Brand Guidelines

The Ohio’s Winding Road brand is an important tool for bringing value to our region, and we are in the process of trademarking and copyrighting the logo. We encourage businesses and organizations to make use of our logo, especially if it can help leverage your product’s development to a larger audience. We see this as…

How this Network Works

Wow! The OWR Network has five years behind us an earnest network guided by an Operations Team made up of backbone organizations (Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, ACENet, Rural Action, Ohio University*) and a Contractor Team made up of part-time contractors (John Winnenberg, Amy Grove, Brian Harnetty, Delia Palmisano and most recently Mary Lou Wycinski,…

We’re Hiring!

We are in search of an enthusiastic, dedicated individual who can work mostly independently to create visual content, such as photography and video storytelling, design of rack cards and other marketing materials, as well as writing and posting social media content. This is a part time, remote contract position that focuses on promotion of experiencesand…

Watch Our New Video: “Sharing Our Appalachia”

We are so excited to share our new video called “Sharing Our Appalachia,” made with support from Tourism Ohio. In the video, we visit several places along Ohio’s Winding Road, including Chesterhill, the Buckeye Trail, the Bailey’s Trail system, Shawnee, and Burr Oak State Park. We hope the video instills pride in southeastern Ohio, and…

Announcing Our 2022 Seed Grant Winners!

This spring, twenty-nine mini-grants totaling more than $12,000 were awarded to businesses, individuals, organizations, and municipalities located in the nine-county area served by Ohio’s Winding Road. Ohio’s Winding Road seed grants are all under $700 and designed to fill in gaps or jumpstart local projects or businesses. Here are the winners: Altenbrauch Farm, LLC Athens…

Due March 15: 2022 Seed Grant Application

Our 2022 Seed Grant Application is now open! Are you a local entrepreneur in our 9 county region (Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Vinton, Washington)? You can apply! These micro-grants are designed to support the development, improvement, expansion, and marketing of local authentic experiences in the OWR region. Requests up to $750 are…

LOCALLY MADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Fine Art and Crafts from the Region

This year, treat your friends and family to locally made fine art and crafts, now available at our Holiday Marketplace Pop Up! Ohio’s Winding Road is proud to support local artists and craftspeople. Our hill country boasts a variety of talented individuals whose wares make perfect gifts for the holidays (or for yourself, we’re not…

Shawnee Second Saturday “Sharing Our Appalachia” Photography Exhibit

Thank you to everyone who came out for Shawnee Second Saturday! We had such a great time at the “Sharing our Appalachia” Community Arts Photography Exhibit. Thanks especially to Destination Shawnee and to all the artists who shared their vision of the region with us. You can now see all the images online or during…

Moonville Print Shop and The Athens Conservancy

We’re excited to see the nature-inspired artwork by Savannah Freeman come to life! Freeman’s work will become the centerpiece for a new project with the Athens Conservancy spotlighting the conservancy’s natural lands and the unique spirit of Appalachian Ohio. The project – dubbed Spectacular Appalachia – is supported by a seed grant from Ohio’s Winding…

MEIGS COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

A Place to Slow Down and Enjoy Community STORY AND VIDEO BY DELIA PALMISANO Agriculture is an important part of the economy and way of life in Meigs County. Tucked into the Appalachian hills of Southeast Ohio, the area offers beautiful landscapes and a sense of community to visitors and residents alike. According to Stephanie…

“Sharing Our Appalachia” Community Arts Photo Show Opens August 14

Ohio’s Winding Road is pleased to announce a new community arts photo show called “Sharing Our Appalachia.” It will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at our Marketplace location in Shawnee, at 117 Main Street, Shawnee, Ohio 43782. We are excited to host over two dozen photos, all by local photographers. This will be…

Announcing Our 2021 Seed Grant Winners

Visitors riding horses on the Moonville Rail Trail in Vinton County, Ohio. Photo from the Moonville Rail Trail Association. This spring twenty-seven mini-grants totaling more than $12,000 were awarded to businesses, individuals, organizations, and municipalities located in the nine-county area served by Ohio’s Winding Road.  Ohio’s Winding Road seed grants are all under $700 and…

Ohio’s Winding Road Spring/Summer Marketplace Pop-UP

Beginning May 1st, Ohio’s Winding Road is excited to open our first annual Spring/Summer Marketplace Pop-Up, which is full of authentic local products from the nine county region of Ohio’s Winding Road. We are offering artworks, crafts, food, and wellness items, as well as historical films, books, and music from the region. Each product has been…

MOONVILLE RAIL TRAIL WALKING TOUR

In an ongoing series, we will be taking walking tours throughout the Ohio’s Winding Road. Focusing on COVID-safe activities, we aim to share the natural beauty of the region and highlight its unique history and vibrant culture. On the weekends my family and I can often be found exploring the outdoors– hiking through the woods,…

Shawnee Walking Tour

In an ongoing series, we will be taking walking tours throughout Ohio’s Winding Road. Focusing on COVID-safe activities, we aim to share the natural beauty of the region and highlight its unique history and vibrant culture. SHAWNEE: WHERE NATURE MEETS HISTORY The historic town of Shawnee is named after the North American Indian tribe who…

Robinson’s Cave Walking Tour

In an ongoing series, we will be taking walking tours throughout Ohio’s Winding Road. Focusing on COVID-safe activities, we aim to share the natural beauty of the region and highlight its unique history and vibrant culture. History and Nature Meet in Southern Perry County A two-time transplant to Athens, (I studied at Ohio University as…

FARMGIRL PIES & DEEP ROOTS FARM

Generating Happiness and Community through Local Food  STORY AND VISUALS BY DELIA PALMISANO Eating fresh healthy foods and knowing the people who grow them go hand-in-hand. Communities around the Winding Road region continue to develop around these principles, with the goal of bringing local, delicious food to the people they serve. Husband and wife team…

HEALING HEART HERBALS

Natural Healing From Your Own Backyard story and visuALS BY DELIA PALMISANO For Cindy Parker holistic health and connecting with the natural world are a way of life. “There’s a whole lifestyle and belief system surrounding herbalism. I really think connecting to nature eases stress and makes people less anxious and that helps them center…

KELLER MARKET HOUSE & LANCASTER FARMERS MARKET

Highlighting Locally Grown Foods and Fostering Community STORY AND VISUALS BY DELIA PALMISANO Food production in Southeast Ohio is experiencing a sort of renaissance of authentic quality, with a new focus on locally sourced, fresh, seasonal options. The Keller Market House, located in historic downtown Lancaster, is a year-round marketplace featuring such food and goods….