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…

Burr Oak Lake History Cruise

EVENTS: MAY 24 thru 27 (12 to 2PM), JUNE 16 (5-7 PM), JULY 12 thru 20 (TBD) – MEMORIAL DAY, FATHER’S DAY, OHIO BREW WEEK* Sit back and enjoy an informative 2-hour guided pontoon cruise on Ohio’s Burr Oak Lake and State Park. Learn why and how the lake was created, listen to unique stories…

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…

Tour de Forest Benefit Bike Ride April 21

It’s not too late to register for the Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride, offering several different routes that take riders through the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Microregion, the small forest-surrounded former coal mining towns of hilly southeast Ohio which offer an incredible amount of history and natural beauty. Registration/waiver form can be found…

Discover Wild Eats! April 7 @ Burr Oak

Now that Spring has finally sprung, many of us in Southern Ohio will begin to plan our upcoming hiking and camping trips, but with some help from some of this region’s environmental education experts, you could turn your next hike into a food foraging expedition. On Saturday, April 7, from 11 am to 2 pm,…

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…