Licking County, Ohio, Visitors Guide
The annual guide to Newark and Licking County, Ohio, produced by the Media Network of Central Ohio for the Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Shop � Discover � Sleep � Eat � Relax � Meet � Events GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU www.escapetolickingcounty.com � 800.589.8224 BUCKEYE LAKE TABLE OF CONTENTS SLEEP...................................................5 Hotels ..............................................5 Bed & Breakfast .................................9 Camping & Cabins ............................. 10 DISCOVER ........................................... 11 Arts .................................................12 Family Fun ....................................... 13 Golf ................................................15 History ............................................17 Parks and Green space....................... 18 Shop ............................................... 22 Spa ................................................. 25 Sports and Recreation ...................... 26 EAT .................................................... 27 Night Life ....................................... 33 MEET ................................................. 34 Dear Licking County Traveler, T he staff of the Greater Licking County CVB invites you to make this the year that you "Escape your world. Find yourself in ours." Whether you live several hours away or within the Greater Licking County area, we think you will be thrilled by our hospitality, world-class entertainment, dining, shopping, outdoor adventure and historical hidden treasures. This complimentary travel magazine was designed to help you explore all of these options and create your own personal Licking County adventure. We encourage you to browse the magazine and enjoy entertaining stories about the Civil War's 150 Commemoration, The Winery at Otter Creek and the newly expanded Davis-Shai House. There is so much to discover in Licking County. We offer 40 miles of biking and hiking trails, water parks, historical sites, arboretums, award winning golf courses and factory tours. Top this off with unique dining, country Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and unparallel hospitality at our hotels where you can enjoy a perfect long weekend or a longer getaway. Additional Licking County information, itinerary planning tools, special packages and more can all be found at www.escapetolickingcounty.com or call our toll free number at (800) 589-8224. Warmest wishes from the Vistors Bureau Staff, Susan Fryer, Executive Director Beth Kelly, Tourism Marketing Manager Ben Clemons, Tourism Coordinator Published by Media Network of Central Ohio for the Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 455 Hebron Road, Heath, Ohio 43056, (740) 345-8224, (800) 589-8224, www.escapetolickingcounty.com Media Network of Central Ohio, 22 N 1st St, Newark, OH 43055, (740) 345-4053, www.newarkadvocate.com While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this guide, the Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Media Network of Central Ohio assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Hours of operation should be verified with individual locations and are subject to change. Contributing writer: Jeff Gill, Photography: Timothy E. Black, Graphic Artist: Steve Rian Copyright 2010 by the Greater Licking County Convention & Visitors Bureau. WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Sleep 150 Years of Echoes and Remembrance � the Civil War and Licking County THE GRANVILLE INN HOTELS AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN 1266 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (888) 315-2378 www.americasbestvalueinn.com All ground floor rooms. Close to National Trail Raceway. Walking distance to a mini water park, shopping mall and many restaurants. Seven miles from Buckeye Lake. Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms. expanded complimentary continental breakfast and special packages are all available. surroundings. Recognized as the nation's only hotel that's also an arboretum and botanical garden, Cherry Valley Lodge also features an indoor water resort, full service spa, getaway packages for families and couples. Pets are allowed. THE BUXTON INN BEST WESTERN LAKEWOOD INN 122 Arrowhead Blvd Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-1800 www.bestwestern.com/lakewoodinn The Best Western Lakewood Inn is a hotel featuring 72 rooms, including eight whirlpool suites. An attractive cedar-paneled atrium houses an indoor pool perfect for entertaining the kids year-round. A whirlpool, exercise room, meeting room, free wireless Internet, 313 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0001 www.buxtoninn.com The Buxton Inn, built in 1812, offers 25 guest rooms. Each room has its own unique features, as well as a private bath, central air and heat, cable, WIFI, a refrigerator and in room coffee service. Formal gardens, picturesque fountains and porches create an idyllic atmosphere for a romantic weekend, a relaxing family visit or business event. COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE 2299 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1200 (800) 788-8008 www.cherryvalleylodge.com Experience the unforgettable at Cherry Valley Lodge. The lodge offers incredible dining, fantastic amenities and lush 500 Highland Blvd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-1800 (800) 321-2211 www.courtyardnewarkohio.com The Courtyard by Marriott in Newark is where you will find great service and a friendly staff. Surrounding travelers with the conveniences that make travel easy. The 84 tastefully decorated rooms offer many amenities in addition to refrigerators and complementary wireless Internet. Unwind in the Indoor Pool, Whirlpool Spa or Fitness Center. The location is perfect for access to nearby restaurants and attractions. Plus, earn Marriott Reward Points during your overnight stay at the Courtyard! WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM HOTELS 5 HAMPTON INN CHERRY VALLEY LODGE GRANVILLE INN 314 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3333 (888) 472-6855 www.granvilleinn.com A historic English manor Inn and landmark in the heart of Granville. Amenities include a full-service restaurant, a pub, an extensive wine list, 30 guest rooms and suites and a day spa. It's the perfect destination for meetings, conferences, reunions and romantic getaways. 1008 Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740)788-8991 (800) 426-7866 www.heathnewark.hamptoninn.com At the Hampton Inn Heath-Newark, guests expect more than just a good night's rest. It's the customer service plus all the extras built into every room that make the difference. Savvy business travelers and families alike enjoy wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves and micro-fridges in every room, ergonomic desks and luxury beds. After a hard day working or exploring Licking County, enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool or a dip in the hot tub, get a snack in the Sweet Shop or unwind in the fitness facility Heath, Ohio 43056 (740)522-0770 www.hiexpress.com Come see the improved Holiday Inn Express. Enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast, new well-appointed rooms, indoor pool/whirlpool; high speed Internet, Micro fridge in every room, luxury linen collection and our Simply Smart Egyptian cotton bedding. Stay "smart" with the Holiday Inn Express, Heath. NEWARK BUDGET INN 176 W. Church St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740)345-9721 Thirty seven rooms with air conditioning. 50 N. Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740)322-6455 www.theplaceoffthesquare.com Owned and operated by The Longaberger Company, the hotel features 117 comfortable guest rooms. Special features also include an indoor pool, Cafe Lounge and a gift shop with Longaberger items that are only available at select locations. Complete meeting and banquet facilities also are available. THE PLACE OFF THE SQUARE THE HEBRON DELUXE INN 10772 Lancaster Rd. S, W. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 467-2311 Group rates, restaurant on site. Tractor trailer accessible, pets allowed. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL AND SUITES 773 Hebron Rd. ALL I WANT IS...A HOT BREAKFAST AND HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS. Thousands of `Things to Do' at hamptoninn.com 100% Hampton Satisfaction Guarantee Kick back in our refreshing pool Complimentary On the HouseTM hot breakfast And that is just for starters. We've made a host of exciting new changes at Hampton to make your stay unforgettable. We promise you'll be 100% satisfied. Guaranteed. HAMPTON WE LOVE HAVING YOU HERE.� 6 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU RED ROOF INN Ohio's oldest continuously operated Inn in it's original building. 10668 Lancaster Rd Hebron, Ohio 43025 25 antique filled guest bedrooms with all of the modern amenities. (740) 467-7663 www.redroof-columbus-hebron.com Fifty rooms in an award-winning hotel with wireless Internet and small pets allowed. Minutes from National Trail Raceway and Buckeye Lake. Continental breakfast, business center, group rates and free parking. REGAL INN 4756 Keller Rd. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740)927-8011 www.regalinnhebron.com Twenty-four newly renovated single and double rooms, free local calls, free HBO, free wireless high-speed Internet, small pets allowed, free continental breakfast, minutes from National Trail Raceway and Buckeye Lake. Fine dining including seafood, steaks, poultry & pastas. Party accommodations are available for any group from eight to sixty guests. STAR LITE MOTEL 1342 Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740)522-3207 Twenty-four rooms, tractor trailer accessible. Open for Lunch & Dinner Tuesday through Sunday Closed Monday Reservations suggested 313 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023 Ph: 740-587-0001 Fax: 740-587-1460 www.buxtominn.com SUPER 8 MOTEL - BUCKEYE LAKE I-70 & State Route 79 Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-1015 (800)800-8000 www.super8.com Ninety-five rooms, two suites with whirlpools, free wireless Internet, complimentary breakfast, children under 12 stay free, pets with permission, 24 hour guest laundry, free local calls SUPER 8 MOTEL- HEATH 1177 S. Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740)788-9144 (800)800-8000 www.super8.com Free Superstart continental breakfast and free high-speed wireless Internet. All rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, alarm clock, 25 inch television, phone and queen size beds. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available Willowbrooke Bed `n Breakfast Secluded 1/4 mile into the woods. English Tudor Manor House with separate Guest Cottage. Romantic candlelight Featherbeds Fireplaces Jacuzzi Tubs Roofed outside hot tub Total Privacy Open year around. Full breakfast served. UNIVERSITY INN 1219 W. Church St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-2136 A 36 room Inn conveniently located close to Ohio State University - Newark. Cottage In The Woods "You will not want to leave, but you will want to come back." 4459 Morse Rd. Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (5 minutes West of Granville) WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM BED & BREAKFAST 7 Granville WillowBrooke Bed `n Breakfast Just five minutes west of Granville, the WillowBrooke Bed `n Breakfast is an English Tudor manor house, with a separate guest cottage, secluded 1/4 mile into the woods. Enjoy romantic candlelight, featherbeds, fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, a roofed outside hot tub and full breakfast. You will not want to leave, but you will want to come back! 4459 Morse Rd, Alexandria, OH 43001 800.772.6372 www.willowbrooke.com The Fraley House Bed & Breakfast The casual country comfort of the Fraley House Bed and Breakfast is waiting for you. Recognized by Arrington's Inn Traveler as one of the top Bed and Breakfasts for 2004, the Fraley House is a replica of an 1800's New England colonial home filled with modern amenities, beautiful antiques and classic country charm. 257 Clouse Lane, Granville, OH 43023 800.578.0611 www.fraleyhouse.com Short Story Brasserie The Short Story Brasserie o ers fine food in a relaxed setting and has an extensive wine list of over 100 wines. Our menu has appetizers for the table, hot and cold small plates, large plate entrees, and desserts. The restaurant is located in Granville, Ohio and is home to Denison. Tues - Wed: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Thurs-Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 923 River Road, Granville, OH 43023 740.967.0421 www.theshortstoryrestaurant.com Gallery M. Collections A unique gallery featuring original work by American artists and artisans. Find gifts for yourself, your home, and special occasions. Glass, ceramics, paintings, fiber arts, pewter, and more fill our world....enjoy! Open daily: 10:00-5:00, Sun.12:00-4:00 113 N. Prospect Street, Granville, OH 43023 740.920.4313 www.gallerymcollections.com Granville Carriage Company Granville Carriage Co. LLC is a Horse and Carriage service in the Central Ohio area. Located in historic Granville, the white Visa Vis Carriage is available for weddings, birthdays, princess parties, anniversaries, proposals, and features the Historic Home Tour in Granville, Ohio. Travel to your location available. 740.602.0984 www.granvillecarriage.com BED & BREAKFAST THE BROADWAY GUEST HOUSE 664 W. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0321 www.thebroadwayguesthouse.com The Broadway Guest House offers you the privacy of an entire fully furnished and renovated three-bedroom home in a secluded setting within walking distance to the heart of the Village of Granville, Denison University and the T.J. Evans bike path. 221 E. Elm St. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1122 One block from Granville's downtown. The George T. Jones historic B&B is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has 12 rooms filled with artistic wall coverings and period carpets and furniture. The three guest rooms have private baths and all the comforts of an old-fashioned home, but with modern conveniences, including air conditioning. No smoking, pets or small children THE GEORGE T. JONES HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST allowed. By reservations only, no walkins. PORCH HOUSE B&B 241 E. Maple St Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1995 www.porchhouse.com Located within walking distance of bike paths and downtown shops, the Porch House is a turn of the century home that fits in with Granville's beautiful and historic atmosphere. An elegant dining room and guest rooms with private baths await. Amenities include air conditioning, wireless Internet and a full breakfast. CABIN IN THE WOODS B&B 6050 Blacksnake Rd. N.E. Utica, Ohio 43080 (800) 772-6372 (740) 892-2997 www.willowbrooke.com This three bedroom log cabin B&B features Jacuzzi tubs, in room DSL, an observation tower and 1/3 mile nature trail, country breakfast Saturday and Sunday and a continental breakfast. COTTAGE IN THE WOODS AT WILLOWBROOKE 4459 Morse Rd. Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-6161 (800) 772-6372 www.willowbrooke.com Secluded two-bedroom cottage 1/4 mile into the woods. Enjoy a private wraparound deck with furniture and a gas grill, plus a fully outfitted kitchen with dishes, pot and pans, a fireplace in the living room, queen size feather beds, a Jacuzzi tub, outdoor hot tub, TV, VCR, DVD, wireless Internet and a full breakfast in the main house. BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakewood Inn www.bwlakewoodhebron.com 2009/2010 Director's Award Winner for Quality Assurance AAA 3 Diamond Rated FRALEY HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST 257 Clouse Lane Granville, Ohio 43023 (800) 578-0611 www.fraleyhouse.com The replica of a 19th century New England colonial home is filled with antiques and welcoming country charm. Four guest rooms with private baths, including two suites, both with fireplaces and one with an upgraded bathroom and whirlpool tub. Visitors have access to the kitchen where a hearty breakfast is cooked and served in the dining room. Enjoy an outdoor pool, hot tub and cozy back porch. Minutes from Buckeye Lake, National Trail Raceway, Dawes Arboretum, Longaberger, GolfWorks, Denison University and The Ohio State University Newark Campus. WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM BED & BREAKFAST 9 Super 8 Motel Buckeye Lake WILLOWBROOKE BED & BREAKFAST 4459 Morse Rd. Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (800) 772-6372 (740) 924-6161 www.willowbrooke.com English Tudor Manor House tucked 1/4 mile into the woods shared with wildlife. Located seven miles west of historic Granville. Generous rooms with queen size beds and suites with king size beds. Two person Jacuzzi tubs (including heart shaped), fireplaces and feather beds. Full breakfast, free wireless Internet and an outdoor hot tub included. Separate two bedroom cottage. I-70 and State Route 79 Exit 129A Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 room, basketball court, horseshoes, shuffleboard, miniature golf, bicycle rentals and other family-friendly activities. Open April 1 - October 31. THE CAMPING SPOT 2340 National Rd. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740)928-0335 Next to National Trail Raceway, five minutes from Buckeye Lake. Offering 119 campsites HIDDEN HILLS BUCKEYE LAKE KOA CAMPING & CABINS 740-929-1015 Super8.com 4460 Walnut Rd Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-0706 (800) 562-0792 www.koa.com/where/oh/35101 A family campground with two lodges, 275 campsites on 40 areas, shaded tent areas, three bathrooms/shower facilities and 15 Kamping Kabins. A pool, game 3246 Loper Rd. NE Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 328-7822 www.hiddenhillscampground.com Family owned campground in the lush hills of Licking County. Clean showers and restrooms with shelter house. Close to all amenities off St. Rt. 16. LAZY RIVER AT GRANVILLE Buckeye Lake/Hebron National Trail Raceway 10668 Lancaster Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025 2340 Dry Creek Rd. N.E. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 366-4385 www.lazyriveratgranville.com Family camping at a nationally rated award-winning campground. Enjoy the heated pool, sprayground, movies in the theater and thrilling Zip Line. Camp in a tent or big rig on one of the 195 sites or enjoy the experience in one of the cabins. Bring a laptop and use the wireless Internet. Open year - round. I-70 at Ohio Route 37, Exit 126 (740) 467-7663 Fax (740) 467-3515 Toll free Reservations SHELTER VALLEY COUNTRY LOG CABINS 800-RED-ROOF Red Roof Inn Hebron Offers: 16232 Brushy Fork Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 763-2195 (866)44-cabin www.sheltervalleycabins.com Licking county's only cabin retreat of its kind. Look out over Brushy Fork Creek from one of the private cabins, which feature a great room with a gas fireplace, pullout sofa, wireless Internet, Direct TV, VCR, air conditioning, full kitchen, full bath and linens. Porches include a hot tub for relaxing after hiking, biking or fishing in Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve. TRAVEL TIP New fast and easy online booking at redroof.com When packing things into a backpack, place lighter things at the bottom and heavier ones on top. Your pack will feel lighter as it rests on your back. 10 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Discover 150 Years of Echoes and Remembrance � the Civil War and Licking County TAND LCIVILOUNTY HE WAR ICKING C 150 Years of Echoes and Remembrance Just as the American Civil War left its mark on the United States, you can find traces of that vast conflict all across the landscape of Licking County. No battles between armies were fought on our soil, but there were many encounters that took place right here. Some of the key leaders grew up here, like Generals William Rosecrans and Charles Griffin, both of whom have Ohio Historical Markers in this county. The Newark Earthworks' Great Circle, just beyond the doors of the CVB's visitor's center off OH Route 79 in Heath, was Camp John Sherman in 1862. This 2,000 year old monumental enclosure was put to work as a training encampment for the 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, one of the state's most decorated regiments on the Western Theater of the Civil War. Standing in the Grand Gateway there, while looking across this immense creation by the hands of Native Americans so long ago, you can also recall that some 900 young men spent weeks learning the arts of war inside the Great Circle. They marched out, down to the railroad, and through Cincinnati onto riverboats, and on to the banks of the Mississippi � when their fighting ended three years later, more than half of them were casualties of war, and only some 350 of them returned to this spot to be mustered out at war's end. But it was also here in 1878 that one of the largest reunions of Civil War veterans was held, thousands crowding into the area to listen to Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, and William Tecumseh Sherman, reflecting on the sacrifices made and the work still to be done in making freedom a reality for all citizens. A frightening but memorable moment came when the speaker's platform collapsed, the dignitaries jumping clear of the wreckage as many were injured, and one man died. Gen. Sherman noted later that "one drunken carpenter" almost succeeded in killing him, where hundreds of thousands of Confederate sharpshooters had failed! You can find an even quieter point of connection with those returned veterans in Newark's Cedar Hill Cemetery, where the Grand Army of the Republic, or GAR section stands near one gate with a watchful cannon and row upon row of headstones. Elsewhere on the grounds are the markers for many other veterans of the Civil War who survived the conflict, and whose stories continued on into the next century, but never forgot the years from 1861 to 1865. Corporal Leonidas Inscho is buried not far away, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in an action immediately preceding the battle of Antietam, pressing through a Confederate strongpoint on South Mountain, Maryland. He went on to be promoted into the officer corps, and served in the GAR after the war. John Shellenberger also received the Medal of Honor as a corporal, and is buried in the Welsh Hills Cemetery near Granville. His peaceful grave is exemplary of many such markers found in almost every community of Licking County, where the full story of heroism and sacrifice takes a little effort on our part to stand near, and look, and learn. Some 4,000 young men (and likely a few hardy, unsung WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM DISCOVER 11 tion of the county, of which barely 5,000 were in Newark itself. It was said at the Civil War's close that soldiers of Licking County had served everywhere "from the Potomac to the Rio Grande." At least 600 of those veterans died in service, and the vast majority of them are buried back here near their homes. In many county seats across the Midwest, a tall central monument near the courthouse honors the local veterans of the Civil War. You won't find one of those in Licking County. The returned soldiers and sailors, so active in civic affairs, let alone their GAR chapters, asked that they be honored not just with a piece of stone, no matter how grand, but in a way that served the public good. It was for that reason, and at their request, that the county erected, just off of Courthouse Square, the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Don't go looking for it now (it stood where the Licking County Foundations' office building sits, behind a cheerful fountain plaza dotted with sculpture). women in the nursing corps) answered the After years of productive use, and a few call of duty from Licking County during fires and floods, the building had to be the Civil War. This number was estimated torn down. But on the front of the buildat the time as over 80% of all able bodied ing were two statues, of a Civil War era men; when 37,000 was the total popula- soldier, and a sailor. When the building's fa�ade came down, a cry went up, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars stepped forward. If you head up Union Street from the Great Circle Visitors Center, and turn east on Forry Avenue, just a little ways on to your right is today's VFW post. In their front yard is an eternal flame, and flanking it, now joined by a World War I doughboy, are those two statues, but now at ground level where you can almost look them eye to eye. The sailor, attentive perhaps to Admiral Farragut in the rigging at Mobile Bay; the soldier, his cartridge box and canteen slung beneath his knapsack and blanket roll, all three looking out at the passing traffic as if to ask "Will you remember?" In this 150th anniversary year, the Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to partner with local museums and many county historical societies in supporting www.escapetolickingcounty.com/civilwar Here you can find listings of programs and speakers and activities throughout 2011 and beyond, including a Civil War encampment at the Great Circle where so many of these stories come together. In Licking County, we remember! Shelter Valley Country Log Cabins Regardless of the season... ARTS BUCKEYE VALLEY OPRY 2300 National Rd SW Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 504-8100 www.robbcoauctions.com Live traditional American bluegrass music, The house of bluegrass has several shows each month. Come and enjoy the best bluegrass music played live! Good food and every seat is a good seat. GRANVILLE STUDIO OF VISUAL ARTS We invite you to join us at Shelter Valley Country Log Cabins! Call and let us help you plan that special weekend, anniversary, birthday or getaway! We enjoy families so bring the kids - at no extra charge! Ask about our corporate rates and personalized hunting packages. To make your reservation, call or write us today! Shelter Valley Country Log Cabins 537 Jones Rd Two Bryn Du Mansion Complex Granville, Ohio 43025 (740) 587-2371 Located in a renovated building at the historic Bryn Du Mansion complex, Granville Studio of Visual Arts offers art education classes for Pre K to adults. Attached to the art studio, The Eddie Wolfe Gallery showcases the work of GSVA students and is open to the public. LICKING COUNTY ARTS GALLERY www.sheltervalleycabins.com 12 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 38 S. Third St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8031 www.lickingcountyarts.org Gallery is open from Tuesday - Saturday except for holidays and special occasions. The Licking County Arts is a non-profit organization of artists and art lovers. It has been in existence since the 1960's. There are many art exhibits each year, including shows at the Gallery location, OSU-Newark, The Dawes Arboretum, and other locations around the county. Licking County Arts mission is to support the arts, artists, and art education. cians come from around the country to collaborate with local talent to produce five shows a year. For a complete performance schedule, visit the web site. camps and special events. The Works has something for everyone and visitors are always encouraged to learn, create and appreciate! WHISPERS AND ECHOES STUDIO THE LICKING COUNTY PLAYERS 131 W. Main St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-2287 www.lickingcountyplayers.org Celebrating more than 40 years of quality community theatre. 50 South 2nd St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740)504-8428 maryhelenfernandezstewart.blogspot. com Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart has been making her works of art for more than 25 years. She has traveled and shown her work in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, France (Paris), England (London), Italy, and Greece as well as throughout the United States. FAMILY FUN COCO KEY WATER RESORT AT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE 2299 Cherry Valley Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1200 (800) 788-8008 www.cocokeywaterresort.com CoCo Key Water Resort is a splashy indoor water resort featuring more than 50,000 square feet of wet and wild fun. CoCo Key has looping water slides, a dip-in pool, an interactive adventure area and three thrilling body and raft slides. THE WORKS MIDLAND THEATRE 36 N. Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-5483 www.midlandtheatre.org Experience something extraordinary with the Midland. This beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance and intimate stagedoor performances. With a show for everyone and an unparalleled theatre experience, enjoy a night of live entertainment you won't soon forget. 55 S. First St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9277 www.attheworks.org The Works is Central Ohio's hands-on learning, creating and doing place! The downtown Newark museum is a family destination featuring hands-on activity labs, historical exhibits, live glass blowing demonstrations, an art gallery, classes, THE DAWES ARBORETUM 7770 Jacksontown Rd. Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-2355 (800) 44-DAWES www.dawesarb.org The Dawes Arboretum, founded by Beman and Bertie Dawes, is dedicated NEWARK - GRANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA P.O. Box 566 Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 975-4633 www.ngsymphony.com The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra was formed in July 2005. It is a fully professional orchestra presenting an annual season of high quality symphonic concerts for adults and children in Licking County. The NGSO has also established the first Youth Symphony in Licking County providing the best young musicians an opportunity to play and learn orchestral music. Public Skate 7 Days a Week Learn to Skate Learn to Play Hockey Youth, Men's & Women's Hockey Leagues Birthday Parties WEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE 100 Price Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-4616 www.weathervaneplayhouse.org Professional actors, directors and techni- 936 Sharon Valley Rd. Newark 740-349-6784 Check reeseicearena.com for additional information. WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM FAMILY FUN 13 "A L Davis-Shai HOUSE C A E C M A P C " C R M P B L D P G , Emily's Victorian Teas (Monthly 1st & 3rd Tuesdays) Joe's Friday Lunches (Mid-April through October) Dinner Theatres & Musical Performances Cooking & Decorating Classes Holiday Dinners & Events Cultural Events to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and nature. Explore, experience and enjoy more than 1,800 acres, including eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile auto tour that will help guide visitors through plant collections, gardens and natural areas. DEVINE FARMS AND PUMPKIN PATCH 672 National Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-8320 www.devinefarms.com Weekend activities begin late September and every weekend prior to Trick or Treat night. Open 7 days a week during the fall season. You may purchase pumpkins, cornstalks, straw bales and more! So come on down to the farm! Field Trips & other Group visits are available. Call for details. Free Parking & free admission. Most activities are $1.00. GRANVILLE ORCHARD WATER PARK H C www.davisshaihouse.com 2770 Lancaster Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2030 Located 1 mile south of Granville on State Route 37, Granville Orchard grows apples, peaches, cherries, plums and pears. UPick the apples, pears and cherries. Also a store where the fruits are available as well as corn, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, melons and crafts. 1287 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-4049 Where there's www.heathohio.gov "Plenty of Wet and Wild Fun!" The complex has a diving tank, an Olympic pool, a learning tank, 3 meter and 1 Enjoy one of the 5 Pools, including an Olympic Size Pool meter diving boards, basketball courts, playground unit and a shade shelter. The Fly down the 30-foot Rainbow & Speed Slides pool complex features a 30 foot speed Float down the Lazy River slide with 65 to 70 degree drop, a 30 foot Get refreshed under the 600-gallon Water Bucket high water slide that is 229 feet long, two drop slides 17 feet high with a 40 degree Take a dive or enjoy the thrill of the drop slides drop, a lazy river 10 foot wide by 660 feet Splash and have fun in the Activity Pool long, a 5,500 sq.ft water playground with Play a game of basketball while the kids enjoy the an interactive play unit, tumble buckets, playground water cannons, and lemon drops, a spray Enjoy some refreshments while you unwind and relax ground that features spray bars and geyunder funbrellas sers, and "funbrellas" for sun protection. Heath's State-of-the-Art Water Park HOLLYWOOD THEATRES - INDIAN where "Fun in the Sun" awaits you! MOUND 11 Ample Parking, 1287 Hebron Road Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St. A ordable Rates Heath, Ohio 43056 Heath, Ohio 43056 Open Daily 740.522.4090 (740) 522-4090 June & August noon-6:45 PM or 740.788.9345 www.gohollywood.com July noon-7:45 PM www.heathohio.gov HEATH CITY WATER PARK 14 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Take in a feature film in one of 11 theatres. JURASSIC JOURNEY 4600 Ridgley Track Rd. S.E. Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3498 www.jurrassicjourneyexhibit.com A dinosaur museum that features the Burning Tree Mastodon, which was discovered on the Burning Tree Golf Course in 1989 while building the back nine holes. always the animals. The goats frolic on a goat walk, there are rabbits galore, and many turkeys, geese, ducks, and chickens to visit. See the baby bunnies and newly hatched chicks. And visiting camels are sure to entertain. Shopping is fun at the farm with 3 shops of fall decorations and crafts. BROADVIEW GOLF COURSE GOLF TIMBUK FARMS LAKE HUDSON Old River Rd Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 581-0907 www.lakehudson.com Take a picnic and kick back in the great outdoors. LYND FRUIT FARM 2030 Timbuk Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2178 www.timbukfarms.com Timbuk Farms is a 200+ acre Christmas tree farm offering locally grown Christmas memories for more than 50 years. Family holiday traditions include meeting Santa, cut-your-own and pre-cut trees, tractor train rides, handmade fir wreaths and the comfort of Timbuk Lodge with a fire place, restrooms and snack bar. 5694 Headley Mills Rd. Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-8900 This course is open year-round and features well-maintained greens, a putting green, snack bar and picnic pavilion. 9-holes, par 35. BURNING TREE GOLF CLUB 4600 Ridgley Track Rd. S.E. Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3464 This course features a putting green, driving range, snack bar and pro shop in the clubhouse. 18-holes, par 71. CLOVER VALLEY GOLF CLUB 9090 Morse Road Pataskala, Ohio 43004 (740) 927-7013 www.lyndfruitfarm.com Licking County is home to Ohio's largest orchard, Lynd Fruit Farm, which is considered by many central Ohio families as the place for family fun in the fall. While apples and pumpkins are the main attractions, fields of blooming day lilies often stop passing motorists in their tracks. Lynd Fruit Farm is located at the corner of St. Rt. 310 and Morse Rd. open daily August - October. www.escapetolickingcounty.com Follow us on Facebook.com/lccvb and Twitter.com/lickingcountyoh 8644 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 966-5533 (866) 966-5533 www.clovervalleygolfclub.com An upscale, daily fee course catering to all level players. 4 sets of tees with bentgrass, tee to green. Driving range, putting green, pro shop, full service bar and grill. Outings welcome. 18-holes, par 72. PIGEON ROOST FARM 4413 National Road SW Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-4925 www.pigeonroostfarm.com Enjoy `Fall in the Country' from September - October at a working family farm. Pigeon Roost Farm is in it's 30th year and still growing. New family-friendly activities are added each fall. Search the thousands of pumpkins for the perfect Jack-o-Lantern or pick your own from the field. Fall produce includes beautiful heritage squash, and many winter squash. Also available are birdhouse and decorative gourds, straw bales, Indian corn and corn shocks. Kids of all ages will love the `Great Pumpkin Fun Center' with slides, tunnels, corn box, and the new Corn Maze. Enjoy duck races, the cornstalk tee-pee, Fort Spence, and the `Enchanted Forest' with Lydia's Treehouse, new obstacle course and a big green dragon. The best part of a farm is WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM GOLF 15 CUMBERLAND TRAIL GOLF COURSE GRANVILLE GOLFLAND 8244 Columbia Rd S.W. Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 964-9336 www.cumberlandtrailgolfclub.com An upscale public golf course that caters to golfers at all skill levels with bentgrass tees, fairways and greens. 18-holes, par 72 1221 W. River Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4147 www.granvillegolfland.com Features a driving range, putting green, miniature golf, grass and artificial tees, heated and covered tees, a golf pro shop and fitting center. Open year-round putting green, gas and pull carts, a snack bar and shelter house. 9-holes, par 36. KYBER RUN GOLF COURSE FOREST HILLS GOLF COURSE 811 Forest Hills Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-GOLF (4653) A 3,013 yard scenic and challenging course with riding carts, a snack bar and all legal beverages available. 9-holes, par 36. HARBOR HILLS GOLF COURSE 5261 Mink Rd. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-1404 www.kyberrungolf.com This course has four sets of tees, 14 beautiful lakes and 46 sand traps for golfers at all skill levels. 18-holes, par 72. 225 Freeman Memorial Dr. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-3596 This 3,377-yard golf course features a putting green, driving-range, a pro shop, snack shop and bar. 9-holes, par 36. GRANVILLE GOLF COURSE HILLCREST GOLF COURSE 555 Newark-Granville Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-GOLF (4653) www.granvillegolf.com Features a practice range, short game practice area and a practice putting green. 18-holes, par 71. 8866 Sportsman Club Rd. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-7921 www.hillcrestgolfohio.com Offers a challenging 9-hole, par 34. 2250 Horns Hill Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-2770 firstname.lastname@example.org A scenic and mature course. The clubhouse includes a pro shop and an outdoor pool and patio. 18-holes, par 71 LICKING SPRINGS TROUT & GOLF CLUB THE LINKS AT ECHO SPRINGS INDIAN HILLS GOLF COURSE 4663 Columbus Rd. S.W. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0706 Open year-round with long fairways, a 5940 Loudon St. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 587-1890 www.echosprings1.com This links-style course has a natural rolling terrain and is cut through mature hardwood forests. 18-holes, par 72 Experience Longaberger Golf Club The #1 Public Golf Course in Ohio LONGABERGER GOLF CLUB The Course 18 Holes of Championship Golf Driving Range Golf Shop & Locker Rooms 1 Long Dr. Nashport, Ohio 43830 (740) 763-1100 www.longabergergolfclub.com Longaberger Golf Club rated #1 public golf course in Ohio by Golf Week 2002 - 2010 and the only course in Ohio the public can play that is rated Top 100 in Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Facilities include bentgrass tees, greens and fairways, full pro shop and driving range. 18-holes, par 72. The Restaurant Affordable American Cuisine Full Service, Friendly Atmosphere Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner RACCOON INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB The Event Space 60,000 Square Foot Clubhouse Indoor and Outdoor Space Available Customizable for Any Type of Event longabergergolfclub.com 740.763.1100 3275 Worthington Rd. S.W. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0921 www.raccooninternational.com Open year-round, this course features 24 sand traps, 8 lakes and challenging holes, including our famed 17th, a 666 yard par 5 monster. 18-holes, par 72. ST. ALBANS GOLF COURSE 3833 Northridge Rd. N.W. Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-8885 www.stalbansgolfclub.com 16 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU This course has gas and pull carts, a putting green, pro shop and snack bar, plus two shelter houses. 18-holes, par 71. FLINT RIDGE VILLAGE VIEW GOLF COURSE 210 South Main St. Croton, Ohio 43013 (740) 893-GOLF (4653) A 6,572-yard golf course that has a putting green, island green, several holes over water, pro shop and snack bar. 18-holes, par 73. WILLOW RUN GOLF COURSE St. Rt. 310 and St. Rt 161 Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-1932 www.goldwillowrun.com A course featuring bentgrass greens and bluegrass fairways, water, bunkers, a pro shop and club house. 18-holes, par 71. 7091 Brownsville Rd. S.E. Glenford, Ohio 43739 (740) 787-2476 (800) 283-8707 www.ohiohistory.org Located at an ancient Native American quarry, Flint Ridge is a 525-acre park just north of Brownsville with a museum that honors the prehistoric people of Ohio who prized the colorful gemstone flint dating back 10,000 years. The flint was quarried and became part of an extensive trade established throughout the eastern United States by the same Native American culture who built the Newark Earthworks. Today, the beautiful flint is very desirable for jewelry making. THE GRANVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM THE ALEXANDRIA MUSEUM HISTORY 23 W. Main St Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-2453 www.alexandriamuseum.org The Alexandria Museum is a locally administered collection of historical items and artifacts from Alexandria and St. Alban's Township. Located in the pre-1860 Laycock House, in the center of Alexandria, the museum's collections were founded over 30 years ago by local citizens in the Alexandria Community Council, the first community council in Ohio, in an effort to preserve local artifacts and provide a center for community history. The museum hosts its annual "Quilt Month" in April with extended open hours. 115 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3951 www.granvillehistory.org Museum exhibit artifacts and pictures spanning Granville history from its founding in 1805 to mid 20th century. Extensive archives serve researchers by appointment. Museums are housed in two of Granville's most historic buildings. Histories of the village are available at the museum and walking tours highlight treasured structures in the village. Spring Nostalgia Nationals: April 30-31 19th Annual Chrysler Classic: May 20-22 NADM Diesel Drags & Truck Pull: June 4 Goodguys Hot Rod Drags: July 8 Night Of Thunder: July 16 Buckeye Fuel Wars: July 22-24 Buick Performance Nationals: July 29-30 Mopar Nationals: Aug 11-14 Import Face O : Aug. 28 NMRA Ford Expo: Sept. 2-4 Qfm King Of Columbus: Sept. 9 NADM Diesel Drags & Truck Pull: Sept. 17 JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals: Sept. 23-25 Special Event & Schedule Details at www.nationaltrailraceway.com Wednesday & Weekend ET Racing Blitz Friday Night Street Fights NHRA DRAG RACING APRIL � NOVEMBER Special Events: Plus: Come Out To Watch Or Race Your Own Car! GREATER BUCKEYE LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM DAVIS-SHAI HOUSE 301 Central Pkwy. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8942 www.davisshaihouse.com This beautiful Gothic Revival home, dating from the days of the Ohio and Erie Canal, is a link to a quiet past that has become a true showplace. It's the City of Heath's crown jewel and one of Licking County's most beautiful cultural arts and rental facilities. From its high teas, Friday lunches, and cooking and decorating classes to its dinner theatres, outdoor music concerts, and holiday events, programs are laced with cultural experiences for everyone to enjoy. 4729 Walnut Rd. Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-1998 www.buckeyelakehistory.org Features more than 1,000 historical artifacts and displays from the region, beginning with Cranberry Bog, brought here by the Wisconsin glacier more than 13,000 years ago. A visit to the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum will also bring back memories of Buckeye Lake when the big bands of the 50's used to play at the amusement park. The artifacts, including the history of the Ohio Canal, will intrigue those who stop by the museum. THROW A HIGH-PERFORMANCE PARTY! LUXURY SUITE RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR ANY EVENT! PARTIES-RECEPTIONS-BUSINESS MEETINGS, 10-150 GUESTS Call Mike for details THE HUFFORD HOUSE 45 N. Main St. Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-3218 The Hufford House Museum displays relics from the era of the window glass making industry between 1903 and 2650 NATIONAL RD SW (RT. 40) Just West Of Hebron 20 Minutes East Of Columbus www.nationaltrailraceway.com WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM HISTORY 17 740-928-5706 1929. Changing exhibits feature business, schools and past and present people from Utica and the surrounding area. Private tours available for groups of all sizes. NATIONAL HEISEY GLASS MUSEUM 169 W. Church St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-2932 www.heiseymuseum.com Features multiple galleries, a media center and an archives facility. It is housed in the Samuel D. King residence, an 1831 Greek Revival-style home. The museum is known for its displays of glassware, links to the factory's past and a museum shop that sells reproductions and some Heisey originals. (740) 927-0942 www.outvilleohio.com This historic station dates back to 1889 and was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1995. It was recently restored to its original appearance and houses displays of the development of transportation systems in the West Licking County area. home reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad during the mid1800s. In addition to the Underground Railroad's local history, the museum will display special exhibits on African-American culture and artifacts from leaders in the black community. THE WORKS THE RIDGE MUSEUM NEWARK EARTHWORKS 14430 Flint Ridge Rd. Brownsville, Ohio 43721 (740) 787-2869 http://theridgeoh.tripod.com The Ridge honors the prehistoric people of Ohio from the Paleo-Indian period through the Woodland period. The exhibits demonstrate how these people lived, their artifacts and the tools they used. Admission is free. 455 Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 345-8224 (800) 589-8224 www.ohiohistory.org The National Historic Landmark is a place where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell culture. Owned by the Ohio Historical Society, the Newark Earthworks State Memorial includes the Great Circle Earthworks, which is 1,200 feet in diameter, the Octagon Earthworks, consisting of a circular enclosure of 20 acres connected by parallel walls to an enormous octagon of 50 acres; and the Wright Earthworks, where a 50 foot earthen wall is all that's left of what was once a gigantic square. Access differs to each of the earthwork sites. The Great Circle site is operated by and home of the Greater Licking County Visitors Bureau. ROBBINS-HUNTER MUSEUM 221 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0430 www.robbinshunter.org This nationally acclaimed Greek Revival mansion was built in 1842 by Alfred Avery, one of the founders of Granville. The architectural designs of Minard Lafever and Asher Benjamin are part of the fabric of the building. Added to over the years, it now has 27 rooms, 14 are open to the public. The interior contains displays of 18th and 19th century American and European furniture, decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, carpets, silver, china, and lighting. 55 S. First St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9277 www.attheworks.org The Works is Central Ohio's hands-on learning, creating and doing place! The downtown Newark museum is a family destination featuring hands-on activity labs, historical exhibits, live glass blowing demonstrations, an art gallery, classes, camps and special events. The Works has something for everyone and visitors are always encouraged to learn, create and appreciate! PARKS & GREEN SPACE BLACKHAND GORGE STATE NATURE PRESERVE 2200 Gratiot Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 763-4411 http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/ Preserves/BlackhandGorge/tabid/922/ Default.aspx Old locks of the Ohio and Erie Canal are surrounded by the 956 wooded acres in Newark that are home to an aweaspiring gorge. Legend says the gorge marked the boundary of a sacred Indian territory where no man was to raise his hand against another. Bring your gear for hiking, bird watching or biking on the 4.26- mile trail. Veterans' Park 6 N Sixth St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-4898 www.lchsohio.org Situated on the grounds of Veterans' NEWARK'S WEBB HOUSE Park this circa 1825 National Register 303 Granville St. house was saved, moved, restored and Newark, Ohio 43055 is maintained by the Licking County His(740) 345-8540 torical Society. The house is furnished www.lchsohio.org The Webb House Museum houses a fam- with items from the county's past. Visitors may also enjoy the side garden. ily collection of antiques and art. Built in 1907 in the Arts and Crafts style, the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD & interior of the house features beautiful BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM OF wood-paneled walls. Visitors may also LICKING COUNTY enjoy the cottage gardens. 208 North Main St. OUTVILLE B&O RAILROAD DEPOT Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 877-5578 6750 Outville Rd. S.W. Located in a two-story, stone-sided Outville, Ohio 43062 18 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU THE SHERWOOD - DAVIDSON HOUSE BUCKEYE LAKE BOG TOURS 4729 Walnut Rd. Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-1998 www.buckeyelakehistory.org Visitors can enjoy lake excursions in a 40-person tour boat. Public or private tours are available. This historic Cranberry Bog is accessible May through October by appointment. Call for information about school trips and group tours. THE DAWES ARBORETUM 7770 Jacksontown Rd. Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-2355 (800) 44-DAWES www.dawesarb.org The Dawes Arboretum, founded by Beman and Bertie Dawes, is dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and nature. Explore, experience and enjoy more than 1,800 acres, including eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile auto tour that will help guide visitors through plant collections, gardens and natural areas. FLINT RIDGE 7091 Brownsville Rd. S.E. Glenford, Ohio 43739 (740) 787-2476 (800) 283-8707 www.ohiohistory.org Located at an ancient Native American quarry, Flint Ridge is a 525-acre park just north of Brownsville with a museum that honors the prehistoric people of Ohio who prized the colorful gemstone flint dating back 10,000 years. The flint was quarried and became part of an extensive trade established throughout the eastern United States by the same Native American culture that built the Newark Earthworks. Today, the beautiful flint is very desirable for jewelry making. Named for the prehistoric "Infirmary Mound" located on the grounds, the 326-acre park continues to be a family favorite. Picnicking, fishing, hiking and horseback riding trails are just a few of the opportunities available. Guests can reserve open-face shelter houses on weekends only or the James E. Bradley Center, an indoor facility that can be reserved 365 days a year. Fish at Mirror Lake or take a hike through meadows and woodlands. There are also two arenas available to reserve for group functions. The park is home to Licking Park District Headquarters. interpretive natural and cultural displays, as well as a unique replicated hands on archaeological dig site for the kids and adults. Explore a Hopewell Indian burial replica and see a module of the historic Rutledge Burial Mound. The center is home to public meeting space and The Rookery Gift Shop. North entrance is located on Flint Ridge Road one mile east of Linnville Road. South entrance and William C. Kraner is located at 10380 Fairview Road in Newark, Ohio. T.J. EVANS RECREATIONAL TRAIL TAFT RESERVE AND WILLIAM C. KRANER NATURE CENTER JOHN C. GELLER PARK 10380 Fairview Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 587-2535 www.lickingparkdistrict.com Taft Reserve's 425 acres contain six plus miles of horseback riding and hiking trails through woodland and meadow habitats. The trails follow hilly terrain and are considered moderately strenuous. The William C. Kraner Nature Center is located on the south end of the reserve. The 28,000 square foot center features 36 miles of trails providing opportunities for biking, walking, rollerblading, nature observation and more. Traversing over of Licking County's landscape, the T.J. Evans Recreational Trail System provides visitors with a wide variety of scenery. Accessible on various points along a 9.9 mile section between east Newark and Hanover and a 14.5 mile section between west Newark and Johnstown. Call 740345-8224 to request a map. Follow us on Facebook.com/lccvb and Twitter.com/lickingcountyoh Cynthia Street Heath, Ohio 43056 522-3361 Encompasses 51.77 acres located at 480 Cynthia Street. Geller Park offers open lawns and wooded areas. Notable facilities include the two mile walking path, open play areas, two softball fields, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor shelters and handicap accessible children's play equipment. The park provides a sledding hill in the winter and natural sun shelter during the summer under any of a variety of trees planted as memorials. HEBRON STATE FISH HATCHERY 10517 Canal Rd. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-8092 www.stateparks.com/hebron.html This destination features a wooden truss covered bridge and is home to ponds, trails and wood lots that offer excellent bird watching opportunities. INFIRMARY MOUND PARK St Rt. 37 three miles south of Granville Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 587-2535 www.lickingparkdistrict.com WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM PARKS & GREENSPACE 19 HARTFORD Village View Golf Course Wildwood Park Denison Mus. Robbins Hunter Mus. Broadway Granville Historical Mus. Granville Golf Course Bryn Du Mansion Granville Inn Buxton Inn Jones Rd. Hartford Fair ir Fa u gro nd sR d. Denison University 661 UTICA GRANVILLE Ye Olde Mill and Velvet Ice Cream Clover Valley Golf Club Croton Rd. 661 Hillcrest Golf Course JOHNSTOWN Northridge Rd. Sportsman Club Rd. Rd The Links at Echo Springs 62 M in k 657 661 . 13 Kyber Run Golf Course 37 Mounts Rd. 161 Willow Run Golf Course Alexandria Museum Lobdell Reserve Loudon St. St. Albans Golf Club Alford Reece Park ALEXANDRIA 37 Raccoon International Club GRANVILLE Lou & Gibb Reece Ice Arena OSU Campus Newark Central Ohio Technical College 310 PATASKALA Broadview Golf Course Tyler Powell Reserve 16 Outville Rd. Indian Hills Golf Course Courtyard by Marriott University Inn Cherry Valley Lodge and CoCo Key Water Resort Newark Earthworks Infirmery HEATH Mound Park Cumberland Trail Golf Course Columbia Rd SW Mill St. Outville Historic Depot 37 79 Ridgley Tract National Trail Raceway Burning Tree Golf Course Rd. The Dawes Arboretum MAP KEY Attraction Bike Path Golf Course KIRKERSVILLE Exit 126 Best Western Exit 129 Canal Park Regal Inn 70 The Hebron Deluxe Inn, Red Roof Inn BUCKEYE LAKE 20 Hotel Park GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Distance from Major Cities City Hours/Min. Bu alo, NY 5 h, 30 m Charleston, WV 3 h Cinncinnati, OH 2 h, 20 m Cleveland, OH 2 h, 30 m Columbus Airport 40 m Detroit, MI 5 h, 30 m Indianapolis, IN 3 h, 45 m Louisville, KY 4h Pittsburgh, PA 2 h, 45 m ST. LOUISVILLE Gr um m Ever ett 16 us Loc Budget Inn National Heisey Glass Museum t Midland Theater Ma in Main Chu rc h ain The Square Ma rke t M The Works NEWARK Ohi o Don Edwards Park on Hse. & Sherwooders Davidson Hse. Je son Wil 5th 6th Buckingham Mtg. Har riso n Florence Cable Park 13 sL n. Frederick R. Reese Preserve Licking Springs Golf Club N W S E HEATH Davis-Shai House Property of Media Network of Central Ohio Newark Earthworks Greater Licking County CVB 79 79 Longaberger Corporate O ce HANOVER Longaberger Golf Club One Long Dr. Andover tra l Holiday Inn Express 16 d. sville R C Blackhand ount yR Gorge Trail d. 146 27 3 NEWARK Forest Hills Rd. Main St. Newark-Heath Airport Hampton Inn Brown Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve Ir vingw ick Heath Rd. Dorsey Mill Hoback Park Lickin g Riv er Super 8 Motel 13 Forest Hills Golf Course 668 Flint Ridge Rd . Heath City Water Park America's Best Value Inn Star Lite Motel Irvingwick Super 8 Motel Hebron Rd. 5th Mill Dam Hunts Landing Seymour Taft Reserve Flint Ridge State Memorial BUCKEYE LAKE 1st 40 Exit 132 Exit 141 3rd Union 70 79 Buckeye Lake Hist. Museum ln Wa ut 360 Buckeye Lake Cedar The Place O The Square 16 1 st 2nd 3r d Pk w 4th Pu tn am C en y. Lin il nv R le d. WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM MAP 21 SHOP ARTIFLORA 605 W. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3515 www.artifloragranville.com A floral design studio specializing in distinctive, up market, European-style bouquets and arrangements for weddings, special events or everyday moments. Call or visit the website to order or make an appointment. on the Northwest side of the courthouse square, Buckeye Winery makes more than 25 wines from juices brought in from vineyards all over the world. From Dry wines to Sweet, you are sure to find a wine that will satisfy your taste. There are even Ice Wines that are always a favorite! Come in and taste wines by the sample or glass. Wines can also be purchased by the bottle or case. DOWNTOWN NEWARK DOWNTOWN GRANVILLE BIKE DOCTOR 381 South 30th Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3444 www.bikedoctorohio.com Bike Doctor was founded 15 years ago and features a wide variety of bikes and accessories. BUCKEYE WINERY 25 North Third St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-9463 www.buckeyewinery.com Located in beautiful downtown Newark Call the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce at (740) 587-4499 for more information. www.granvilleareachamberofcommerce.com Selected by Ohio Magazine as central Ohio's Best Hometown 2010. Whether visiting for a day or spending a relaxing weekend at one of our historic inns or charming B&B's, visitors find themselves mesmerized by the quaint charm of Granville. Visitors return again and again to the picturesque New England-style village of Granville for unique shops, museums, fine and casual dining, Denison University perched atop the hill, or to simply stroll along the tree-lined streets. 4th St. Exit off of St. Rt. 16 Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 345-8224 Experience Downtown Newark with a walk around the courthouse square. Antiques, clothing, jewelry and other specialty shops, several dining establishments, coffee houses, a winery and the renovated Midland Theatre are just a few reasons to spend an afternoon or evening in downtown Newark. EVEREST GEAR 117 N. Prospect Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1490 www.everestgear.com For all of your outdoor needs. FACKLER COUNTRY GARDENS 2326 Newark-Granville Rd Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 522-3128 An all-inclusive garden center with plants, planters, statuary, power equipment, fireplaces, stoves and more. Also offers residential and commercial lawn and landscape maintained. FINDERS KEEPERS VILLAGE 2011 789 Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3233 (800) 843-9301 www.finderskeeperscrafts.com "The Village" offers unique handcrafted gifts, antiques, art, home decor and much more at very reasonable prices. They have an ever-changing and exciting shopping environment. If you enjoy finding the unusual, Finders Keepers Village is a real treat. FOREVER FLOWERS & GIFT BASKET 27 West Church St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-7168 A full service flower shop offering not just locally grown flowers but also flowers shipped overnight from all over the world. The experienced staff can assist you in making just the right choice to express your thoughts through flowers. Whether the occasion is happy or sad, they know it's important to you that the appropriate gift be sent. See why so many customers have relied on us for their floral and gift purchases. 