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“The canal days era”

Historic Roscoe Village
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Coshocton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience life during the 1830s in this beautifully restored canal era town called Historic Roscoe Village. "Step back in time" with a living history experience complete with costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, shopping, dining, lodging and a horse-drawn canal boat ride.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go back to the days of the Erie Canal. Ride on a restored canal boat pulled by a horse along a towpath. Join the restored Canal Town of Roscoe Village and stroll through yesteryear. The tours through the village are very informative. Guides are all dressed in period costume and love to share the old days with you. The shopping district is all free, but if you want a tour or a canal boat ride there is a fee.

2  Thank Aylaofclan
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

My favorite part is Dr. Johnson's wife's herb garden. Very quaint replica of old canal town. Definitely has some good food and coffee spots. Apple Butter festival is amazing.

1  Thank Laura2881
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Took at nice 1 hr motorcycle ride up here to check it out. Very cool place to stroll along and check out for a few hours. Spent time in the leather store and talking to the owner. Ate at the rest/pub there as well. Very picturesque town; wish we had more time to go into the stores and/or tour.

Thank Kab O
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

First visit:
Friendly staff. Good products. Overpriced, but it is a novelty candy type store. So you should expect this going in. I bought some caramel coated "puff corn" made by Mr. & Mrs. Bitter. They were pushing this real hard. And it was DELICIOUS, expensive, but delicious.

Second visit:
My husband and I were transferred again for work, so we were picking up last minute items to bring home for the holidays before we leave again. We went to Sweet Treats specifically for the caramel puff corn, and to my surprise it looked nothing like the bags I had purchased previously. They were smaller bags, still priced way too high, and the puff corn looked NOTHING like the puff corn purchased before. It was very faintly colored & the puff corn itself looked like smaller pieces. Just really different. So I asked the clerk what happened to this product, and she told me they packaged it smaller, and priced it accordingly, (*rolls eyes*) Annnnnnd here's the doozey, she said the puff corn would turn a different color if I let it sit for a few days. It would get darker and larger. HA! We passed on this purchase. Sweet Treats may want to retrain their employees.

Thank Sandra B
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to the village and it was a delight. We popped into the leather store for reasonably priced gifts and had lunch at Uncorked. They had delicious pizza and $5 glasses of wine. After walking the road, and visiting a few more shops, we attended the candle lighting. There weren't many people because of the rain, but the service was cute. As the story was told, the tree lit up. Then visitors lit each other's candles while singing Silent Night. Only lasted about 20 minuets. A nice Christmas service.

2  Thank Brianne P
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