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Downtown Coshocton offers visitors an abundance of shopping and dining spots. Visitors can also find the Pomerene Center for the Arts’ artPARK across from the historic Coshocton County Courthouse on Main Street. The artPARK is a place where children can play and artists can create their art. / Image: Rose Brewington // Published: 10.27.18

Coshocton, OH Has a Lighthouse, Trains, a Canal, and so Much More

I’ve always loved the city life and everything that it has to offer, but sometimes you just gotta leave that life behind and go off the grid for a couple of days. The good news is there are places nearby that provide that small-town charm you're looking for. One of those places is Coshocton, Ohio.

Coshocton is a restored 1800s village that is about a 3-hour drive north up I-71, which makes it a very feasible and ideal weekend trip from Cincinnati. With the cooler weather upon us, the fall foliage there right now is on point, especially from the Gospel Hill Lighthouse. Coshocton is home to Roscoe Village, which is where you’ll find several historic buildings that you can tour, small shops to find unique treasures, and restaurants with good eats.

Although Roscoe Village has enough to keep you busy for a while, there’s so much more to see in Coshocton. There really is something for everyone...

Into antique shopping? You’ll want to check out the Antique and Unique Shopping Trail.

The outdoors more your thing? During the warmer months, you can check out the horse-drawn canal ride along an original section of the historic Ohio and Erie Canal. Coshocton County has also been number one in whitetail deer harvest in Ohio for the past six years.

Are you a history buff? Coshocton is full of it. Be sure to check out the Old Stone Fort and the historic Coshocton County Courthouse downtown.

Are you a wine connoisseur, or just like trying new wine? There are plenty of local wineries to explore.

No matter what trip you seek, Coshocton has you covered.

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To start planning your trip, check out the town’s website here.