Enjoy the magic of nature’s paintbrush this fall by experiencing the places and hearing stories that are best told as the nights are cooler. As the trees transition, it is the perfect time to listen to haunting stories or sip on a fall specialty.
Cheers to a New Season
There has never been a better time to be a beer drinker in southeast Ohio. The brew scene is growing with new and unique breweries popping up across the state. Take the opportunity to try a new brew this fall – you might find your new favorite drink!
A modern, rustic setting and a tasty brew makes for the perfect fall day at Little Fish Brewing Company. Their philosophy is simple – to brew simple, rustic and beautiful beer. Located in Athens, the brewery grows its specialty grains locally in Ohio and uses 100% wind power for electric. As for the beer, Little Fish makes a variety of beer including farmhouse ales and sours to crafted lager and hop-forward pale ale. Exciting expansions and brews are in the works too – check out their Facebook page for updates!
The beer scene in Athens has grown a lot in just a few months. New spot – Devil’s Kettle Brewing – is a premium microbrewery and taproom that brews a variety of premium ales and lagers. Kick back with a pint in the taproom open Thursday-Sunday and don’t forget about the food trucks available on the weekends! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for events and new brews coming up – you may find a tasty fall specialty on its way!
The only brewpub in Athens is a well-known one – Jackie O’s features 38 beers on tap including a wide variety of neo-traditionally crafted artisan brews. The brewpub often has entertainment and serves great freshly prepared food found within 100 miles of Athens.
Uncover Paranormal Activity
Some stories are best left a mystery – if you enjoy a spooky thrill or adrenaline adventure, now is the perfect time to find a haunted hot spot, regardless of your belief (or disbelief).
The only remnant from what’s left from a small, abandoned mining town from the late 1850s is the Moonville Tunnel near Lake Hope State Park. Now the sight of the tunnel will send chills up your spine making it the perfect backdrop to the story behind why the old sleepy town and tunnel of Moonville is haunted. In 1880 Frank Lawhead was heading his train down the tracks when another train was coming the other way, causing head-on collisions, which lead to his death. To this day, if you go to the tunnel you may see train lights at night or find images of Frank on your camera. Unravel the full story here.
The whole town of Marietta is a paranormal hot spot. One notable paranormal spot are the sightings and happenings at the Lafayette Hotel, which was built in 1892. Employees and guests swear they’ve seen a Victorian maid around hall corners, always appearing to be endlessly folding something. You can find the whole story here. You can also experience the haunted mysteries yourself on an evening Ghost Trek that runs through October.
To receive a free copy of the 2015 Ohio Fall/Winter Calendar of Events, which provides details about festivals and events through February, request one at DiscoverOhio.com or call 1-800-BUCKEYE. You can also view the digital version online.