22 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU FIRMLY PLANTED P.O. Box 450 Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7098 www.kevinreinerdesign.net Conceptualize and design luxurious, approachable indoor and outdoor rooms. Harmonize new construction with old and design the garden to match the architectural style of the house. FOOT LOOSE VINTAGE 121 S. Prospect St. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1198 Filled with everything from vintage clothing and accessories to antique house wares, furniture and glassware. They have hundreds of cookbooks and vintage kitchenware. Many one-of-a-kind gift ideas will make your shopping spree fabulous. FOXIES JEWELRY & GIFTS 4944 Walnut Rd. Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-7900 Stop by to purchase a unique gift or to have an existing piece of jewelry repaired or redesigned. They will also purchase your old gold for top dollar. GRANVILLE FARMER'S MARKET GREEN VELVET 130 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0515 A taste of Paris in downtown Granville. Green Velvet entices all of the senses with luxurious soaps, romantic music, new and vintage jewelry, stonewall kitchen gourmet foods and wonderful finds for the home. Beautiful treasures arriving daily. The James Store is a woman and infants boutique in the heart of Granville. They offer timeless and trendy clothing and accessories. Suiz Chin, Kensie, Pure, Vera, Bradley, FDJ denim and Pilgrim jewelry are just a few of our lines. You can expect personalized customer services because fashion should be fun. THE FRAME UP 4 N. Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8710 Pictures, prints, photographs, sports figures, Brutus Buckeye and autographs can all be found here. JAN'S IN STITCHES GRANVILLE MILLING CO. INDIAN MOUND MALL 400 S. Main St. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0221 Unique gifts for everyone, including John Deere, Harley, Breyer, flags, cards, candles, bird feed and feeders and much more. GRANVILLE ORCHARD 2770 Lancaster Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2030 Located one mile south of Granville on State Route 37, Granville Orchard grows apples, peaches, cherries, plums and pears. U-Pick the apples, pears and cherries. Also a store where the fruits are available as well as corn, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, melons and crafts. 771 30th St. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-6620 www.indianmoundmall.com The shopping venue is home to ElderBeerman, JC Penney, Sears, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret and other popular retailers. Looking for food and fun? It features an 11-screen Hollywood Theatre, outdoor-themed soft children's play area, video arcade, glow in the dark puttputt, Garfield's Pub and a food court featuring Arby's, Sbarro, Taco Bell and more! 123 N. Plum St. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0361 www.jansinstitches.com Provides a variety of custom embroidery and monogrammed garments. Open by appointment. KUSSMAUL GALLERY LTD. 140 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43203 (740) 587-4640 www.kussmaugallery.com Visit the updated gallery featuring noted Ohio landscape painter James Young. See an outstanding selection of handcrafted jewelry, hand-blown glass and American crafts. Offering custom picture framing since 1987. THE JAMES STORE 124 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3061 www.thejamesstore.com Visit the Lickin' Good Blog at www.escapetolickingcounty.com and stay connected. WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM SHOP 23 LICKING COUNTY ARTS GALLERY SHOP 38 S Thirst St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8031 www.lickingcountyarts.org Browse artwork ranging form paintings to blown glass and handmade jewelry. sidered by many central Ohio families as the place for family fun in the fall. While apples and pumpkins are the main attractions, fields of blooming day lilies often stop passing motorists in their tracks. Lynd Fruit Farm is located at the corner of St. Rt. 310 and Morse Rd. browse brands like Citizens for Humanity, Velvet, Project E, Joe's Jeans and more. PEDDLERS BICYCLES & RECUMBENTS LONGABERGER HOMESTEAD MATILDE CHARLOTTE ANTIQUES 5563 Raiders Rd. Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822 (740) 322-5588 www.longaberger.com Experience Longaberger with a visit to Longaberger Homestead in nearby Frazeysburg for a basket-making tour and to make your own basket. While there, be sure to visit several shops, including the Longaberger Factory store. Don't go NOIR BOUTIQUE 226 E. Broadway Suite B away hungry - the dining choices range from home cooking to food for on the go. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2631 www.noirboutique.com LYND FRUIT FARM Noir Boutique offers designer brands 9090 Morse Road and exclusive styles for men and women. Pataskala, Ohio 43004 Customers can find high-quality denim, (740) 927-7013 dresses, T-shirts, locally made jewelry www.lyndfruitfarm.com Licking County is home to Ohio's largest and more, along with a personal customer service experience. Stop in and orchard, Lynd Fruit Farm, which is con- 14 N. Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-7448 Established in 2007 in historic downtown Newark, located on the Courthouse Square. Offering antiques, primitives, Thymes body and bath, vintage jewelry, antique linens and architectural items. 605 S. 30th St. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-0605 www.peddlersstore.com Servicing most makes and models. This location is a top 10 dealer for TerraTrike, Silver Level dealer for Catrike and a higher Level 2 dealer for ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering). READERS GARDEN 143 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7744 A bookstore featuring new and used books and a wonderful children's section. TICKLEBERRY MOON 123 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-4314 www.tickleberrymoon.com Natural, organic baby products and a darling selections of gifts make Tickleberry Moon the place to shop for OPEN YEAR D! ROUN Clay's OldIceFashioned Cream Cafe Restaurant A FAMILY KIND OF PLACE Eat In - Carry Out - Delivery Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 740-929-CLAY (2529) www.clayscafe.com Buckeye Lake ldon's Ice Cream We Quality Since 1930 Enjoy Island House Bar & Grill Complete Menu Excellent Food & Drink Open Daily: 11am-2:30am Live Entertainment on the Patio Friendly & Fun Atmosphere for more information or carryout 2977 Greenlawn Ave., Millersport Call 740-467-2035 John Donoff -Owner OPEN MARCH-OCTOBER 24 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU the new mother or mom-to-be. They offer Fuzzibunz, Safe Sippy, Little Twip, Charlie's Soap, Caldrea, BlaBla dolls and more. Shop today for your natural, modern baby. SPA BANYAN LEAF SPA & SALON AT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE 2300 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1280 (800) 788-8008 www.banyanleafspa.com Located at Cherry Valley Lodge, this 1,500-square-foot full-service spa features every imaginable spa service. The spa is named for the banyan tree, which grows in Key West and other tropical environs. The banyan tree wraps itself around another tree, growing large, beautiful and sheltering, making it the perfect namesake for the new spa at Cherry Valley Lodge, which offers a restful tropical environment making guests feel sheltered, pampered and relaxed. Banyan Leaf Spa offers a complete menu of spa offerings. Relax and rejuvenate with one of the complete line of services or treat yourself to a luxurious package. TIMBUK FARMS 2030 Timbuk Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2178 www.timbukfarms.com Timbuk Farms is a 200+ acre Christmas tree farm offering locally grown Christmas memories for more than 50 years. Family holiday traditions include meeting Santa, cut-your-own and pre-cut trees, tractor train rides, handmade fir wreaths and the comfort of Timbuk Lodge with a fire place, restrooms and snack bar. THE VILLAGE BAKER 212 S. Main St. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0511 www.village-baker.com Indulge in freshly baked goods and a full line of beverages. them to spoil you, de-stress you and care for your needs. 1216 Weaver Dr. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 857-4466 BELLEZZA VILLAGE FLOWER BASKET Providing hair care service for the entire 206 Deo Drive 1090 River Rd family for 15 years. 6 independent stylists Newark , Ohio 43055 Granville, Ohio 43023 fully trained in the latest cut, color and (740) 366-1604 (740) 587-3439 perm techniques. Located conveniently bellezzaspaonline.com (800) 695-2738 Bellezza Salon & Day Spa offers a full line off of State Route 16. www.villageflowerbasket.com of spa services and caters to both men Fresh beautiful flowers for everyday or SPA ON THE AVENUE and women of all ages. The passion at special occasion Bellezza is outstanding customer service 292 Miller Ave. Newark, Ohio 43055 and communication, custom tailored WEE ANTIQUE GALLERY (740) 522-4SPA appointments and a professional and 1630 Columbus Rd. www.spaontheaveanue.com relaxing environment. Granville, Ohio 43023 Make it a Spa-rific day at Spa on the Av(740) 587-2270 enue, with an extensive menu of theraCHRYSALIS HAIR DESIGN Browse through a selection of fine anpeutic massages, relaxing facials, spa 1285 Cherry Valley Rd. tiques, furniture and accessories. mineral makeup applications, pedicures, Newark, Ohio 43055 manicures, waxing, a hair salon, acrylic (740) 522-3111 WILSON'S GARDEN CENTER nails and airbrushed spray tanning. Spa Specializes in hairstyles for people who 10923 Lambs Lane N.E. (across from on the Avenue also has a great boutique want to look and feel their best. Every the Longaberger Basket) appointment comes with a free consulta- with jewelry, handbags, gifts and other Newark, Ohio 43055 tion to ensure a personalized and creative accessories. (740) 763-2873 cut and color. www.great-gardeners.com UNIQUE BEAUTIQUE DAY SALON One of the largest garden centers in 222 S. Township Rd. central Ohio with certified garden techni- NEW DAY SPA II Pataskala, Ohio 43062 cians who are able to help you grow your 1287 Cherry Valley Rd. (740) 927-3888 Newark, Ohio 43055 best garden. Trees, shrubs, perennials, www.uniquebeautique.com (740)522-0772 vines, roses, water gardening plants, Relax and enjoy a full spa day or experiherbs, annuals and houseplants - you will (888) 956-0772 ence one of many salon services, such www.newdayspa.com find a fantastic selection. Stroll through as: permanent cosmetics and electrolysis "Make today a new day" for yourself or the nearly two acres of gardens and the someone you love. The medical special- in private rooms with relaxing massages, newly renovated building. Enjoy the body treatments and rejuvenating Euroized peels will help restore a youthful stunning displays, plants, gifts, the idea pean facials. appearance by revitalizing and brightengardens and special events. Wilson's, ing skin tone. All-natural nail care and where great gardeners love to come! relaxing therapeutic massages. Allow WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM SHOP 25 SANDRA'S HAIR SALON 50,000 square feet of wet and wild fun. CoCo Key has looping water slides, a dip-in pool, an interactive adventure area and three thrilling body and raft slides. LOU & GIBB REESE ICE ARENA CUMBERLAND TRAILS STABLES 7730 National Road Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-5055 Offers inside and outside riding, hayrides and campfires. Perfect for children's birthdays. 936 Sharon Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-6784 www.newarkicearena.com During the winter months you can skate 7 days a week. The Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena offers Learn to Skate classes, hockey leagues, parties and group outings. GRANVILLE BIKE RENTALS & GUIDED TOURS SPORTS & RECREATION THE ADVANTAGE CLUB FITNESS AND RACQUETS 1845 W. Main St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-8324 www.theadvantageclub.com The club offers a complete gym and fitness center, basketball, racquetball and tennis leagues throughout the year. AMF VALLEY LANES BOWLING CENTER 1246 N. 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-7364 www.amf.com/valleylanesoh Have a ball at this AMF facility. 4277 Gale Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 504-9769 www.granvillebike.com Granville Bike Rental & Guided Tours delivers a bike, helmet, map and water bottle to your Granville or Newark-based hotel or residence. Also included is a bike fitting and instructions for bike use. Available bikes are both comfort/hybrid and road. Also available are guided tours to popular area destinations including a winery, Ye Olde Mill, Longaberger Home Office and golf courses. Bike Rentals from $25 - $40 NATIONAL TRAIL RACEWAY 2650 National Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-5706 www.nationaltrailraceway.com National Trail Raceway, the nation's fastest drag race facilities, features all classes of competition each weekend from late April through October and Wednesday night events too. Spectators thrill to the excitement of finely tuned machines as they roar down the quarter mile asphalt strip at record-breaking speeds. Take I-70 to State Route 37 north to State Route 40. PARK LANES BOWLING CENTER 701 Hopewell Dr. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-2101 www.parkbowl.net The 32-lane facility features a full pro shop, game room, billiards room, banquet room, snack bar and lounge. It also offers winter and summer leagues. Lanes for non-leaguers are available every day. Good times to spare. HEATH CITY WATER PARK BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL AND PUTTERZ 971 Mount Vernon Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-HITS (4487) www.bigleaguebaseballnewark.com/ Enjoy a round of Putt Putt golf, practice your swing at the indoor batting cages or learn how to improve with private instruction. Looking for uniforms or trophies? Big League Baseball and Putterz has it all! 1287 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-4049 www.heathohio.gov The complex has a diving tank, an Olympic pool, a learning tank, 3 meter and 1 meter diving boards, basketball courts, playground unit and a shade shelter. The pool complex features a 30 foot speed slide with 65 to 70 degree drop, a 30 foot high water slide that is 229 feet long, two drop slides 17 feet high with a 40 degree drop, a lazy river 10 foot wide by 660 feet long, a 5,500 sq.ft water playground with an interactive play unit, tumble buckets, water cannons, and lemon drops, a spray ground that features spray bars and geysers, and "funbrellas" for sun protection. PATASKALA SWIMMING POOL Twp. Road Pataskala, Ohio 43004 (740) 964-6522 A refreshing way to spend the day. REDSKIN BOWLING LANES & PIZZA PUB 100 N. Washington St. Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-2000 Knock over some pins and nosh on some pie. COCO KEY WATER RESORT AT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE JOHNSTOWN LANES ROLL-A-WAY SKATING CENTER 600 W. Church St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-4733 Have some fun on wheels. 