Winding Road Stories: Zanesville First Friday Art Walk

The Arts District in downtown Zanesville sits in a notch of land next to the Muskingum River. The district consists of distinct architecture, the well-known “Y-Bridge” over the river, and numerous artists working to revitalize the area. I arrive on a pleasant evening in June for the “First Friday Art Walk,” where local artists open…

Zanesville Y-Bridge Arts Festival – August 2-3

Y-Bridge Arts Festival  is a free festival featuring artists, live entertainment, and children’s activities in downtown Zanesville. The Artist Colony of Zanesville (ArtCoz) would like to welcome you to Zane Landing Park, in historic downtown Zanesville, for the 11th Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival August 2 and 3, 2019. The Y-Bridge Arts Festival is widely recognized…

Cruise and Brews Tour at Burr Oak Lake July 12-20

Celebrate Ohio Brew Week with a lake cruise — July 12-20 Burr Oak Getaways has partnered with Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center to bring you a fun and peaceful afternoon at Burr Oak State Park. Climb aboard, sit back and relax as we take you for a scenic ride around Athens’ northernmost beauty, Burr…

History Behind the Mystery

HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS CAST BY EERIE SUPERNATURAL STORIES On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequently rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, eerie structures at the Ridges, and “spooky” graveyards, the Hocking Valley has drawn attention from New Age practitioners and “ghost hunters” alike. But…

Digging Deep into Coal

EVENT: JUNE 15 (9:30 AM-3PM) – OFF THE BEATEN PATH COMMUNITIES Local historian Rob Dishon leads this unique view of the coal mining region of southern Perry County. Visit several boomtowns and hear about the pre-history, boom-history, and post-boom period. The tour will begin in Shawnee and travel north to McCuneville, a town that has…

Glenford Stone Fort Hike

The Glenford Stone Fort, an ancient Adena–Hopewell hilltop enclosure, dated to 270 BCE, was utilized for ceremonial purposes. The “fort” which is open to the public on a limited basis, offers pleasure for everyone from the archaeologist to the nature enthusiast! The event (June 22, 2019 from 11:00 to 2:00) will commence rain or shine…

Rendville Relive & Revive!

EVENT: JUNE 1 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) – AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Take a deep dive into Rendville history at several locations in this important mining town where African Americans and European immigrants lived side by side creating a fascinating outcome. Hosts will share the town’s rich story with visitors, including five occasions where African…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

7th Annual Monday Creek Canoe Float

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 — 11 am – 4 pm Location: Meet at the Hocking Parkway canoe put-in (on Hocking Parkway at the Bridge over the Hocking River in Nelsonville). The float will end at Fast Traxx Motoplex off of St Rt 33. Shuttle back to Hocking Parkway provided. Details: The day will include a 6 mile float on the…

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…

Hocking River Eco Adventure

Hocking College presents a full all-inclusive day May 18th exploring the origins, natural history, and ecosystems of the important but often overlooked Hockhocking River. Enjoy a guided tour of Rock Mill, canoeing a beautiful section of the river, engaging with Shawnee living history, locally crafted hors d’oeuvres and fresh local fare lunch on the river,…

Horseback Safari at the Wilds, and More

EVENTS: ONGOING – RIDE AMONG SPECIES & OTHER MUSKINGUM COUNTY TOURS Led by professional trained guides, this one hour tour consists of a relaxing horseback ride along beautiful hillsides in Muskingum County overlooking animal species that call the Wilds home, from antelope to zebra. The tour is designed to excite anyone with the love for…