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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ACEnet Workshop: Art Builds Business Builds Art

The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) are on a mission to raise the value of arts and culture in every community, and they are determined to help grow out creative economy. They ask: what if more of us developed our creativity? And then we applied that creativity to everything we do? What new ventures…

Winding Road Experiences: Birds in the Hills

Join Rural Action, Camp Oty’Okwa, and the Athens Area Birders for this affordable festival which features activities for adults, families, and children. The event welcomes anyone with even a remote interest in birds and the outdoors, including those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Meals and camping are available Friday through Sunday….

Sign Up for Interpretive Guide Training Today!

Registration is open for the next course in interpretive guiding, put on by the National Association for Interpretation and Ohio University. The course will be held August 23 – 26 at Wilson Hall on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens. This four-day, 32-hour course gives its students the background, skills and strategies to create memorable…

Birds in the Hills April 20-22

Springtime in Ohio’s hill country means sprouting buds and new growth, as creatures emerge from their winter hiding places to enjoy the abundance of Ohio’s trees and undergrowth. Also emerging with spring sprouts will be numerous bird species who call Ohio home. For three days see, hear, and learn about many of Ohio’s native Warblers…

It’s Almost Ramp Season!

As Spring approaches in Southeastern Ohio, some wide, flat leaves will begin to sprout all around this region beneath the canopy of our dense forests: wild ramps. The bright green, onion-like vegetables are the darling of many foodies, but they are also an indigenous superstar of Ohio’s Appalachian region. Strolling through one of the region’s…