Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park

Bromfield Road Lucas, Ohio 44843

Malabar Farm website
Malabar Farm State Park webpage
Malabar Farm State Park map

About this Location

Malabar Farm was the Ohio home of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and conservationist, Louis Bromfield. Malabar Farm State Park offers a variety of activities, including tours of the big house, hiking, hayrides, and a program of special events in the rich, green surroundings so beloved by Bromfield. Amenities include a youth hostel, primitive campground, horse camp, an on-site, award-winning restaurant, and picnic grounds. The park, however, aspires to a larger educational function as well. It already maintains a working farm (on a smaller scale than of old, lacking Bromfield’s lavish staff), exhibits on grass farming, interpretive programs, and a twenty-five-hundred-volume library on sustainable agriculture.

Notable Trails

Malabar Farm Trails
Four trails traverse the park:
Doris Duke Woods Trail – 1 mile – Easy
Jungle Brook Trail – 0.7 miles – Easy
Butternut Trail – 0.83 miles – Easy
Pleasant Valley Bridle Trail – 7 miles – hiking permitted


  • Restrooms on site

Content from Malabar Farm State Park webpage