2299 Cherry Valley Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1200 (800) 788-8008 www.cocokeywaterresort.com CoCo Key Water Resort is a splashy indoor water resort featuring more than 26 143 Edwards Rd. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-9010 Enjoy 10 bowling lanes while snacking on pizza and wings, along with 31 types of beer. 800.589.8224 www.escapetolickingcounty.com GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Eat 150 Years of Echoes and Remembrance � the Civil War and Licking County You wind along the township road, curving back and forth with a rhythm that can only be explained by a history that begins long before automobiles and engines were the rule. Another wooded bend, and a bright flag bearing a glass of wine flutters next to a vast stone, carved to reassure you that, yes, you've found "The Winery at Otter Creek." Crunching off the asphalt, you enter the surrounding woods, and the track arches up to cross on wooden beams a watercourse you can only assume is Otter Creek itself (and it is). Over the stream, and on to a fork where the hillside between the two roads is lined, row by row up above you, with vines curling and straining as if to catch the best of the sunlight coming down. You're barely minutes away from almost any spot in Licking County or Columbus, but you can already feel yourself slowing down, and your thoughts going to Tuscany or Provence or some sunny hillside you've always imagined: but you're right here in Licking County. Jeff Chrisman, one of the four owners and vintners here, has a family tie to the land; his grandmother grew up here. As he talks about the journey back to this place, and what barn gave up which piece of wormy chestnut that now makes a glowingly beautiful countertop, you can feel the connections. The doors of the tasting room, the beams overhead, all bring some history into this building that the owners themselves erected just a few years ago. Outside, there's a different sort of connection in the planters by the walk; they're 185 gallon cypress wine vats, picked up from what was once Willow Hill Winery where now is Columbus International Airport. After long service at that historic Ohio winery, they still are part of wine making here at Otter Creek. There's something about wine that lends itself to that kind of intertwined reality, when the seasons and the sunlight and the process of crushing and fermentation put the essence of a year now past into a glass in your hand. Out on the patios behind the tasting room, overlooking a pond central to the different slopes of grapevine all about, you feel a connection to the land yourself as you sip, and think about which of their varieties you'll take home. The Traminette and Catawba wines are very popular, but whether for tasting samplers for enjoying the atmosphere on site sip by sip, or to buy a case to take home, all ten varieties are quite popular. They make all the wine they sell at The Winery at Otter Creek; most of the grapes are grown there, as well, except for the chardonnay and cabernet varieties that don't find Ohio winters all that welcoming. "I'm just trying to make wine in central Ohio," says Jeff modestly, but the Chrisman and Evans families are making something more, here by the banks of Otter Creek in Licking County. For hours and special events, including musical entertainment, check their website at www.thewineryatottercreek.com Try not to get lost in the pictures. Go on out and see it for yourself! WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM EAT 27 ADORNETTO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT BANBURY CROSS TEA ROOM 250 Goosepond Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-5999 www.adornettos.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / Italian Taste what made-from-scratch, Italian Cuisine really tastes like. BAKE-N-BREW 1285 Log Pond Dr. Ste 160 Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-2739 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American There is always something new at Baken-Brew featuring a full service, family friendly deli style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Private banquet room and catering also available. Bake-N-Brew offers a selection of daily specials. 5176 Walnut Rd. Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-2748 www.banburycrosstearoom.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch / American Wednesday through Saturday Step over the pond and into a parlor in Great Britain at high tea. All of the teas, china, Pimpernel placements, gifts and pantry items are imported from the UK and afternoon tea is served with real Devon clotted cream, homemade scones, four types of sandwiches and Cadbury chocolate biscuits. The high tea is by reservation only. BREWS CAFE AND BREWS TOO 116 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0249 www.brewscafe.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner / American Offering more than 200 types of beer, a casual atmosphere and great food, plus live music on Saturdays. BROADWAY PUB THE BAKERY AT LONGABERGER HOMESTEAD 5563 Raiders Road Frazeysburg, Ohio 44619 (740) 322-5588 www.longaberger.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert / American Perk up at The Bakery with Starbucks coffee or choose from select specialty drinks. The Bakery also offers light breakfast treats, mid-day snacks of fresh fruit and fresh-baked treats to take home with you. Located on the first floor of the Homestead Shop. 126 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0252 Average Dining Rates - Under $10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner / American Choose from premium deli sandwiches, house made soups, seasonal salads, Angus burgers, great appetizers, pasta, entree dishes and now offering a full service bar! BUCKINGHAM MEETING HOUSE VETERANS' PARK THE BARN LOFT AT LONGABERGER HOMESTEAD 5563 Raiders Road Frazeysburg, Ohio 44619 (740) 322-5588 www.longaberger.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert / American Shopping, touring, golfing and having fun always seems to build up an appetite. At The Barn Loft, take a break, relax, and watch some TV as you enjoy a quick snack. Located on the second floor of The Crawford BarnTM, The Barn Loft is the place to find hand-dipped Velvet ice cream. 28 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 6th & Main Street Newark, Ohio 43058 (740) 344-2231 (Doug's FarSide Catering) or 345-6934 (The Buckingham Meeting House) www.lchsohio.org Average Dining Rates - $11-$20 Delivery: Yes Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner / Dessert, American, Mexican, Italian, Sandwiches, Steak, Tex-Mex, Fine Dining The Licking County Historical Society, and Doug's FarSide Catering, invite you to plan your next catered event at the Buckingham Meeting House. This beautiful, historic home is the perfect, intimate venue for a variety of events-- from Meetings, Workshops, or "After-Hours" Events, to Breakfasts or Brunch, Luncheons, Parties, Receptions, Weddings, Reunions and more. The Buckingham Meeting House provides a perfect setting for your celebration. Call to schedule an appointment, or stop by to pick up a "planning packet" at the LCHS Buckingham House office. BUXTON INN 313 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0001 www.buxtoninn.com Average Dining Rates - $11-$20 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / Fine Dining Built in 1812 as a tavern with overnight rooms at the crossroads of the old north/ south, east/west stagecoach roads serving central Ohio, the Buxton Inn offers full service fine dining restaurant serving lunch and dinner, Tuesday - Sunday. Ohio's oldest continuously operated Inn in its original building. Twenty five antique filled overnight guestrooms, meeting and banquet facilities available. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Late Night, American and French cuisine, alcohol available, handicap accessible, smoke free, children's menu. Lunch, Dinner / Italian Christy's offers a wide variety of pasta, pizza, subs, salads and appetizers. CLAY'S CAFE AND CATERING CARMEN'S PIZZA 106 West National Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9291 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: Yes Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / American, Sandwiches Locally owned pizza shop. Dine in or take out available. California style crust made daily, fresh ingredients and home made sauce. Daily specials, closed Tuesday. CATFISH CHARLEY'S 11048 Hebron Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-7174 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner / American, Italian Family restaurant, more than just pizza; appetizers, Italian dinners, pizza, subs, salads, full bar and patio. CHRISTY'S PIZZA 15 E. Church St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9214 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery Yes Take Out Yes Outdoor Seating No 808 West Main St. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 929-2529 www.clayscafe.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery No Take Out No Outdoor Seating No Lunch, Dinner / Italian DRAFT HOUSE Family owned restaurant serving pizza, 15 W. Main St. subs, Stromboli, sandwiches & 32 flavors Newark, Ohio 43055 of hand dipped Ice-cream. (740) 345-9380 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 COUNTRY CUPBOARD Delivery: No 28 S. Third St. Take Out: No Newark, Ohio 43055 Outdoor Seating: No (740) 345-3341 Lunch, Dinner / American Average Dining Rates - $5 - $10 Enjoy homemade burgers, soups and Delivery: No friendly service. Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No THE EATERY Lunch, Dinner / American 44 W. Locust St. This restaurant has more than 100 items Newark, Ohio 43055 in its extensive salad bar. Deli sandwich- (740) 345-8000 es, soups, baked potatoes and dessert Average Dining Rates - Under $5 are also available. Delivery: No Take Out: Yes COTTAGE RESTAURANT Outdoor Seating: No 2710 W. High St. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American Hanover, Ohio 43055 Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 8:00PM (740) 763-3636 Sunday 7:00AM - 2:00PM Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Home-cooked food, homemade desDelivery: No serts, fresh-ground sausage and hamTake Out: Yes burgers. Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American ELM'S PIZZA PARLOR Casual dining, home-cooked food, daily 113 E. Elm Street special, catering, cake decorating and Granville, Ohio 43023 carryout. (740) 587-1032 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 DAISY'S DINER Delivery: No 3 W. Church St. Take Out: Yes Newark, Ohio 43055 Outdoor Seating: No (740) 349-5099 Lunch, Brunch / American Average Rates - $5-$10 Family operated for 26 years, Elm's Pizza Delivery: No offers carry-out, dine in and delivery. Take Out: Yes The menu includes pizza, subs, StromOutdoor Seating: No boli, french breads, lasagna, spaghetti Breakfast, Lunch / American and more. Specials everyday at lunch. Daisy's club and croissant sandwiches are popular lunch items, as well as hamburg- GARFIELD'S RESTAURANT & PUB ers and cheeseburgers. 771 S. 30th St. Heath, Ohio 43056 DAL-CIELO (740) 522-4566 5 N. Third St. www.garfields.net Newark, Ohio 43055 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM EAT (740) 349-9590 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / Italian Located in a 120-year-old historic building, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine, including pastas and specialty pizza, plus a wide range of wines and cocktails. Also a bar with seating. Children's menu offered. 29 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner / American Garfield's offers a huge menu featuring memorable sandwiches and grilled entrees. GOLDEN WOK 22 1/2 N. Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-7050 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch Dinner / Chinese This authentic Chinese restaurant has been in Newark for more than 30 years. Menu includes hot-and-sour shrimp, war siu gui, moo goo steak kew and the traditional egg rolls and hot-and-sour soup. Delivery: No Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: Yes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert / American, Fine Dining Granville Inn is a historic English manor inn, and a landmark, in the heart of Granville, Ohio. The restaurant has become a destination for food lovers throughout central Ohio winning praise and awards including a "Best New Restaurant" by Columbus Monthly magazine, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2005 and Consumers' Choice Award 2005. GRILL AT THE WORKS, DELI AND CATERING www.longaberger.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert / American Shopping, touring, golfing and having fun always seems to build up an appetite. At Longaberger Homestead we offer a variety of restaurants to help keep you going. A good home cooked meal starts here at the Homestead Restaurant! Like almost everything else on this menu, all entrees are made from scratch. They include your choice of two side dishes and a roll with Honey Butter. GRANVILLE INN 314 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3333 (888) 472-6855 www.granvilleinn.com Average Dining Rates - $11-$20 50 S. Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-0015 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch / Sandwiches Huge deli sandwiches, fresh soups, ice cream and more, plus catering for all occasions. HOT SPOT COFFEE HOUSE THE GRILL ON 21ST STREET 94 W. Coshocton St. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-7768 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American A fun coffee shop with relaxing atmosphere and specialty drinks, including lattes and teas, plus pastries and bagels. N 50's Family Restaurant 1671 North 21st. Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 364-0353 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner / American Everything from great steaks to pizza in a fun, casual atmosphere with live entertainment on weekends, plus a great summer patio. JACKTOWN PUB 6820 National Road S.E. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 323-4812 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: Yes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American A casual bar with a variety of dining options. THE GRILL'S CHOP HOUSE 10 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-2467 Average Dining Rates - $11-$20 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / American, Fine Dining Fresh fish and lunch specials daily, in addition to steaks, seafood, lamb, chicken, and pasta dishes. JOHNSTOWN FAMILY RESTAURANT HOMESTEAD RESTAURANT AT LONGABERGER 5563 Raiders Road Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822 (740) 322-5588 30 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 65 West Coshocton Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-0333 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner / American A family style restaurant that serves breakfast all day, and offers an extensive lunch menu. THE JUNTO CLUB RESTAURANT 925 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0281 www.juntoclubrestaurant.com/ Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner / American, Sandwiches The Junto Club menu has signature appetizers and sandwiches in addition to a "build your own" section to create a sandwich or salad to your exact liking. The menu has something for everyone and also a children's menu. