with Historic Roscoe Village
The blossoms on the trees are budding with color, a soft warm breeze filled with scents of delightful eats dances down the street, and the soft hum of visitors’ voices fills the air. Could it be? Vaccinations are finally here – it’s time to travel and there is no better place to be than Historic Roscoe Village!
While the excitement of speeding back to the norm is deliciously appealing, the argument to not just rest but to restore one’s being is greater than ever. Restore and return to simpler times on a canal town tour that brings history to life. Leisurely strolls can be enjoyed through historic homes and businesses, as digital and skilled interpreters narrate every step along the way. This hybrid approach enhances the 1800s with a modern-day design by marrying technological advances within authentic historic sites to give a more in-depth view of the past than ever before.
While touring, listen for the ring of the anvil from the village smithy as it cries out letting visitors know that 1800s traditions abound, accented by fresh, new, and creative experiences. Offerings like the hands-on activities in the new Hay Activity Center give guests a feel for trades and skills of the time. With nine different crafts for all kids and kids-at-heart, a step back to the 1800s in the activity center is a memory-maker.
Continue to explore down the brick-paved sidewalks while being fully immersed in the atmosphere of historic homes and shops turned twenty-first-century businesses; the experience is nothing short of nostalgic, mirroring of all the hard work that plowed a way to today. Hand-crafted creations can be found all around in the vibrant village from the local potter’s clay mugs, custom designs of precious gems and jewels from G.A. Fisher, to one of the most noteworthy of Ohio’s 50 famous foods, Roscoe Village Apple Butter in the Roscoe General Store alongside nick-knacks, home-made fudge, the latest seasonal fashions, and so much more.
Take time to reignite a passion for flavor and grab a bite or a pint at the brand-new Huck’s Tavern located right in the heart of Roscoe Village. This newly renovated establishment is one for the entire family to enjoy with gourmet hotdogs named for favorite fidos and a welcoming rustic pub atmosphere. Across the way, legendary onion rings are the thing at the restored Warehouse Steak and Stein – one of the most popular stops along the Ohio and Erie Canal today and when it was in operation during the 1830s as a shipping warehouse. And round out “the Tour of Roscoe” with a sweet treat of hand-dipped ice cream from McKenna’s Market at Medbery.
No trip is complete without enjoying nearby Lake Park’s horse-drawn canal boat ride. Be transcended to yesteryear as the horses clip-clop down a restored section of the Ohio and Erie Canal while the captain tells the tales of transport from long ago. Rides will be available every Friday-Sunday starting in late May with rides on the hour from 1-4 p.m.
What are you waiting for? Come, relax, rest, and restore unlike ever before in Historic Roscoe Village. For further information on the village please visit RoscoeVillage.com or call 740-622-7644.