Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Morgan County (part 2)

The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Stockport Mill and Inn BY GRANT JOY On the banks of the mighty Muskingum, in the southeast part of the county, sits the Stockport Mill Inn standing as the crown jewel, over the bucolic village of Stockport. Stockport was home to Captain Issac Newton and possesses a colorful river…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Morgan County (Part 1)

A River Runs Through It: the Mighty Muskingum and the Landscapes of Morgan County BY GRANT JOY Morgan County comprises the eastern boundary of Ohio’s Winding Road (OWR) region. OWR’s AmeriCorps member Grant Joy participated in the 2020 “Found in Ohio: Traces, Trails, and Tales Media Tour” sponsored through a collaborative  effort of Visit Zanesville,…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Muskingum County (part 3)

In this three-part series, our own Grant Joy travels throughout Muskingum County, telling the stories of its places and people. In this installment, Grant visits The Wilds, and enjoys tasting food from Zanesville! The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: The Wilds and a Taste of Zanesville BY GRANT JOY For those looking for an outdoor…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Muskingum County (part 2)

In this three-part series, our own Grant Joy travels throughout Muskingum County, telling the stories of its places and people. In this installment, Grant visits the artists of Zanesville, including Alan Cottrill, and the Art Colony of Zanesville. The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Appalachian Ohio’s Art Enclave  BY GRANT JOY While Zanesville is a…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Muskingum County (part 1)

In this three-part series, our own Grant Joy travels throughout Muskingum County, telling the stories of its places and people. In this installment, Grant visits the John and Annie Glenn Museum, the National Road and Zane Gray Museum, the Muskingum County History Center, the Stone Academy, the Putnam Presbyterian Church, and the Nelson T. Gant…

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…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Journey With Horses

The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: The Tranquility of the Equine Experience BY GRANT JOY As stress and uncertainty build, people have begun to look at how to deal with the trials and tribulations they and the country face. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many Americans trying to find a new normal. A focus…

Ohio’s Winding Road Stories: Milk House Cottage & Gardens

Milk House Cottage & Garden: A Land and Structure Reborn BY GRANT JOY The agrarian lifestyle is a big part of the culture in Morgan County. So much so that roughly 37% of the total acreage in the county is devoted toward agricultural use and the county is home to roughly 537 farms according to…