October 17, 2014 – October 18, 2014 all-day
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AOA is joining with The Canal Society of Ohio to help sponsor a guided bus tour and field trip along the historic Hocking Canal route in Hocking and Fairfield Counties. This event, “Going Up the Hocking Canal – Logan to Carroll”, is the annual fall outing of the Canal Society which visits the Hocking Hills this year.

As an added bonus to enjoying the interesting historic canal sites, features, history and stories, participants will be able to delight in nature’s fall color display as the tour will take place on the traditional peak fall color weekend in the Hocking Hills. Expect to be treated to the spectacular red, yellow and orange maple trees that line the street in the Village of Sugar Grove, as well as many other fall displays along the tour route.

As part of the tour we will visit several sites recently conserved by AOA as well as several properties with extant canal features that AOA is working to preserve as part of our Hocking Canal Heritage Corridor Initiative.

Friday Night, Ocotber 17 7:00 PM Opening Reception at the Hocking County Historical Society.  Enjoy light refreshments and a brief introductory Hocking Canal history presentation by Dave Neuhardt, Secretary of the Canal Society Board.  Dave is also the Secretary of the Tecumseh Land Trust Board of Directors, one of our sister land trusts based in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Saturday October 18 8:00 AM Departure

7:45 Check-in

Bus Tour and Ramble along the Route of the Hocking Canal.  This day-long tour will be guided and narrated by distinguished Hocking Canal historian Dave Meyer.  We will travel from Logan to Carroll with planned pullovers to visit key canal features.  Includes a rest stop for lun