Register for Burr Oak Meet Up: Authentic Products & Businesses

Monday, October 23 • Burr Oak Lodge Register here for the Winding Road All-Sector Meetup on Monday, October 23 at Burr Oak Lodge near Glouster.   Join with fellow entrepreneurs and community builders  working to use Southeast Ohio’s many assets for sustainable business and experiential tourism product development that benefits both residents and visitors alike.  Attendees…

The Winding Road

This website will help guide you to a variety of experiences and tours that are available in Ohio’s Rising Appalachia. Visit our About page to learn more about The Winding Road initiative. Our experiences menu provides an interactive calendar with all featured events that are happening throughout the region. We have a variety of opportunities for everyone…

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day: Transportation Transforms!

Sunday, October 15 • Shawnee The 23rd Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day will unfold from Noon to 5PM this Sunday, October 15 in the National Register Historic District of Shawnee, Ohio in southern Perry County. This year’s theme is Passages to Change: Transportation Transforms the Region. The gathering will feature exhibits, panel discussions,…

Local Pottery Company Hosts How-It’s-Made Tours

Beneath the history-etched coal seams of southeastern Ohio’s hills sits a different resource, that instead of being burned up to heat our buildings, has for decades been molded into bricks to build them. The Burley Clay Products Company, founded in 1923, is continuing the tradition, making garden pottery and birdbaths out of southeast Ohio clay…

Buckeye Trail Assoc. Annual Trail Run Oct. 7

The Buckeye Trail will hold its third annual Run for the Blue Blazes on Saturday, October 7 at 8:30 a.m., beginning and ending at the Buckeye Trail Office at 127B W. Main Street,  Shawnee. Runners can choose from a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon run. Registration begins the day of the race from…

Village Productions Rural Landscape Quilt Workshop

Have you ever wanted to paint on fabric and learn how to paint on quilts? Then this is the event for you. Come take a Class at Village Productions Rural Landscape Quilt Workshop located upstairs in the Amesville Grange Building, 16 E. State St. (SR 550), Amesville, Ohio. The studio is entered through the side…

The Art of Spring in Hocking Hills Photography Workshop

Photography is one of the great arts in this world and a passion for many people. It can bring people together with shared experiences of beautiful places and the memories it rekindles. Not many people however have the chance to learn about photography from the renowned photographer Jim Crotty and here is your opportunity. This…

Introduction to Backpacking Trip

Have you ever wanted to go backpacking through the wilderness but just weren’t sure where to start? Well here is your opportunity to get that first experience to be able to start your own adventures enjoying our wonderful resources. Ohio Adventure Company is offering an intro to backpacking trip starting May12th to show how amazing…

Passport to the Outdoors

Come out to Burr Oak Beach on May 20th and join Rural Action for an amazing day of great times enjoying nature. The Passport to the Outdoors event is sure to be a hit with everyone. Activities including canoeing, archery, hiking and more followed by a Passport to Fishing workshop where kids can learn how…

Birds in the Hills Festival May 5-7

Join Rural Action, Camp Oty’Okwa, and the Athens Area Birders for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival May 5-7 at United Plant Savers in Meigs County. The festival will feature bird watching, beer tasting, fort building, exploring creeks, hiking through United Plant Savers‘ botanical sanctuary, live music from the Trophy Wives, and hearing from local…

Washboard Music Festival

Music and culture have come a long way throughout time and in many places, there are iconic instruments that may have changed with time as well. One of those iconic instruments to Ohio started out as something completely different but with time became wat we know it as today, the washboard. Washboards have been used…

Appalachia Rising Community Festival

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, join us for the 2nd annual Appalachia Rising Community Festival and the first RAW Gauntlet Obstacle Course Race. This family-friendly event features a day of outdoor fun and education to benefit Rising Appalachian Warriors youth programming.  Come out for a fun filled day at Solid Ground Farm and play on an…