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…

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…

Athens International Film & Video Festival

The Athens International Film & Video Festival reaches its 44th edition this year and things are looking better than ever. The AIFVF has been working had to make this year the best one yet and is looking forward to an amazing week of spectacular cinematography. This year there are 235 short and feature films from…

Critters in the Creek

Join the Wayne National Forest for another FREE activity-filled educational program at Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail, located 20 minutes from the Wayne National Forest Headquarters. Children will learn how to identify common aquatic macroinvertebrates (bugs and crustaceans who live in our streams), then become an aquatic biologist and discover them for yourself in a local…

Spring Edibles Workshop

Come be part of a beautiful tour that will also increase your knowledge of natural foods and remedies that can be found all around you. On this spectacular tour join renowned naturalist and ecotourism specialist Steve Roley on a journey to discover several local plants than can be safely eaten and made into natural medicines…

Introduction to Beekeeping

Have you even wondered what it would be like to make your own honey and taste pure nature, well wonder no longer come out to an introduction to beekeeping hosted by Fern Hollow Farm. This amazing event will teach you about the right equipment, logistics, best plants to use, and tips and techniques for managing…

Duck Creek Log Jam

Get ready for some good down home fun and come out to the Duck Creek Log Jam. Come out and listen to some amazing music and have a great tie camping. This amazing time will have you yearning for more. Set in the beautiful Hocking Hills region, this blue grass fest will have you on…