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Coshocton and Roscoe Village: There’s Something Special Here

Monticello III Canal Boat, Coshocton, OhioThere’s still plenty of time to get away this season to a special place that’s not too far away.   When visitors arrive in Coshocton and Roscoe Village, they see why so many guests declare ‘there’s something special here!’

Historic Roscoe Village is a restored 1800s village that was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is now is home to delightful shops, restaurants and tours of the historic buildings where visitors get to interact with traditional artisans, meet an 1800s doctor, visit the village blacksmith, and participate in an old-fashioned one-room school lesson. Additional seasonal themed tours are also available during the fall and holidays.

The Shops and Restaurants in Historic Roscoe Village certainly keep things exciting within this historic town.  From fine jewelry to handmade leather goods, gourmet foods to wine & coffees, antiques to kitchen wares, ladies clothing to unique gifts, flowers & plants to homemade fudge, fresh custard to delicious family meals and live entertainment – time in Roscoe Village is a treat for all the senses.

Everyone loves meeting Rock & Fred and Willie & Bill, the huge draft horse teams that pull the Monticello III Horse-Drawn Canal Boat along an original section of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Travelers on the 45-minute canal boat ride are entertained by the Canal Boat Captain as he explains 1800s life on the canal with tall tales and history ~ creating the feeling of actually gliding right into the 1830s.

Coshocton is also home to the Three Rivers Wine Trail – five local wineries in unique settings including Raven’s Glenn Winery, Shawnee Springs Winery, Heritage Vineyard Winery, Rainbow Hills Winery and Yellow Butterfly Winery.  And don’t forget the cheese!  Watch the production of award-winning cheeses and then sample them at Pearl Valley Cheese Factory.  Or stop at Unusual Junction for a complete selection of Amish-made and other locally produced cheese and Trail Bologna.

There are several fun getaway packages available in Coshocton including golf packages, girlfriend getaways, romantic retreats, and family getaways. Unique and fun lodging options are available including bed & breakfasts, deluxe suites, luxury cabins, hunting cabins, camping, and hotels & motels.

There are also many festivals and events coming up this season including the Unforgettable Sports Legends exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum August 24 through October 6; Marty Stuart and the Kentucky Headhunters Concert at the Coshocton Airport Amphitheater August 24; The Wings Over Coshocton Air Show September 21; The Coshocton County Fair September 27-October 3; The Fall Harvest Big Band Dance on October 5; The Apple Butter Stirrin’ in Historic Roscoe Village October 18-20; and the Fall Foliage & Farm Tour October 19-20.  Find details on these events and other happenings in Coshocton at or call 800-338-4724.