
3064 S.R. 43
Mogadore, OH
330-673-1964


Cutty's Sunset Camping Resort
8050 Edison Street, N.E.
Louisville, OH
330-935-2431


Philabaun's Hidden Cove Resort
P. O. Box 188
Deerfield, OH
330-584-3695


Countryside Campground
2687 State Route 43
Mogadore, OH
330-628-1212


Friendship Acres Park Inc.
2210 State Route 44
Atwater, OH
330-325-9527


Lake O Pines Recreation
1481 Lake O Pines Street
Hartville, OH
330-877-6081


McDermott's Lakefront Campground
8999 German Church Rd
North Benton, OH
330-801-1195


Akron/Canton Jellystone Park
12712 Hoover Ave NW
Uniontown, OH
330-877-9800


Whispering Pines
P.O. Box 15
Atwater, OH
330-947-3504


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Gander Mountain
4938 Portage St NW
North Canton, OH
(330) 498-0995


Kames Sports
8516 Cleveland Ave NW
North Canton, OH
(330) 499-4558


November Gun Bait & Tackle
1437 State Route 43
Mogadore, OH
(330) 628-0138


Akron Wholesale Live Bait
1856 Conley Rd
Mogadore, OH
(330) 628-2679


Mogadore Bait & Tackle
780 Randolph Rd
Mogadore, OH
(330) 628-9872


Anchor Bait & Tackle
2618 State Route 43
Mogadore, OH
(330) 628-3343


Springfield Lake Bait & Tacle
2365 Canfield Rd
Akron, OH
(330) 733-3327


Marlboro Hardware & Bldrs Supply
9271 Edison St NE
Alliance, OH
(330) 935-0179


Area Cabins and Lodges
Lake Escape Ltd
1560 Steiner St NW
North Canton, OH
(330) 497-5995


Residence Inn-Canton
5280 Broadmoor Cir NW
Canton, OH
(330) 493-0004


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