Coshocton County is filled great family activities and little hidden gems dotted over the countryside. We hope you enjoy our hometown as much as we do!
Roscoe was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Now it is a top Ohio tourist destination and one of the region's most beautiful areas to visit.
Come experience the delightful shops, beautiful gardens, fine restaurants, living history tours, canal boat rides and historical exhibits of this restored canal town.
Everyone loves meeting Rock & Bill and Willie & Sallie, the huge draft horse teams that pull the canal boat along an original section of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Travelers on the (seasonal) 45-minute canal boat ride are also entertained by the lively 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.
Discover how canal boats traveled uphill.
Just past the Roscoe Visitor Center entrance is the REACT Memorial Park, formally Triple Locks Park, where a complete set of restored locks is located. Steps into the locks allow visitor to walk inside a portion of the canal bed and view the stonework.
World Famous SwissThe 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest recently awarded Pearl Valley a Gold Medal in the Rind less Swiss cheese Class and also recognized Pearl Valley's Swiss as one of the 16 top cheeses in the entire competition - from the 2,615 entries from 22 countries!
Don't forget the cheese! Pearl Valley Cheese manufactures award-winning cheeses and is known as one of Ohio's finest natural cheese makers. Visitors can watch cheese being made on weekday mornings. You can sample lots of Pearl Valley cheese before you buy, so you're sure to find something you like.
See the Famous Newark Holy Stones
While in Roscoe Village, stop at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum to see their permanent exhibits of Historic Ohio, Euro–American decorative arts, American Indian, and Asian arts. They are also home to the controversial Newark Holy Stones unearthed in the 1860s in the Newark Ohio Earthworks. The inscriptions on the Holy Stones are written in Hebrew and one of the stones in thought to bear the image of Moses. The museum also offers a gallery that changes exhibits throughout the year featuring quilts, sports memorabilia, antiques, art and more.JHM is handicapped accessible and has a gift shop offering collection-related books, fine craft, jewelry and decorative items.
Coshocton County is the home of Roscoe Village, an 1830s restored Canal Town. Unique shopping, dining, entertainment, and a horse drawn canal boat ride are all part of the experience. More than 5 local wineries are within a 15 minute drive. With the most public land in Ohio, Coshocton is the top deer hunting destination.
This unique attraction in Ohio has been on many "top things to do in Ohio" lists. Tourists from all over the country have traveled to Coshocton to experience this little piece of history! For those who have kids, there is no better way to educate your child about the importance of the Ohio-Erie Canal in Ohio's history without them even knowing it. Plan a trip this year!
Set aboard the Monticello III and you'll feel like you are actually gliding right into Ohio history! Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the canal as it once was. Watch the hoggee lead the huge team of draft horses as they pull the canal boat gently along its way. As you listen to old canal tales from the captain describing 1800's life on the canal, you'll feel like you actually have stepped back in time to the 1830's!
Coshocton's Three Rivers Wine Trail in East-Central Ohio offers several distinctive wineries all within a 15 minute drive of each other. Ohio Wineries have become a popular destination for Midwest travelers and residents alike and in the rolling Appalachian foothills of Coshocton, Ohio, you'll find that wineries abound with great wine in unique settings.
If you're looking to tag a big buck this season, then Coshocton County, Ohio just might be where you'll find him. Woodbury Wildlife Area in Coshocton County is the largest public hunting and fishing area in Ohio.
Coshocton's wildlife areas offer over 50,000 acres of public hunting ground. That's exactly why Coshocton, Ohio has become very well known to deer hunters throughout the United States. The county always ranks in the top three, and often times number one, in terms of deer kills in the state.
Paint a wooden top, dip a candle, punch tin, design a quilt square, make a rope or a civil war doll. Create a historic keepsake to remember your visit. All of this combines to make history entertaining for all ages.
Hands-on activities are available on a walk-in basis at the Roscoe Village Visitor Center.
Shopping and dining in Coshocton and Roscoe Village is a delight. With stores containing fashionable jewelry, handcrafted leather goods, stylish ladies apparel, delicious gourmet foods, Vera Bradley, tasty homemade fudge, antiques, charming gifts, locally-made pottery, superb wine, flowers & plants, exquisite kitchen wares, stunning home décor, garden accents and more, it is easy to spend a leisurely day here.