Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Hocking Hills Inn and Coffee Emporium

The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Something’s Brewing in Hocking Hills By GRANT JOYPhotos courtesy of Tim Thomas Roughly, Hocking Hills State Park sees an average of two million visitors per year. That’s about the same as Maine’s awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. The highly popular Hocking Hills is known for its breathtaking beauty of sand-stone…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Blaney Family Farm

The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Reciprocity and a Return to Regional Roots  BY GRANT JOYPhotos courtesy of Dustin Massengill Historically in Appalachian Ohio, there was an emphasis placed on subsistence farming. Before the timber and coal booms of the 19th century, Ohio’s hill country was dotted with small-scale family farms. Recently, the region has…

Join Us – First Winding Road “Authentic Amenities” Meet-Up!

When: November 25th, 1-3PMWhere: Triple Nickel Diner, 1060 High Street, Chesterhill, OH 43728RSVP HERE (It’s free!) Join us on November 25th (1-3pm) for the first Winding Road “Authentic Amenities” Sector Meet-Up. This is an event for local business owners, organizations, and individuals to meet, share some local food, and help each other create a strong…

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…

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…

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…

Winding Road Stories: Sunflower Bakery

In a continuing series telling our stories along Ohio’s Winding Road, today we visit the Sunflower Bakery in Nelsonville, eat some “Fudgedoodle” cookies, and chat with owner Liz Florentino.

Shawnee 2nd Saturday June 9 Featuring Apple & The Moon

Visit historic Shawnee on Saturday, June 9 for free music from Apple & The Moon, local beverages, Mt. Airy Beef Food Truck, and many local vendors who will line historic Main Street and fill the restored Tecumseh Theater with local crafts, art  and other local goods. Apple & The Moon will go on at 7:00…

Woven and Shaped: Mother’s Day Open House in Roseville

Visit the studios of artistic power couple Maddy Fraioli and Howard Peller during Mother’s Day weekend for a Mother’s Day Open House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fraioli and Peller create high-quality baskets and pottery with traditional artistic style that you can pick up in one of Southeast Ohio’s most stories clay producing regions….

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,…

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…