Winding Road Experiences

The selected experiences you will find here are a complement to a bi-annual publication brought to you by the WINDING ROAD, a collaborative network of experience producers, creative persons, organizations, and civic leaders. These “stakeholders” are working to create a brand that represents authentic cultural and natural assets in nine Ohio counties in the Muskingum and…

2019 Appalachian Heritage Statehouse Luncheon Success Stories

On December 18th, we are celebrating Appalachia’s Culture, Nature, & Heritage at the 9th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon in the Statehouse Atrium. This event is presented by Heritage Ohio and Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, and will showcase the “inspiring practices” of people living and working in Appalachian Ohio. Below, you’ll find short descriptions of…

Winding Road Stories: Gay and Bruce Dalzell

By Grant Joy Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area’s Sam Jones Model Citizenship Award is presented annually to citizens that exemplify a deep commitment to improving community life in southeast Ohio. The award is named in honor of Sam Jones, a Glouster resident that has operated Sam’s Gym and started the Boxing for Books annual fundraiser. Athens…

Shawnee Trail Town Coordinator-Help Wanted

Click button above to read and/or download the contract description for this exciting 20 hr./week gig opportunity working with community partners in the historic trail town of Shawnee, Ohio situated on the Buckeye Trail and North Country National Scenic Trail in southeastern Ohio.   Located north of Athens, east of the Hocking Hills, and 65 miles…

Join Us – First Winding Road “Authentic Amenities” Meet-Up!

When: November 25th, 1-3PMWhere: Triple Nickel Diner, 1060 High Street, Chesterhill, OH 43728RSVP HERE (It’s free!) Join us on November 25th (1-3pm) for the first Winding Road “Authentic Amenities” Sector Meet-Up. This is an event for local business owners, organizations, and individuals to meet, share some local food, and help each other create a strong…

December 18: 9th Annual Appalachian Heritage Luncheon

Celebrate Appalachia’s Culture, Nature, & Heritage at the 9th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon in the Statehouse Atrium. This event is presented by Heritage Ohio and Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, and will celebrate the “inspiring practices” of people living and working in Appalachian Ohio.  Show up early (10:30 am) for Historic Statehouse Tours led by…

Explore the New “EXPERIENCES” Guidebook!

A new EXPERIENCES Guidebook is hot off the press, and includes some of our favorite exciting events taking place this fall. There is something for everyone: from history tours to marathons to holiday train rides, there is much to do and be proud of in the region. Look for physical copies (we think they might…

LOCKING UP THE ELK HISTORIC RIVER TOUR

EVENT: OCTOBER 4-5 (2 DAYS) EXPERIENCE HISTORIC MUSKINGUM RIVER LOCKS, CANALS & DAMS VIA TWO-DAY TOURFrom the first Native Americans to the early pioneers and on to the riverboat captains and recre- ational boaters, the Muskingum River has played an important role in the settling and building of Ohio and the nation. As the state’s…

2019 Ohio Paw Paw Festival September 13-15

FESTIVAL FEATURES OHIO’S NATIVE FRUIT The region’s most unique festival is full of learning experiences consistent with the Winding Road’s goal of sharing and stewarding the region’s story and assets. Ohio’s official native fruit, the paw paw, is the poor man’s bananna. Found wild this time of year in paw paw trees along the edge…

Winding Road Calendar: Fall 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019 SEPTEMBER 13-15OHIO PAW PAW FESTEverything paw paw including lessons on growing and cooking, art, music, local foods and beer, and sustainability workshops. Lake Snowden, Albany. https://ohiopawpawfest.com SEPTEMBER 14NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMThe Castle in Marietta opens its doors after dark where characters from Washington County’s historic past will share their stories.mariettacastle.org SEPT 14, 27th…

A Visit to Blue Rock Station

E V E N T : SEPTEMBER 21, OCTOBER 20, NOVEMBER 16 (1-3PM)40 ACRES OF SUSTAINABILITY In 1993, Jay and Annie Warmke founded Blue Rock Station, a 40-acre sustainability center and farm located in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in southeastern Ohio near Philo and McConnelsville. The center features the first Earthship built east…

Winding Road Field Guide: Destination Days

Going to town isn’t what it used to be in our modern society. And we know that cherished routines and regular hangouts are a part of good living. In response, local “creative partners” around the region are organizing street fairs, farmers markets, and cultural programs on a regular day of the week or month so…

Winding Road Field Guide: Spirits

We’re serious about getting back to our roots as producers of alcoholic spirits in southeastern Ohio. Nowhere is that more prevalent than at the Black Dia- mond Distillery operated by Hocking College in the southern Perry County com- munity of New Straitsville, which is known as the Moonshine Capital of the World! Students who enroll…