Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors Near Bellefontaine

Spring is a wonderful time of year here in Ohio with beautiful flowers blooming. If you are ready to get out of your home and take advantage of the warming weather, head to these places to enjoy the outdoors near Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Campbell Hill

Campbell Hill is recognized as the highest point in Ohio at 1,549 feet above sea level. A sign sits at the top of the hill to mark the spot, and it’s worth taking a walk up the hill to see.

Mary Rutan Park

This beautiful park is a fun location for you and your family to spend the day. There are 28 acres of the wooded area to explore as well as four shelter houses where you can have a picnic. You can also enjoy the basketball court, the tennis court and three playground areas.

Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake State Park has lots of activities to do, including hiking or biking along a trail. While it may be too cold to swim in the 5,100-acre Indian Lake during the spring, you can still go fishing or kayaking. You can even spend the whole weekend here and camp with your loved ones.

We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a spectacular spring and catch sight of flowers as you explore Bellefontaine. If you’re looking for a family hauler to drive your family around the city, visit our dealership to view our available vehicles.

Winter Activities Around Bellfontaine, Ohio

No matter the time of year, there’s always lots of fun to be had around Bellfontaine, Ohio. This winter, be sure to explore the area with your family and check out these exciting winter activities.

Chocolate Walk

Downtown Bellefontaine is hosting its first annual Chocolate Walk on Feb. 7. You can purchase a ticket to receive more than half a pound of chocolate and check out the delicious goodies from over 15 different businesses.

Holland Theatre

The Holland Theatre is host to a number of fantastic shows throughout the year. In February, you can catch a performance of Mary Poppins JR. with your little ones or listen to talented musicians, like Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, play a show.

Mad River Mountain

If you’re interested in embracing the outdoors this winter, head to Mad River Mountain. Here, you can go tubing, skiing or snowboarding down the slopes. You can also venture to the ski resort on select days to take part in events specifically for college students, freestyle skiers or those wanting to attend a concert. 

We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a lively winter and make lots of memories with your loved ones. Visit our service department for seasonal maintenance so your vehicle can better handle the winter roads.

The Off-Road Racing Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has an impressive history of racing. With its powertrain and durable features, it can handle a variety of terrains and persevere in races. 

By August of 2019, the Colorado ZR2 had competed in 11 Best in the Desert races and was one of just four vehicles to complete them all. Since the model was first revealed in 2017, Chad Hall has been driving the off-road racing truck.

As a result of the races, Chevrolet has gained the knowledge needed to further enhance the Colorado with different parts, helping the truck withstand off-road conditions. The Colorado ZR2 has received numerous upgrades and now offers skid plates, rock sliders and an Autotrac®transfer case for 2020. A 3.6-liter V6 engine powers the truck, though a Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine is also available.

“In off-road racing, your speed comes from your suspension, not your engine. Usually, when you modify the suspension on a stock truck, the rest of the truck can’t keep up with it,” said Chad Hall. “However, the Colorado is such a great platform, everything seems to work at the same level.”

If you’re interested in driving the strong and capable Chevrolet Colorado, try out the truck’s features when you take a test drive at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

Fun Holiday Events near Bellefontaine

Holiday Fun | Bellefontaine, OH

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s a great time to start thinking about fun events to attend with your family. Consider going to these holiday events near Bellefontaine during this festive season.  

Bellefontaine Christmas Parade

Get into the holiday spirit this year at the annual Bellefontaine Christmas Parade. This parade will take place on December 6th in Downtown Bellefontaine and will be filled will lovely floats from local businesses. The highlight of the parade is an appearance by Santa, making it a great event to take your children to. You can also enjoy delicious food, a petting zoo and carriage rides.

Small Business Saturday

If you want to get your holiday shopping started early, you can go shopping on Small Business Saturday. This event takes place on November 30th and gives you the chance to not only purchase holiday presents for your loved ones, but also to support your favorite local shops. After you work up an appetite shopping at the unique retail shops in Downtown Bellefontaine, you can enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the area.

We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a fantastic holiday season spent with your loved ones. Visit our dealership to see the different vehicles we have to offer this season.

The New Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

Chevrolet and Carhartt are both Detroit-based brands that have been serving hard-working Americans for years. Now, the two brands have come together to create the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition.

Janet Ries, vice president of marketing at Carhartt, said, “This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle.”

Chevrolet and Carhartt initially worked on the 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept together, which they showcased at the 2016 SEMA Show. The concept truck was so popular that they decided to develop the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, which is based on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab.

Inside the truck, there’s a Carhartt-themed interior with leather-appointed seats that have a unique stitch design along with all-weather floor liners that have the Carhartt badge.

The truck features the Z71 Off-Road Package that has Hill Descent Control and skid plates. The exterior comes in the Mosaic Black Metallic color with Carhartt gold pinstripe details. It also has a soft rollup tonneau cover and 20-inch wheels with All Terrain tires.

You can check out the Silverado 1500 and other models at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.