The Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) is a 500-acre preserve located in the Kokosing River valley of central Ohio. Our mission: is to conserve natural diversity and engage people of all ages with nature. The BFEC also provides opportunities for education and research. Our programs and preservation are open to the public. Plan to visit soon for an event, a picnic in the garden or a trail walk!

Parking Available 
Hours of Operation
x Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed on Sunday

The Makery on Main: Yarn Shop and Maker Space

1 North Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 324 - 5124
Shopping, Education details

Magnolia Hill Farm

6665 Johnsville Rd
Centerburg, OH 43011
(740) 480 - 1885
Outdoors, Weddings details

Apple Valley Marina

2925 Apple Valley Dr.
Howard, OH 43028
(740) 397 - 4508
Recreation details

Kokosing Lake Campground

18352 Waterford Road
Fredericktown, OH 43019
(740) 694 - 1900
Hotels & Lodging, Outdoors details

YMCA

103 North Main Street
200 West Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon 43050
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 392 - 9622
Recreation, Sports Facilities details

Old Slate Farm

7510 Granville Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 398 - 1279
Outdoors, Shopping, Weddings details

SPI - Science Play-Space Initiative

400 S. Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 501 - 7616
Recreation, Education details

The Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) is a 500-acre preserve located in the Kokosing River valley of central Ohio. Our mission: is to conserve natural diversity and engage people of all ages with nature. The BFEC also provides opportunities for education and research. Our programs and preservation are open to the public. Plan to visit soon for an event, a picnic in the garden or a trail walk!

Parking Available 
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed on Sunday

The Makery on Main: Yarn Shop and Maker Space

1 North Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 324 - 5124
Shopping, Education

Magnolia Hill Farm

6665 Johnsville Rd
Centerburg, OH 43011
(740) 480 - 1885
Outdoors, Weddings

Apple Valley Marina

2925 Apple Valley Dr.
Howard, OH 43028
(740) 397 - 4508
Recreation

Kokosing Lake Campground

18352 Waterford Road
Fredericktown, OH 43019
(740) 694 - 1900
Hotels & Lodging, Outdoors

YMCA

103 North Main Street
200 West Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon 43050
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 392 - 9622
Recreation, Sports Facilities

Old Slate Farm

7510 Granville Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 398 - 1279
Outdoors, Shopping, Weddings

SPI - Science Play-Space Initiative

400 S. Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(740) 501 - 7616
Recreation, Education