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American Hearty breakfasts plus delicious lunch and dinner fare. THE LODGE PUB AT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE JOSIE'S FROZEN YOGURT 645 South 30th Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 348-5147 Average Dining Rates- $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Dessert Now you can enjoy the great taste of Josie's in Ohio. 2299 Cherry Valley Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1200 (800) 788-8008 www.cherryvalleylodge.com Average Dining Rates - $11-$20 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / Global Mark a special occasion, make dining an experience or just sit, relax, have a cocktail and enjoy the ambiance. The Lodge Pub offers a delicious menu for lunch and dinner, complete with a full bar. YE OLDE MILL Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Brunch, Dinner / American This family restaurant with a full bar features delicious home-cooked meals at affordable prices. All legal beverages available. Come for the food, stay for the fun! NONA WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT 128 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-5295 Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: No Dinner / Italian Nona specializes in Italian cheeses, meats, wines and multi-course Tuscan dinners. Meals are served in a leisurely, relaxed style. KANJI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE 661 S. 30th St. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8775 www.kanjiohio.com Average Dining Rates - $10-$20 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Open for quick lunch break or to celebrate a special occasion. Come join us to enjoy a delicious meal cooked right in NUTCRACKER 50'S FAMILY front of you. Whether you want specialty RESTAURANT sushi, hibachi or take out, we are here to 63 E. Broad Street ( SR 16 & 310) Pataskala, Ohio 43062 make this a fun-filled experience. (740) 964-0056 www.nutcrackerpataskala.com LA PALOMA RESTAURANT Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 19 S. Park Place Delivery: No Newark, Ohio 43055 Take Out: No (740) 366-6118 Outdoor Seating: No Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert / Delivery: No American Take Out: Yes A 50's style family diner with a lot to see, Outdoor Seating: No feel and enjoy! Large selection of seaLunch, Dinner / Mexican food. Breakfast served all day everyday Excellent Mexican food in a fun, casual except Friday nights. All you can eat daily atmosphere. specials. Nutcracker has expanded with the addition of a Party room. The 50+ LANCER'S INN person room can be used for private par139 West Main Street ties or as a meeting room. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-7182 PIONEER RESTAURANT Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 50 W. Columbus Rd Delivery: No Utica, Ohio 43080 Take Out: No (740) 892-2087 Outdoor Seating: No PIZZA COTTAGE Buckeye Lake - 4592 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-1144 Newark - 969 Mt. Vernon Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 3665747 www.pizza-cottage.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / Italian Enjoy delicious meals and a fun atmosphere including TVs, beer, great pizza, Italian cuisine, sports bar. 935 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7266 www.riverroadcoffeehouse.com Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert / American Specialty coffee and espresso drinks are served with fresh pastries and bagels. WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM EAT 31 RIVER ROAD COFFEE HOUSE GRANVILLE Enjoy the hospitality of an 1850's Victorian farmhouse and three-level deck overlooking Lake Hudson in Granville. RIVER ROAD COFFEE HOUSE NEWARK Fine dining that celebrates the diversity of dishes that Ernest Hemingway experienced on his journeys throughout the world. An extensive wine list features more than 100 wines. SUNFLOWER'S RESTAURANT AT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE 973 N. 21 St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-3356 www.riverroadcoffeehouse.com Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert / American Specialty coffee and espresso drinks are served with fresh pastries and bagels. Enjoy the hospitality of the Newark location or visit us at the Granville location at 935 River Road, Granville, Ohio. SKORPIOS GYROS 112 East Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6292 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert / Greek Greek carry out with menu options including Greek salads, gyros, dips, baklava, and much more. 2299 Cherry Valley Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1200 (800) 788-8008 www.cherryvalleylodge.com Average Dining Rates Under $30 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American A relaxed and sophisticated ambiance gives the Sunflower's Restaurant at Cherry Valley Lodge a casually elegant atmosphere. SWEETS ON THE SQUARE THE SOUP LOFT ROOSTER'S NEWARK 1414 N. 21 street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-8716 www.roosterswings.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / American A fun, casual family restaurant. Choose from wings, burgers, salads, sandwiches and pizzas along with a full bar. Happy hour drink and appetizer specials. ROUTE 62 BARBECUE 580 W. Coshocton Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-2462 www.62bbq.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Cuisine American Johnstown BBQ joint serving tender barbecue in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. This family-owned restaurant features hickory-smoked meats, homemade sides, pies and seasonal specials. SHORT STORY BRASSERIE 923 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0281 www.theshortstoryrestaurant.com Average Dining Rates - $21+ Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Dinner, Dessert / European, American, Fine Dining 32 138 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) - 587-1284 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / American The unique quality of homemade soups, salads and bread served comes not only from its taste, but also from its nutritional THE VILLAGE BAKER value. We select fresh ingredients while 212 S. Main St. limiting the use of preservatives. Daily Granville, Ohio 43023 vegetarian offerings. (740) 587-0511 www.village-baker.com STACEY'S HOME-STYLE BUFFET Average Dining Rates - Under $5 833 S. 30th St. Delivery: No Heath, Ohio 43056 Take Out: Yes (740) 522-3317 Outdoor Seating: No Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Dessert / American Delivery: No Indulge in freshly baked goods and a full Take Out: No line of beverages. Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / American VILLAGE COFFEE CO. Full buffet offering poultry, pork, beef 132 E. Broadway and seafood, plus the largest weekend Granville, Ohio 43023 breakfast variety in Licking County. (740) 587-4940 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 STONE BROS. PIZZA Delivery: No 417 Mt. Vernon Rd. Take Out: Yes Newark, Ohio 43055 Outdoor Seating: Yes (740) 322-6448 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert / Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 American, Sandwiches Delivery: No Village Coffee Company is located in Take Out: Yes the heart of Granville. Serving coffee, Outdoor Seating: No espresso drinks, sandwiches, salads, Lunch, Dinner / Italian Known for phenomenal pizzas made with soups, pastries, bagels, breakfast sandfresh ingredients. wiches and more. 23b South Park Place Hartford Village, Ohio 44424 (740) 893-BUNS Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Breakfast, Lunch / American Casual dining in the new Twyford building on the square. Enjoy a giant "incredibun" cinnamon bun, pastries, break, light lunches and Stauf's coffee. GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU WHIT'S FROZEN CUSTARD 138 E Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3620 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: Yes Lunch, Dinner, Dessert / American, Sandwiches Gourmet frozen custard, hot dogs, sandwiches, frozen cakes, pies and more. VELVET ICE CREAM - HOME OF YE OLDE MILL 11324 Mount Vernon Road Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-3921 (800) 589-5000 www.velveticecream.com Average Dining Rates - $5-$10 Delivery: No Take Out: No Outdoor Seating: Yes Sandwiches / American An 1800's historic gristmill converted into an ice cream parlor and restaurant. Light soups and sandwiches are also available. Open May � October. NUTCRACKER FAMILY RESTAURANT BUCKEYE WINERY 25 North Third St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-9463 www.buckeyewinery.com Located in beautiful downtown Newark on the Northwest side of the courthouse square, Buckeye Winery makes more than 25 wines from juices brought in from vineyards all over the world. From Dry wines to Sweet, you are sure to find a wine that will satisfy your taste. There are even Ice Wines that are always a favorite! Come in and taste wines by sample or glass. Wines can also be purchased by the bottle or case. Thornville, Ohio 43076 (740) 928-2667 www.papaboos.com Enjoy beautiful views of Buckeye Lake while eating delicious Cristy's Pizza. THE PLACE OFF THE SQUARE CAFE AND LOUNGE 50 North Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6455 www.longaberger.com/thePlace.aspx Casual lounge featuring a full menu of beer, wine and liquor. YESTERDAY'S PUB 78 Wilson St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8009 Average Dining Rates - Under $5 Delivery: No Take Out: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Lunch, Dinner / American, Sandwiches A family restaurant offering great food at moderate prices. Gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, steaks and fantastic seafood, featuring authentic Maryland crab cakes. Located one block south of the Heisey Glass museum. SCOOTERS SPORTS BAR BUXTON TAVERN 510 E Broad Street Pataskala, Ohio 43004 (740) 927-0013 CAPTAIN WOODY'S PUB AND GRUB Come enjoy good food, low-priced drinks, a fun atmosphere, pool, corn10055 Avondale Road hole, NTN, Keno, Lottery and DJ on Thornville, Ohio 43076 weekends. (740) 928-2400 www.captnwoodys.com BEACHRIDGE LOUNGE Enjoy special events and bands as well as THE WINERY AT OTTER CREEK 10880 Milldam Rd. 5291 Bennington Chapel Rd. a great dinner menu. Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 929-3627 (740) 892-2199 MANOR HOUSE BAR AND GRILL Full menu of pizzas, subs, burgers, fries www.thewineryatottercreek.com 300 S. 30th St. and more. Every Thursday is 50-cent Bring a picnic basket of food, enjoy the Newark, Ohio 43055 wing night with 14 flavors. Enjoy adult fire, light jazz or blues music, the beautibeverages, pool tables, dartboards and a (740) 522-2401 ful views and a bottle of wine. Situated patio with corn-hole, blind-draw darts on Weekend entertainment and spirits. on 120 acres of farmland, The Winery Wednesday, karaoke on Friday and live at Otter Creek offers guests a beautiful PAPA BOO'S bands on Saturday, plus a large dance location. 11356 Avondale Road floor. 313 Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0001 www.buxtoninn.com Old-fashioned tavern with casual fare food served. 4675 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-6260 Sports and spirits served here. VIP BAR AND GRILL NIGHT LIFE WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM NIGHTLIFE 33 Meet DAVIS�SHAI H ' 150 Years of Echoes and Remembrance � the Civil War and Licking County THE 150YEARS! OUSE S 150 years ago, Jackson Davis built a beautiful rural farmhouse along the Ohio & Erie Canal. This Gothic Revival brick home was long a landmark for first canal boats, then for horse drawn carts along the towpath up from the Licking Summit reservoir (now Buckeye Lake), then for cars zipping through the 20th century, back from the drive-in theater south of Heath. By 1995, the house was hemmed in by multiple lanes of traffic and increased demand for retail along Route 79. It looked as if another historic gem would be lost in the dustbin of history. What happened instead was a remarkable public private partnership, where the Shai family and the City of Heath worked together to preserve and relocate this wonderful building. One bright spring morning in 1996 it began heading due west of its former site, over a mile away to a new home at 301 Central Parkway. Re-established on literally a more solid foundation, the Davis-Shai House became a meeting place and activity hub for the Heath community that had long looked for a shared center point. Volunteers began to plan events, to raise funds for further enhancement and renewal of the building, so soon their Victorian Christmas Open Houses, Valentine's Day teas, and other history-themed luncheons led to the formation of the Heath Community Arts Council, which manages the facility and co-ordinates fundraising. Their most recent success was made both necessary and possible 34 by the amazing growth of interest in their programs: a major expansion just concluded, dedicated in 2010 with an elevator, new meeting rooms, and a tripling of both their kitchen and banqueting space. The Fairview Room can seat up to 140, and along with additional smaller rooms and fully accessible restrooms, the possibilities are nearly endless. Modern amenities, up to and including the latest communications technology, warmly co-exists with a classic structure that honors local history and heritage. Heath's official "historic landmark" structure, so congenial within, has also been beautified without by an unprecedented public effort � most of the landscaping recently installed came about as the result of a special grant, earned through an internet campaign where local residents showed their support of the Davis-Shai House in sufficient numbers to earn an additional $250,000. This internet campaign finished out the dreams of the council members in a way that was beyond their imagining just a few years ago � let alone what Jackson Davis might have imagined in 1861! At their website www.davisshaihouse.com the Heath Community Arts Council maintains a schedule of upcoming events and programs, both daytime and evening activities, planned for both children and senior groups � see the schedule for details. They also welcome community groups or businesses interested in using the facility for their meetings, by arrangement. GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU BEST WESTERN LAKEWOOD INN 122 Arrowhead Blvd. Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-1800 (800) 528-1234 www.bestwestern.com/lakewoodinn # of Rooms 70 # of Suites 7 # of Meeting Rooms 1 Largest Meeting Room 550 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 40 Classroom Capacity 24 Banquet Style Capacity 30 Reception Style Capacity 30 Overhead projector and screen, VCR, flip chart, coffee, water and box lunches available. www.lchsohio.org # of Meeting Rooms 1 Largest Meeting Room 650 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 75 Classroom Capacity 75-100 Banquet Style Capacity 75-100 Reception Style Capacity 75-100 Historical private mansion with a beautiful courtyard for outdoor seating, a tent area and wedding space. In-house catering and private parking available. Beautiful setting in Veteran's Park. THE BUXTON INN BRYN DU MANSION 537 Jones Rd. Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7053 www.bryndu.com # of Meeting Rooms Fieldhouse 1, Mansion 5 Largest Meeting Room 7200/800 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 500/100 Classroom Capacity 250/40 Banquet Style Capacity 350/70 Reception Style Capacity 350/125 Old-world charm meets modern convenience with event and meeting space for 15 - 500. There are meeting rooms for corporate use, plenty of breakout space and extensive grounds for tents, teambuilding and recreational activities. 313 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0001 www.buxtoninn.com # of Rooms 25 # of Suites 7 # of Meeting Rooms 7 Largest Meeting Room 650 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 40 Classroom Capacity 25 Banquet Style Capacity 30 Reception Style Capacity 30 Closed Monday The Buxton Inn, built in 1812 is Ohio's oldest continuously operated Inn in it's original building. Formal gardens, picturesque fountains and porches create an idyllic atmosphere for a romantic weekend, a relaxing family visit or a business event. Offers fine dining and on-site pub/tavern. (740) 966-5533 (866) 966-5533 # of Meeting Rooms 1 Largest Meeting Room 1200 Sq. Ft. Reception Style Capacity 175 There is also a banquet space with seating from 25 - 175. Full service bar available. Ideal for business meetings, weddings and church events. 500 Highland Blvd. Newark, Ohio 43055 2300 Cherry Valley Road BUCKEYE WINERY (740) 344-1800 Newark, Ohio 43056 25 North Third St. (800) 321-2211 (740) 788-1280 Newark, Ohio 43055 www.courtyardnewarkohio.com (800) 788-8009 (740) 788-9463 # of Rooms 81 www.cherryvalleylodge.com (800) 877-9463 # of Suites 3 # of Rooms 200 www.buckeyewinery.com # of Meeting Rooms 1 # of Suites 16 # of Meeting Rooms 2 Largest Meeting Room 729 Sq. Ft. # of Meeting Rooms 14 Largest Meeting Room 25 Theatre Style Capacity 40 Largest Meeting Room 5423 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 50 Classroom Capacity 30 Theatre Style Capacity 600 Classroom Capacity 30 Banquet Style Capacity 40 Classroom Capacity 250 Banquet Style Capacity 25 Reception Style Capacity 40 Banquet Style Capacity 360 Reception Style Capacity 50 Conference room has a white board and Reception Style Capacity 500 Buckeye Winery produces and offers screen, plus wireless high-speed internet. Conference and banquet facilities acwines from vineyards worldwide. From The Courtyard by Marriott in Newark is commodate groups of five to 500 people where you will find great service and a dry to sweet, Buckeye Winery is sure to with full-service catering. Offers on-site friendly staff. We surround travelers with have a wine that will satisfy everyone's taste. Stop by to purchase some wine or restaurants and lounges, valet service the conveniences that make travel easy. make your own. Meeting rooms available Banyan Leaf Spa and Salon and over sized guest rooms all located on 18 acres CRYSTAL BALLROOM by reservations. of the Granville / Newark border. 29 W. Church St. BUCKINGHAM HOUSE Newark, Ohio 43055 CLOVER VALLEY GOLF CLUB 6 N. Sixth St. (740) 366-6754 8644 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 # of Meeting Rooms 2 Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 345-4898 Largest Meeting Room 4000 Sq. Ft. COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CHERRY VALLEY LODGE WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM MEET 35 Come explore the ancient world of the Ohio Valley. Visit Newark Earthworks. Theatre Style Capacity 300 Classroom Capacity 225 Banquet Style Capacity 225 Reception Style Capacity 300 Historic ballroom with ornate plaster, hardwood floors, a full stage, a mezzanine with overlook, plus the facility offers privacy and in-house catering. DAVIS-SHAI HOUSE Stand among what was the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world. Built 2,000 years ago by the Hopwell culture, this architectural wonder was part cathedral, part cemetery, and part astronomical observatory. Visit three major segments: Great Circle, Octagon and Wright Earthworks. OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Newark Earthworks 455 Hebron Rd., Heath, Ohio 43056 800-589-8224 | www.ohiohistory.org 301 Central Pkwy. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8942 www.davisshaihouse.com # of Meeting Rooms 7 Largest Meeting Room 1658 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 180 Classroom Capacity 125 Banquet Style Capacity 140 Reception Style Capacity 180 Historical Victorian-style cultural arts and rental facility offers privacy and inhouse catering, parking, a veranda with seating and beautiful garden setting. The facility is in close proximity to shopping, restaurants, hotels, parks, major highways and an airport. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 323-2355 (800) 44-DAWES www.dawesarb.org # of Meeting Rooms 2 Largest Meeting Room 600 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 100 Classroom Capacity 100 Banquet Style Capacity 100 Reception Style Capacity 100 Audio-visual equipment, podium, catering and kitchen facility available, plus glass walls to view the exquisite landscape. GRANVILLE INN THE DAWES ARBORETUM 7770 Jacksontown Rd. S.E. 314 E. Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3333 (800)472-6855 www.granvilleinn.com # of Rooms 27 # of Suites 3 # of Meeting Rooms 6 Largest Meeting Room 2400 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 250 Classroom Capacity 250 Banquet Style Capacity 200 Reception Style Capacity 200 The historic English Manor's intimate DISCOVERY ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION AMUSEMENT 14028 Fairgrounds Road Croton, Ohio 43013 www.hartfordfair.com (740)893-4881 36 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU atmosphere and Old-World charm provide a unique location for meetings and conferences. Services include an on-site restaurant and bar, guest rooms and catering services. Convenient to shopping, golf and major attractions. cial events, business meetings, outings or weddings. Clubhouse restaurant is open to the public, with indoor and outdoor options available. LOU & GIB REESE ICE ARENA HAMPTON INN 1008 Hebron Rd. Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8991 (800) 426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com # of Rooms 76 # of Suites 5 # of Meeting Rooms 1 Largest Meeting Room 600 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 60 Classroom Capacity 30 Banquet Style Capacity 30 Reception Style Capacity 65 Features wireless high-speed Internet, a business center and exercise facility, In room coffee makers, speakerphones and fresh fruit, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available 24 hours a day, plus a full continental breakfast. 936 Sharon Valley Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-6784 www.newarkicearena.com # of Meeting Rooms 2 Largest Meeting Room 520 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 50 Classroom Capacity 30 Banquet Style Capacity 40 Reception Style Capacity 1500 Food service and free wireless Internet available. Arena area may be rented offseason. MIDLAND THEATRE THE JOHN GILBERT REESE CENTER 1179 University Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 364-9572 (866) 767-3373 www.thereesecenter.com # of Meeting Rooms 15 Largest Meeting Room 5500 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 400 Classroom Capacity 252 Banquet Style Capacity 312 Reception Style Capacity 500 The ultimate for meetings, conferences and conventions, The Reese Center combines state-of-the art technology with the bests in-conference facilities and amenities for meeting planners and attendees. Conveniently located near hotels, restaurants, attractions and shopping. 36 N. Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-5483 www.midlandtheatre.org # of Meeting Rooms 3 Largest Meeting Room Theatre Style Capacity 1241 Sq. Ft. Classroom Capacity 30 Banquet Style Capacity 100 Reception Style Capacity 150 Experience on-stage meetings or meal functions for 25-100 people. Professional state-of-the art theatre sound, staging, lighting, video production, full-stage and smaller screens available. GRANVILLE GOLF COURSE # of Meeting Rooms 2 Largest Meeting Room 750 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity Classroom Capacity 60 Banquet Style Capacity 60 Reception Style Capacity 60 Located in a charming barn with a stateof-the art kitchen and accommodations for 60 people. Also provides hands-on cooking classes and corporate teambuilding activities. THE PLACE OFF THE SQUARE LONGABERGER GOLF COURSE AND CLUB HOUSE 1 Long Dr. Nashport, Ohio 43830 (740) 763-1100 www.longabergergolfclub.com # of Meeting Rooms 7 Largest Meeting Room 3461 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 300 Classroom Capacity 300 Banquet Style Capacity 300 Reception Style Capacity 300 Perfect setting for banquets, parties, so- 50 N. South St. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6455 www.theplaceoffthesquare.com # of Rooms 117 # of Suites 1 # of Meeting Rooms 5 Largest Meeting Room 4200 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 300 Classroom Capacity 200 Banquet Style Capacity 250 Reception Style Capacity 1000 Free high-speed Internet, free continental breakfast, rooms with micro-fridges, lounge and catering. Perfect full service hotel for your next conference or reunion. THE WORKS WOODHAVEN FARM 11401 Woodhaven Rd. Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (614) 470-2665 - (740) 967-0076 www.woodhavenfarm.com 55 S. First St Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9277 www.attheworks.org # of Meeting Rooms 1 Largest Meeting Room 1536 Sq. Ft. Theatre Style Capacity 100 Classroom Capacity 50 Banquet Style Capacity 80 Reception Style Capacity 80 Podium and microphone, free Internet access, wall mounted dry erase board, projection screen, public address system with background music capability served by CD player, plus kitchen equipped with refrigerator, microwave and stove. 37 WWW.ESCAPETOLICKINGCOUNTY.COM MEET 2011 Events FEB. 12: CANDLELIGHT AND ROSES Davis-Shai House, 301 Central Pkwy., Heath, 43056 (740) 788-8942, www.davisshaihouse.com Buckingham Mouse, 6 N. Sixth St. Newark, 43055 (740) 345-4898, www.lchsohio.org MAY 14: DOO WOP WITH THE DRIFTERS, THE MARCELS & THE VOGUES Midland Theatre, 36 N. Park Pl. Newark, 43055 (740) 345-5483, www.midlandtheatre.org JULY 16: NIGHT OF THUNDER National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com FEB. 19: CIVIL WAR "MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE" MAY 20-22: CHRYSLER CLASSIC National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com JULY 29-31: BUICK PERFORMANCE GROUP NATIONALS National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com FEBRUARY 27: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY � NEWARK GRANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Midland Theatre, 36 N. Park Pl. Newark, 43055 (740) 345-5483, www.midlandtheatre.org MAY 28 - 30: UTICA OLDE FASHIONED ICE CREAM FESTIVAL Ye Olde Mill � Home of Velvet Ice Cream 11324 Mt. Vernon Rd., Utica, 43080, (800) 589-5000 www.velveticecream.com AUGUST 7 � 13: THE HARTFORD FAIR, Croton Fairgrounds Croton Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd. Croton, 43013 (740) 893-4881, www.hartfordfair.com APRIL 17: CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATION KICKOFF Licking County Historical Society (740) 348-4898 AUGUST 12-14: MOPAR NATIONALS National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com JUNE 4: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIESEL MOTORSPORTS National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com APRIL 22: DINO DIG AND LUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY William C. Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Rd., Newark, 43056 (740) 587-2535, www.lickingparkdistrict.com AUGUST 28: IMPORT FACE-OFF National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com JUNE 11: THE DAWES ARBORETUM'S OHIO REGIONAL BONSAI SHOW The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd. Newark, 43056 (740) 323-2355, www.dawesarb.org SEPT. 2 � 5: FLINT RIDGE KNAP � IN Flint Ridge, 7091 Brownsville Rd. Glenford, 43739 (740) 670-5126, www.ohiohistory.org APRIL 29: BONEY JAMES Midland Theatre, 36 N. Park Pl. Newark, 43055 (740) 345-5483, www.midlandtheatre.org JUNE 11 � 13: GRANVILLE ART AFFAIR & WINE FESTIVAL Bryn Du Manison, 537 Jones Rd., Granville, 43023 (614) 579-5743, www.granvilleartaffair.com SEPT. 2-4: NATIONAL MUSTANG RACERS ASSOC. National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2011, THE BUCKEYE CUP Youth soccer tournament, hosted by Newark Area Soccer Association. (740) 366-7033 JUNE 10 -12: CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT Newark Earthworks, 455 Hebron Rd. Heath, 43056 (740) 345-8224, www.escapetolickingcounty.com/civilwar SEPT 23-25: JEGS NORTHERN SPORTSNATIONALS National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com APRIL 30: ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd. Newark, 43056 (740) 323-2355, www.dawesarb.org JULY 8: GOODGUYS National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd., Hebron, 43025 (740) 928-5706, www.nationaltrailraceway.com TRAVEL TIP When traveling with young children, pack inexpensive toys that if lost, would not be a big deal. Ongoing Events MAY � OCT.: BUCKEYE LAKE BOAT TOURS Buckeye Lake State Park, 26 Park Dr. 43008 (740) 928-1998, www.buckeyelakehistory.org JAN. � MARCH ANDOCT.- DEC.: CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark, 43055 (740) 349-9277 JUNE � SEPT.: COLUMBUS POLO CLUB MATCHES Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, 43023 (740) 587-7053 EACH TUESDAY, JUNE � NOVEMBER: TERRIFIC TUESDAYS AT LONGABERGER HOMESTEAD Longaberger Homestead, 5563 Raiders Rd. Frazysburg, Ohio 43822 (740) 322-5588, www.longaberger.com JUNE - SEPT.: MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD The Works, 55 S. First St., Newark, 43055 (740) 349-9277 38 GREATER LICKING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID COLUMBUS, OH PERMIT NO. 2609 See Historic Buckeye Lake The Way the Locals See it... by Boat! Hop Aboard a Pontoon Boat or the Queen of the Lake II, a 40 passenger Tour Boat and take a Tour of Historic Cranberry Bog or Cruise the Shoreline of Beautiful Buckeye Lake with a Local Captain. Tours and Cruises are available May through September, Special rates for seniors and large groups, Motor coach parking available, Lunch options available. Visit the Buckeye Lake Museum for the largest collection of Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia including the Ohio-Erie Canal, Interurban Train and first log home in Buckeye Lake 1860. Call the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society To reserve a private trip Call 740-929-1998 or Visit us at www.buckeyelakehistory.org