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Lexington Municipal Building
Clearfork Reservoir

Lexington is a village in Richland County in the state of Ohio. It is a bedroom community for Mansfield. During the summer months, visitors come from all over the world to visit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is a high-dollar race track, visited by high-rolling race fans, sponsors and racers.

Clearfork Snapper

The race track is in a beautiful, partially wooded setting, attracting families from all over. Clearfork Reservoir has many amenities, including camping, boating, sailing and fishing. The reservoir is stocked with many fish including muskies.

Get in[edit]

Map of Lexington (Ohio)

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

Amish Buggy

From the south:

  • Interstate 71 exit 165 at State Route 97 (Lexington-Bellville exit), go west on State Route 97 to U.S. Route 42.

From the north:

  • Interstate 71 exit 176 at U.S. Route 30 (Mansfield-Wooster exit), go west on U.S. Route 30 to County Road 330 (Fourth Street Crestline exit), go east to State Route 314, south to Steam Corners Road, turn east. State Route 314 is travelled heavily by Amish in buggies. The road is hilly with many blind spots. Ohio State Patrol is relentless on this road during Mid-Ohio races.

By bike[edit]

  • 1 Richland B & O Bike Trail, +1 419 884-3764. The bike trail is over 18 miles long, paved on the abandoned Ohio B&O Rail Road bed. It is well maintained and protected. It runs from Mansfield through Lexington, to Butler through one of Ohio's most scenic areas.

Get around[edit]

Clearfork Marina

There is no public transportation in Lexington. It is located in a rural area, driving is easy and pleasurable, except on race weekends when thousands show up for Mid-Ohio races. Great crowd, mostly families.

  • Hertz Rent-a-Car, +1 419 524-3513


  • 1 Richland County Museum, 51 W Church St, +1 419 884-2230. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts from two centuries of Richland County's history. The museum is open from May to October on Sundays from 1:30PM to 4:30PM


Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Richland County Museum
A blueray blueberry bush full of blueberrys at The Blueberry Patch.


If you are not from the area and are feeling adventurous, drive west about 1 mile to SR 314. Head south on 314. From this point south to Chesterville, approx. 15 miles, all of the intersecting roads past Johnsville, lead to Amish farms. If you are vigilant, you will notice a few bakeries, tack shops, truck farms, hardwood furniture sales, and such. Feel free to visit where signs offer items for sale. This is a great spot to buy fresh vegetables, maple syrup, eggs and other items that will be appreciated at Mid-Ohio races. It is best to have small bills in hand before starting.



There are plenty of choices for eating, Mansfield and Ontario are a short distance away offering even more choices.


There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.


Bed & Breakfast[edit]

Presidential Inn Bed and Breakfast


  • Clearfork Reservoir
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Mohican State Forest
  • Privately owned camper rental 10 minutes from Mid Ohio Camper sleeps 5 plus room for tents. All amenities included except groceries. Weekly and Weekend rates available. +1 419 560-7031





Go next[edit]

Routes through Lexington
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