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Shannon's Visit July 2011

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  • Hocking Hills Canopy Tours / Zip Line Adventures

    Hocking Hills is home of Ohio's 1st World-Class zipline canopy tour, the new "X" Tour in 2014, the home of the only dual Super Zip® (1400ft+), Off-Road Segway Adventure Tours, and "Dragon Fly - Zipline Adventure for Kids"!



    Celebrating its 7th year of operations, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours offers two spectacular 3-hour zip line adventures giving thrill seekers the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops on a network of cables and adventure sky bridges suspended high above the forest floor, overlooking the natural features of Hocking Hills. Boasting over 30+ zip lines, this location has something for everyone!



    Our friendly and experienced guides will give you a detailed safety and equipment orientation before you are fitted with your personal safety gear for any of the tours offered. You will also have the opportunity to practice "zipping" techniques that you will be using on the tour. 



    On the 100% Tree-based canopy tour, you will complete 10 zip lines, traverse 5 adventure skybridges and rappel back to ground level at the finish line. The new "X" Tour has 11 zip lines, including zipping into a recessed cave and over the Hocking River.  You will enjoy amazing views from the observation platforms while your guides point out interesting highlights of the area, including native vegetation, animals, as well as local history.For thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, these tours are the perfect adventures for families, couples seeking to escape the fast-paced city, or adults looking for something new. This zipline tour is sure to thrill first-time zippers as well as the most experienced zipline enthusiasts.

    • Address: 10714 Jackson Street
      Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
    • Phone: Local Number: 7403859477
    • Email: info@hockinghillscanopytours.com
    • Website: http://www.hockinghillscanopytours.com
  • Shawshank Trail Tour

    The Shawshank Trail Drive-it-Yourself Tour in Mansfield, Ohio!  Explore the sites!  Stand in the same location as Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman!  See where this impressive movie was filmed!   Hear the fascinating stories!  The Shawshank Trail Drive-it-Yourself Brochure will help you navigate your way around Mansfield, Ashland and Upper Sandusky, Ohio at your own pace visiting the same sites as Hollywood once did when they were filming Shawshank Redemption.  Visitors and fans can print the brochure from www.shawshanktrail.com with directions for each destination.Highlights of the tour let you see first hand the tunnel in which Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) dug his way to freedom, on display at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory.  Or the opening scene at Pugh Cabin on the property of Malabar Farm State Park where Andy waited for his wife and lover.  See where Brooks fed the pigeons in Central Park in downtown Mansfield.  You can even sit in the very seats where the premier of The Shawshank Redemption was shown in 1993 at the Historic Renaissance Theatre. These are just a few attractions in the Mansfield area where Hollywood walked . . . now you can too!The web site lists attractions that are open to the general public with their hours of operation.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras for great photo opportunities!  Please note that the Oak Tree is located on private property and photos may only be taken from across the road on Malabar Farm State Park's property.The majority of the movie was filmed in Mansfield, with scenes from Ashland, Butler, Upper Sandusky, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Portland, Maine.

    • Address: 124 N. Main St.
      Mansfield, Ohio 44902
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8006428282
    • Email: jpuster@mansfieldtourism.com
    • Website: http://www.mansfieldtourism.com
  • Amish Door Restaurant & Village

    Welcome to the Amish Door Restaurant & Village!


    Voted Best Traditional American Restaurant in Akron-Canton on the MyFox Cleveland Akron-Canton HOTLIST 2008, 2009 & 2010!

    We invite you to experience the finest in Amish kitchen cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Enjoy a family-style meal to get a real taste of our Amish heritage. Or you may also select your favorites from our menu.

    The wafting aroma of delicious baked goods beckons you to the Amish Door Bakery.  After your meal, stroll through our charming shoppes featuring bulk foods, local meats and cheeses, fresh produce, Amish country souvenirs and the latest in country decor and gifts.

    For a truly restful and relaxing overnight stay discover The Inn at Amish Door. This exquisite 52-room Inn boasts breathtaking views of the Amish farmlands. Desirable amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, and hot tub. We invite you to see for yourself how the Amish Door Restaurant & Village is setting new standards in hospitality!

    • Address: 1210 Winesburg Street, US 62
      P.O. Box 215
      Wilmot, Ohio 44689
    • Phone: Local Number: 3303595464
    • Email: thevillage@amishdoor.com
    • Website: http://www.amishdoor.com
  • Amish Country Riding Stables - Charm

    Featured in "America's Horse" August 2009 Issue. Take a Guided Horseback Trail Ride in Ohio's Amish Country at the Guggisberg Swiss Inn. Enjoy Winter fun with Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides. The Sleigh Ride lasts approximately 20 minutes. Afterwards, come in for hot cocoa and freshly popped popcorn!
    Make a memory that will last a lifetime while on horseback. See Amish country in a different way. The ride goes through woods, meadows and hilltops and the views are amazing. This is a unique riding stable for several reasons. One being you are actually riding over Amish land. See ya' there partner! This ride lasts approximately 45 minutes and is limited to 5 riders at one time.

    • Address: 5025 State Route 557
      PO Box 1
      Millersburg, Ohio 44654
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308933600
    • Email: innkeeper@guggisbergswissinn.com
    • Website: http://www.guggisbergswissinn.com
  • Serpent Mound

    Atop a plateau overlooking the Brush Creek Valley, Serpent Mound is the largest and finest serpent effigy in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a mile long. Serpent Mound apparently represents an uncoiling serpent.

    In the late nineteenth-century Harvard University archaeologist Frederic Ward Putnam excavated Serpent Mound and attributed the creation of the effigy to the builders of the two nearby burial mounds, which he also excavated. We now refer to this culture as the Adena (800 BC-AD 100). A third burial mound at the park and a village site near the effigy's tail belong to the Fort Ancient culture (AD 1000-1550).A more recent excavation of Serpent Mound revealed wood charcoat that could be radiocarbon dated. Test results show that the charcoal dates to the Fort Ancient culture. This new evidence of the serpent's creators links the effigy to the elliptical mound and the village rather than the conical burial mounds.The head of the serpent is aligned to the summer solstice sunset and the colls also may point to the winter solstice sunrise and the equinox sunrise. Today, visitors may walk along a footpath surrounding the serpent and experience the mystery and power of this monumental effigy. A public park for more than a century, Serpent Mound attracts visitors from all over the world. The museum contains exhibits on the effigy mound and the geology of the surrounding area.

    • Address: 3850 State Route 73
      Peebles, Ohio 45660
    • Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 752-2757
    • Email: communications@ohiohistory.org
    • Website: http://www.ohiohistory.org/calendar

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