Nichole Hannahs

More Tourists Expected This Fall

by Nichole Hannahs on September 24, 2013 at 6:38 am

Now that fall is officially here and cooler weather is moving in tourism in our area is expected to pick up.

The Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce said that they typically see a spike in those visiting our area in September and October.

The cooler weather makes for the perfect time to pick pumpkins, take a fall foliage ride on the Lorena Sternwheeler or a safari at the Wilds.

"The rolling hills, the changing of the leaves and the scenery just is perfect for travelers," said Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby. "They love to be able to take advantage of the scenery and of course the wonderful hospitality that we have in Muskingum County. Our attractions love to have visitors and love to welcome them into their stores."

With the changing of the leaves tourists also take advantage of the hospitality at the area state parks.

"It’s exciting to have a new season upon us and to see the changing of the leaves and to know that we have travelers come into town and take advantage of that," said Ashby. "The cabins at Dillon really start to pick up this time of year because people enjoy the fall weather and taking advantage of fires and cooking out."

Coming up this Saturday, Dresden will celebrate Oktoberfest and National Alpaca Farm Day will take place at Spring Acres Farm. For a complete list of tourism events go to