October 1, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Discover Athens County 101 on Foot; Next Walk Oct. 22

Athens County Public Libraries and Rural Action are co-sponsoring a series of walks to help folks discover the local hidden gems of Athens County.

Athens County 101, a series of four walks taking place in October and November, invites local residents to discover some of the hidden gems of Athens County, from overlooked landscapes to stories from our region.

Each walk haa a relaxed pace with stops for in-depth discussion and questions and is led by a local enthusiast knowledgeable in the area. The walks are free and open to the public. Children are welcome. Dress appropriately to the weather and ground conditions!

Topics and locations include:

  • Later Migrants and Early Winter Birds with Stefan Gleissberg on Oct. 18 at 7:30 a.m. at Strouds Run
  • The #10 Mine in Trimble with Joe Brehm on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
  • Nelsonville’s Human History with Hocking College’s Natural & Historical Interpretive Program on Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Hocking Canal Remnants with Tom O’Grady on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with parts of Athens County that you may pass through regularly, but still haven’t fully experienced. It’s an opportunity to learn more about this corner of the globe that we call home,” says librarian Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg, who has helped to organize and promote the walks.

Detailed listings for each event can be found on the Athens County Public Libraries’ Athens County 101 page, at local libraries, or at Rural Action’s office located in The Plains just off Johnson Road.

For more information, contact Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg at or 740-592-4272.

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