Ohio’s Winding Road: Experiences Books

OHIO’S WINDING ROAD EXPERIENCES is an annual publication of selected experiences and stories brought to you by Ohio’s Winding Road, a collaborative network of experience producers, creative persons, organizations, and civic leaders. We are working to create a brand that represents authentic cultural and natural assets in nine Ohio counties in the Muskingum and Hocking…

Winding Road Stories: Just a Jar Press

By Grant Joy I am slowly driving east atop the ridge on Ohio State Route 550. A quilted-patchwork of sun-soaked hill country farms to my right and yellow-orange colored woodlands to my left keep me company. The hilly roadway mirrors the distinct landscape of the region. The rugged landscape is alive with fall color and…

History Behind the Mystery

HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS CAST BY EERIE SUPERNATURAL STORIES On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequently rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, eerie structures at the Ridges, and “spooky” graveyards, the Hocking Valley has drawn attention from New Age practitioners and “ghost hunters” alike. But…

Digging Deep into Coal

EVENT: JUNE 15 (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. Visit several boomtowns and hear about the pre-history, boom-history, and post-boom period. The tour will begin in Shawnee and travel north to McCuneville, a town that has…

Rendville Relive & Revive!

EVENT: JUNE 1 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) – AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Take a deep dive into Rendville history at several locations in this important mining town where African Americans and European immigrants lived side by side creating a fascinating outcome. Hosts will share the town’s rich story with visitors, including five occasions where African…

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…

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…

Ohio Art Corridor School of Fish

EVENT: UPON REQUEST – MEET THE ARTIST Art is a form of creative human expression and a way of enriching the human experience. The Ohio Art Corridor is committed to enriching the experiences and ultimately the lives of those in Southeastern Ohio through the artistic sculptures and beautiful parks that will be placed along the…

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…

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…