Points of Interest


Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, outdoor activities abound in the Minster area. Within the Village itself, there are a number of parks with baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and general outdoor facilities available. For more detailed information on our municipal parks, click here.

Lake Loramie State Park is only a short bike ride away and has Class 1 camping facilities available. Young and old alike enjoy fishing, camping, boating and picnicking from early spring to late fall. Ice fishing, ice skating, curling, and cross country skiing are the wintertime activities at the State Park.

Grand Lake St. Marys, the largest man-made lake in Ohio, is approximately 15 minutes north of Minster. All water sports and activities, including boating, skiing, sailing and swimming are available at this lake. There are several boating marinas available for the boating enthusiast. Class 1 camping facilities are also available at this State Park.


The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library offers residents almost 20,000 volumes and access to publications through the Auglaize County Library Association. It is quickly gaining a reputation as an excellent genealogy library with many old records and newspapers on microfilm.

Bowling Alley

You may be a seasoned bowling vet or just a beginner looking for some tips to improve your game, and you can do it all in Minster!

Since opening in 1959, Community Lanes has become and continues to be a great part of the community. Community Lanes Minster provides a modern 18-lane bowling facility for residents in the local area to enjoy with family and friends.

Golf Course

Arrowhead Golf Club was founded in 1965 by community members and now offers an excellent 18 hole golf course that is located just south of the corporation limit.

Arrowhead will challenge and delight golfers of all skills and abilities. Framed with rustic scenery, the 18-hole course features bent grass greens, tees and fairways. In fact, most golfers who visit Arrowhead Golf Club agree that the greens are the finest and fastest in the area!

Swimming Pool

The Village of Minster provides the surrounding community with a heated, outdoor aquatic recreation center on approximately 3.540 acres located at the northern edge of the Village. The 5,351 square feet, Z-shaped swimming pool is separated into a diving section, swimming/laps section and a shallow area for smaller children. The diving area with its low and high diving boards is 12 feet deep at the deepest center of the section. The general swimming area has depths of 3.5 feet to 8 feet. The main swimming pool is lined with a specially formulated PVC shell to maintain the structural integrity of the pool for many years to come.

In addition to the swimming area, a 900 square foot, square shaped spray area is available to the smaller swimmers. This area is enclosed by a 4-foot high fence for the children's safety. For more detailed information on our municipal pool, click here.

Miami - Erie Canal Path

The Ohio Trails Act formed this 40 mile hiking section of the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Hiking Trails. Various forms of Ohio canal history such as canal locks, aqueducts, and a canal boat add to this section of the Ohio Buckeye Hiking Trails, which parallels State Route 66 from Delphos, Ohio to Fort Loramie. The "Ohio Byway" road signs reference this area as having Miami and Erie Canal attractions.

The three mile bicycle trail is a crushed stone path from the downtown Historical Park in New Bremen, Ohio to the north edge of Minster, Ohio which runs along the west side of the Miami and Erie Canal. A widened asphalt sidewalk allows access on the side of the roadway extending the trail over a pedestrian bridge to Seventh Street Park in Minster. The Park roadway and the paved alley to the south continue along the east side of the canal.


Our Auglaize-Mercer South Branch Family YMCA built in 1994, offers over 35,000 square feet of facilities. With programs for the entire family, the YMCA includes a pool, gymnasium, fitness center, track, and locker rooms for adults and children.

Museum (Minster Historical Society)

The Minster Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Minster, the surrounding area, and its people through exhibits, programs, and publications.

Established in 1976, the Minster Historical Society has been telling Minster's story for more than thirty years. Today the Historical Society operates a museum located along Fourth Street in Minster.

Scenic Byway

The Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches Ohio Scenic Byway travels through Shelby, Auglaize and Mercer counties, beginning in McCartyville. It then travels along SR 119 to Fort Recovery, and proceeds north along SR 49 until it ends at SR 29 west of Wabash. This 38.4 mile long scenic route encompasses many of the grand historical aspects of the early settlers of the region. An array of cross-tipped churches can be viewed endlessly as one travels through this virtually level farming region. These structures were entered into the National Register of Historical Places in 1979.



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