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Fall brings many things to do locally

It is hard to think that we are only 15 Sundays until Christmas, and 2016 seemingly has flown by at the speed of light.

This means, now that we are in the third week of September, and we are closing in on the fall season that so many in the region look forward to each year.

Very soon, if not some already, leaves will begin to make the transition from a vibrant green to a splendid brown and orange from one end of Lawrence County to the other.

The cool air will soon be felt on football Friday nights, meaning hot chocolate will soon take the place of a cold iced tea, and those fall decorations will soon replace summer gardens.

Much like the other three seasons, the Tri-State has a bevvy of events to offer in the coming months.

Several events are planned, and our support each year allows these to continue. These events include Old Fashion Days, Sorghum, Pumpkin and Bicentennial Furnace Festivals, ghost walk, Oktoberfests, many other tours along with holiday parades; there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy in the fall and winter months.

We are also fortunate to have many locations nearby to get away for a day or weekend throughout the region. Whether you are looking for a place to hike, kayak or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, you can make the most of a myriad of locals within an hours drive.

In Ohio, Lake Vesuvius within the Wayne National Forest in Lawrence County, Shawnee State Park just outside of Portsmouth, Lake White in Waverly, Hocking Hills around Logan, Jackson Lake State Park in Oak Hill, and Scioto Trail in Chillicothe. In Kentucky, Grayson Lake in Grayson, Carter Caves State Park in Olive Hill, Greenbo Lake State Park in Greenup. West Virginia offers Beech Fork State Park in Barbousville and Kanawha State Forest in Charleston.

Each of these events provide something for every member of the family, and regardless if it is taking a weekend away, or attending one of the many festivals or sporting events, enjoy the time spent with family, friends and neighbors.

In many cases, we all have dreams as kids to live in a big city somewhere in America, and this was certainly the case for me. But as I have become an adult, learning and seeing all the wonderful places we have right here at home, it is easy to see why people live in the Tri-State their entire lives.

 

Josh Morrison is the general manager of The Tribune. To reach him, call 740-532-1441 ext. 16, or by email at josh.morrison@irontontribune.com.