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…

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…

MT. PERRY SCENIC RAILROAD

EVENT: ALL SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER (ON THE HOUR FROM NOON-4PM, PLUS OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS*) RIDE A SCENIC & HISTORIC RAIL LINEThe Mt. Perry Scenic Train, which is also known as the Zanesville & Western Railroad, provides a destination in northern Perry County offering train excursions along Jonathan Creek on a historic…

BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER THE BOOM

EVENT: OCTOBER 19 (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 featuring life before and after the Hocking Valley Coal Boom era which ran from 1870-1930. Participants will learn of the earliest European settlers in the section and the…

THE FOREST LISTENING ROOM

EVENT: OCTOBER 5 (9:30AM-12PM) CONTEMPLATING THE SOUNDS OF NATURETake a guided sound walk – Hear recorded stories of past and present residents – Listen to music and sound in nature – Share and record your own forest stories Do you like the sounds and stories of the forest? Flowing water, bird calls, wind, plantlife, and…

RUN THROUGH THE FOREST: BLUE BLAZES & BOBCATS

EVENTS: OCTOBER 5 AND NOVEMBER 9 RUN FOR THE BLUE BLAZES (OCTOBER 5)The 5th Annual Run for Blue Blaze takes runners on the Buckeye Trail from historic Main Street Shawnee through the Wayne National Forest with marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K options. Course is mostly on single track trail, with challenging and hilly conditions….

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…

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…

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…

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…