Have an a-MAZE-ing Time


From a past edition of OhioTraveler

Have an a-MAZE-ing Time in Coshocton this Season,  Home of Historic Roscoe Village, Numerous Wineries, The Horse-Drawn Canal Boat Ride, McPeek’s Mighty Maze, and More –  By Jan Myers

Fall is such a beautiful and busy time in Coshocton with plenty to do including the Coshocton County Fair, a brand new giant corn maze, Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival, Fall Foliage and Farm Tour, Fall Harvest Big Band Dance, Winery event, Crow Homecoming, Bluegrass Music, and seasonal getaway packages.

An exciting addition to Coshocton’s Autumn offerings is a brand new huge 4-acre corn maze experience – McPeek’s Mighty Maze, open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays now through November 7. The maze is dinosaur-themed and offers family fun games, hayride, pumpkins, campfires, flashlight nights, food, and more.

There’s plenty of other outdoor fall fun for families with numerous hiking and biking trails at Lake Park, walking paths at Clary Gardens, and the Coshocton Crow Geotrail. Coshocton is also blessed to have thousands of acres of public hunting and fishing land making it a popular hiking, fishing, and hunting destination year-round.

For the past several years in the fall, thousands of Canadian Crows have decided to make Coshocton their winter roost from November through early March and they are quite the phenomenon. So in order to make the best of the situation, the crows are celebrated each November with ‘crow-themed’ festivities such as the Crow-shocton Crush winery event, the Coshocton Crow GeoTrail, and the Crow Homecoming.

Coshocton is in such a unique location surrounded by 17 wineries within a 45 mile radius. The Crow-shocton Crush winery event is a fun way to visit five of these wineries.  A pre-purchased ticket offers guests a special gift and tastings at each of these wineries: Raven’s Glenn Winery, Heritage Vineyard Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery, Indian Bear Winery, and Baltic Mill Winery.

Historic Roscoe Village, a restored 1800s town, is also located in Coshocton. This historic village was was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is now home to tours of the historic buildings, restaurants, and the Famous Shops of Historic Roscoe Village featuring Ohio-made products, hand-made leather goods, old-fashioned candies,Vera Bradley, locally-made US flags, fine jewelry and more.

Nearby is the Monticello III Horse-drawn Canal Boat where travelers on the 45-minute ride are entertained by the Captain as he explains 1800s life on the canal. The canal boat is seasonal and will finish out this year’s season on select weekends in October.

Also in Historic Roscoe Village is the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum featuring traveling exhibits and permanent displays.  This nationally-accredited museum showcases permanent exhibits of Historic Ohio, Euro–American decorative arts, American Indian, Asian arts and the legendary Newark Holy Stones.

There are many other festivals and events coming up this season including The Coshocton County Fair, The Fall Harvest Big Band Dance,  The Apple Butter Stirrin’ festival in Historic Roscoe Village,  Fall Foliage & Farm Tour, live bluegrass music events, and the Crow Homecoming.

Several overnight getaway packages available this season take advantage of all the events going on including a Fall Foliage package, Raven’s Glenn Wine Tasting package, Girlfriends Getaway package, the Old-fashioned Christmas in Historic Roscoe Village package, and several others.

This autumn, getaway to Historic Roscoe Village and Coshocton, Ohio ~ outdoor family fun, romantic getaway, small-town friendliness, relaxation, and, of course, the crows. For additional information, call for a free visitor packet at 800-338-4724 or go to www.VisitCoshocton.com and then visit Coshocton in person.