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Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

Discover the Beauty of Lake Snowden

by Amanda Grinstead

Lake Snowden is a 675-acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of fourlakes that form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District. The lake covers approximately 136-acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio located in the village of Albany, Ohio. 

Learning to Teach Birds from a Bike at Hocking College

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Even though Wildlife Resources Management Program Manager Lynn Holtzman is retiring from Hocking College on July 2, he’ll still be involved in teaching people about Ohio wildlife.

Lost Hiker Incident Spotlights Need for Hiking Preparedness

by Tracey A. Maine

Recently, California resident Holly Suzanne Courtier gained national attention when she mysteriously disappeared during a hike. What started as a trek in Zion National Park in Utah resulted in Courtier vanishing for almost two weeks.

Camping Options at Lake Snowden are In-Tents

by Tracey A. Maine

If camping and horseback riding are activities you enjoy, then you should consider visiting Lake Snowden! 

From Ohio to Ireland: Chlovechok Finds Her Path at Hocking College

by Matt Berry

It's 3,500 miles from John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio, to Seal Rescue Ireland.

Hocking College Horses Retire to Nearby Athens County Farm

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Two of Hocking College's long-serving horses rode off into the sunset last week to begin their retirement.

American Guinea Hogs Added to Robbin's Crossing

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Robbin’s Crossing might not be open for visitors yet, but it has some new residents.

Hocking College Partners with the Division of Wildlife to Promote R3

by Sayre Flannagan

**WARNING: This blog contains some graphic photos that may be disturbing to some**

Things To Do Near Hocking College this September

by Tim Brunicardi

This September, anyone who lives near and around Hocking College will have plenty of Fall festivities to choose from-the majority of which are family-friendly!

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