Excerpt from a past edition of OhioTraveler.
April is the Perfect Time to Getaway to Coshocton
It’s been a long cold winter and now that spring is finally here, it’s the perfect time to get away and relax a bit in Coshocton, Ohio. Enjoy the great outdoors, blooming gardens, history, shopping, dining, getaway packages, comedy, bluegrass, and wineries.
Spring is surely in full swing at Clary Gardens where thousands of bulbs are beginning to bloom. The open house at Clary Gardens kicks off their Bulbs in Bloom celebration through the blooming season. Admission is free at this botanical garden with rose gardens, wooded trails, ponds, children’s garden and a beautiful outdoor amphitheater.
The UKC Beagle Nationals are held annually in Coshocton and this year once again hundreds of beagles will compete at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds.
Historic Roscoe Village offers the Canal Town Journey guided tour in April and May at 1:00 p.m. daily with a costumed guide sharing stories of what life was like during the 1800s in this busy town along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Visitors enjoy strolling along the street rich with history experiencing delightful shops, delicious dining, and restored 1800s buildings in Historic Roscoe Village ~ America’s Canal Town.
The Roscoe Village Visitor Center also offers daily hands-on 1800s craft making such as tin punching and candle dipping. Visitors love doing these crafts and kids are especially delighted. At the Roscoe Village Visitor Center, you can also see a working canal lock model and watch a fascinating documentary on Ohio canal history. We also send lots of people to the Toy Cellar in Roscoe Village where you can see all kinds of antique toys and even get to play with some of them!”
Enjoy live bluegrass music at the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites each month, including the Coshocton Community Choir’s Spring Concert at McKinley Auditorium. This annual concert features over 200 musicians and attracts hundreds of visitors each year.
The Yellow Flag Community Yard Sales kick off the month of May throughout the Village of West Lafayette. Visitors from near and far enjoy finding deals in this quaint rural community.
The Coshocton Visitors Bureau features an Annin Flagmakers Showroom. Annin Flagmakers factory is in Coshocton where they make the American flag and patriotic decorations.
Coshocton also opened a geotrail for those who love geocaching. The Coshocton Crow Geotrail has 13 caches to find throughout the county. ,The trail showcases some historic sites and attractions along this geotrail. When guests find all the caches on the trail, they can turn in their worksheet and receive an exclusive geocoin at the visitors bureau.
The wineries that make up Coshocton’s Three Rivers Wine Trail are just the places to spend time relaxing with friends appreciating all Spring has to offer. Enjoy visiting Raven’s Glenn Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery, Yellow Butterfly Winery and Heritage Vineyard Winery. There’s a lovely bed and breakfast at Rainbow Hills Winery and a delightful guesthouse at Heritage Vineyard Winery.
Make it an overnight getaway by spending time at one of Coshocton’s many affordable lodging options. Several spring specials are available including an April package, an Easter Weekend getaway package and a Mother’s Day weekend package from Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; and a Spring getaway special at Roscoe Hillside Cabins.
Find more details about getaway packages, attractions, these events and more, at www.VisitCoshocton.com or call 740-622-4877 or 800-338-4724. Request a free visitor packet to make planning your Coshocton getaway easy.