About the Event:
Dave Beachy is looking forward to hosting the annual Coshocton, Ohio cruise. Last year's event was a lot of fun and we expect this year to be even better.
A little history of Coshocton…
Back in the 1800’s, the Erie canal was built and it passed directly through Coshocton on its way up to Lake Erie. There is still a remnant of the triple lock and dam system as well as the foundation of the river crossing which is now a catwalk across the Wahounding River. Parts of the canal system is still open where they give rides on a canal boat pulled by horses!
Rosco village is a small village that was also built in the 1800’s along the canal. It has now been restored and the best part is that all this is accessible from the Walhounding River with ample place to park the crafts and a paved walk to all the attractions!
We will depart at 10am and will cruise the Muskingum River to beautiful Dresden Park with lots of grass to park. We will take a 10 minute walk to a newly opened restaurant called the “Warehouse” for some awesome dining before returning back to Coshocton. For those that wish to continue cruising, we could continue down river to the first lock & dam, which is another 10 minutes.
Once we get back we can regroup and cruise up the Walhounding River to the spill way which is a 20 minute cruise. On the way back we can stop at the old canal lock and dam and take in some of the amazing history before heading back to the launch site.
I would also like to invite everyone to stay afterwards for a cookout! The more people the better. I have primitive camping available at my place. There are local motels and there is also camping available at Lake Park in Coshocton. The park is right along the Walhounding River with hover parking! Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Sunday we can cruise the Tuscawarus River for as far as we like! For those that are really energetic the river is open all the way to Dover which is about a six hour cruise round trip! All three rivers are accessible from our single launch site!
So if you could find time in your busy summer schedule, I would be happy to have all of you come and support our first Muskingum River cruise! It’s always fun to cruise a river you’ve never been on before! I have really enjoyed these rivers and I think you will too!
Take 83 south out of Coshocton. This will cross over the river. Take the first road to the left which is County Road 271. Follow the river for 1/2 mile to the launch site.