I feel like it’s too soon to be saying the F word.
I mean, is it too soon for fall? Is it too soon to put out the pumpkins, burn the fall-scented candles, and drink excessive amounts of pumpkin spice lattes?
Probably. But cooler temperatures are already happening here in Southeastern Ohio, and we are approaching that month that is the precursor to pumpkin spice madness. I’m talking about September.
The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are steeped in the origins of bluegrass and country music. I grew up listening to my ancestors play bluegrass and gospel as a family band. My grandpa played mandolin in this band of brothers and sisters. Each brother from his large family played an instrument and the sisters sang - each one with no formal training, only from their experiences from singing in church and listening to old time radio shows.
The music left an impression on me at a young age. My grandpa and parents took me to my first concert when I was nine years old. It was Ricky Skaggs and the Whites. That magical experience stuck with me, and I’ve been following bands and attending live concerts ever since.
There’s not a better place to watch live music than the Ohio Valley Opry at the Twin City Opera House in Morgan County. Deana and Marvin Clark host this monthly show featuring local, regional and national recording artists. Country, gospel, bluegrass and even a little rock and roll - every performance will have you tapping your foot and singing along.
We enjoy interacting with guests and providing recommendations when they visit the Inns at 8th and Main. We want our visitors to have the best possible getaway experience. Daytripping from the Inns to local attractions is a popular activity. McConnelsville is home to shopping, dining, and live entertainment. But if you yearn for adventure a little more off the beaten path, you should pop on some shades, turn on the tunes and enjoy some windshield time as you head out SR 377 to the village of Chesterhill.
Chesterhill is a neighborhood tucked away from mainstream Morgan County, but should not be overlooked. It is a hotbed for African American history, Amish culture, and fresh, seasonal produce. Its scenic, rolling hills and diverse population make it feel like a world away but is really only a 14-mile drive from the Inns.
The weather is beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking, fall is the perfect time to take a backroad trip through Morgan County, Ohio. There are a plethora of things to do, from outdoor adventures to shopping along our picturesque Main Street, these and much more await you here in Morgan County.
Read on to learn more ways to enjoy your time away in Morgan County. Be sure to sign up for our travel guide for even more sight-seeing information.
Join my husband Dan and I as we remodel, cook, host and share an amazing life together in these old historic homes.
House Manager April
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