There’s Something to Crow About

coshocton-cvb-crowFor decades, Coshocton has been known as ‘Crow Town’.  No one seems to recall when or why that nickname began, but in recent years thousands of Canadian Crows have decided to make Coshocton their winter roost from November through early March. So in order to make the best of the situation, the crows are now celebrated each November with ‘crow-themed’ festivities such as the Crow-shocton Crush winery event and the Crow Homecoming.

Getaway to Coshocton this fall just like the crows do!  There’s plenty going on this season including the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival, Fall Foliage Tour, Fall Harvest Big Band Dance, Winery event, Crow Homecoming, and seasonal getaway packages.

Coshocton is known for Historic Roscoe Village, a restored 1800s town that was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is now home to restaurants, tours of the historic buildings, and the Famous Shops of Historic Roscoe Village. Special seasonal tours are also available during the fall and holidays including the ‘Spirit of Roscoe’ Tour and ‘A Roscoe Christmas’ in November and December.

The Shops and Restaurants in Historic Roscoe Village certainly keep things exciting in this historic village, making this the perfect place for holiday shopping.  Find gifts such as handmade leather goods, fine jewelry, gourmet foods, coffee, locally-made flags, Vera Bradley, unique gifts, flowers & plants, homemade fudge, Ohio-Made items, old-fashioned candy, and hand-woven rugs.

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 with tall tales and a lot of history, creating the feeling of actually gliding right into the 1830s.  The canal boat operates on Saturdays and Sundays until mid-October.

Also in Historic Roscoe Village is the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum showcasing permanent exhibits of Historic Ohio, Euro–American decorative arts, American Indian, and Asian arts. Other special exhibits are featured throughout the year. The museum is also home to the legendary Newark Holy Stones unearthed in the 1860s in the Newark Ohio Earthworks.

Coshocton also boasts the Three Rivers Wine Trail, including Raven’s Glenn Winery, Heritage Vineyard Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery and Yellow Butterfly Winery.

Another popular stop for travelers in the area is Unusual Junction – housed in a restored railroad depot filled with Ohio’s largest selection of hot sauces and mustards, spices, Amish and other locally-made cheeses, deli meats, trail bologna, candies, and the Lava Rock Grill Restaurant. The restaurant is home of the original ‘Price Is Right’ sign that was used during the Bob Barker days, signed by Barker himself. Unusual Junction is also the site of Universe Bridal and Prom Superstore, one of the largest stores of its kind in the Midwest.

Coshocton is perfect for the outdoor lover with numerous hiking and biking trails at Lake Park; walking paths at Clary Gardens; plus the area is blessed to have thousands of acres of public hunting and fishing land making it a popular hiking, fishing, and hunting destination year-round.

There are many festivals and events coming up this season including The Fall Harvest Big Band Dance, The Apple Butter Stirrin’ in Historic Roscoe Village, the Fall Foliage & Farm Tour, live bluegrass music events, Crow Homecoming, the Coshocton Community Choir Christmas Festival Concert, and the Christmas Candlelightings in Roscoe Village.

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

Leave the hectic pace of the modern world behind and get away to Historic Roscoe Village and Coshocton, Ohio ~small-town friendliness, a slower pace, relaxation, and, of course, the crows.  For additional information, call for a free visitor packet at 800-338-4724 or go towww.VisitCoshocton.com and then visit Coshocton in person.