"Monte Sano" means "healthful mountain", and is the eponymous name of the mountain which serves as the main feature of the park. The name derives from the early 19th century tradition of sending those suffering from diphtheria, cholera and yellow fever to retreats on the mountain. A week's stay cost $11 and included amusements like bowling and, horseback riding, croquet and lawn tennis. Many of these largely disappeared after vaccines and treatments were developed.
Overnight stays: The park has 14 cabins constructed in the Arts and Crafts style, with hand-crafted stone fireplaces and original wood flooring. In addition, the campground has 78 modern campsites for RVs with water, electric, and sewer hookups and 18 primitive campsites for tents.
Picnicking: The picnic area overlooks a scenic valley and is adjacent to a modern playground for children.
Hiking: The park features over 14 miles (23 km) of hiking and mountain biking trails. Maps are available at the country store.