Thursday, July 31, 2014

Short History of Bullskin Trace:Ohio's First Super Highway....


Bullskin Trace, borne of the trace of buffalo and other large animals tracking through Ohio to the salt licks in Kentucky, was one of the first super-highways in the United States. The Trace starts at the mouth of Bullskin Creek and the Ohio River in Clermont County (Ohio), and served as a roadway from the Ohio River to the Great Lakes for native americans, early settlers and escaping slaves.  The history along the Ohio River in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and beyond is so intriguing.....If only the hills and trails could talk!

Monday, July 28, 2014


We've been saying it and living it. Now there is proof. Cincinnati has been named the #1 Recreation city in the US. From kayaking the Ohio River, Little Miami or Licking, to mountain biking at East Fork to the multitude of parks in Cincinnati, New Richmond and beyond, the availability of outdoor activities/resources is huge.....Let's keep it rolling!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

American Queen RiverBoat in New Richmond on the Ohio

American Queen.
The American Queen Riverboat is scheduled to dock at New Richmond on the Ohio today, 5-7pm. Hopefully the stormy weather will hold out. This little Village knows how to throw a party. We hear they already have a Dixieland Band set for the Park, as well as other festivities. Stop on down....We're going!!

taken from Green Kayak Market FB page!
By the way, we stopped down to New Richmond on the Ohio for the July 4 festivities and "WOW." A parade with a 100 or so entries, with several thousand people lining the streets, followed by authentic canon blasts in the Park and lot of LIVE music at the Green Kayak and Front Street restaurants......What a party.......... (We will get some pics to share very soon)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

American Queen Riverboat to Visit New Richmond On The Ohio On July 8

This little Village just keeps getting things done. It looks like the American Queen (passenger vessel) Riverboat will be visiting the shores of New Richmond on July 8 (5 pm-7 pm). The whistle will be blowing and the carpet rolled out (so we here) to greet the folks aboard. What a great family event and a beautiful drive down along the Ohio River.....It's just so cool to see one of these vessels floating down the river and wondering about the past river life. Hope to see you in New Richmond on the Ohio.....

Monday, June 16, 2014

Green Kayak Market Music Festival: Year 2/ A GREAT SHOW

We visited New Richmond on the Ohio this past weekend and, wow, was it fun. This was year 2 of the Green Kayak Market Music Festival on the shores of the Ohio River. Over 20 bands played and the Festival started with a cannon blast from a really cool (and big) cannon. How cool is that!

The music was varied but consistently top notch. We were told that in order to play in the Festival, every band had to submit a video showing how they perform charitable work in the community. What a great idea to demonstrate how the local music industry serves so many and makes our communities stronger.

Some of the folks we heard play included Drew Lanius (amazing voice)/Jay Aronoff, Life After This (lead singer is a blast), Evolv3 (great musicians), Jim Comodeca (soulful singer/songwriter), RPM (Randy Phillips) (heard on jukebox too), Randy Steffen (amazing), Van Buckley (awesome harmonies), Generations (very cool) , Broken Harp (great folk sound), Clockwork Soul (rockers), Mad After Dark (strong rock sound),  See You In The Funnies (flat out fun band), Jimmy Comodeca/Joey Loebker/Nick Ewan (excellent original tune) and so many more....

We hear the Festival will be on for a third year the second week of June 2015.....Be there!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Augusta Ferry on the Ohio River

Looking for fun along the Ohio River??? Try a road trip down historic and scenic Route 52  and drive onto the Augusta Ferry (about 20 minutes east past New Richmond on the Ohio)at Higginsport, Ohio. The ferry will shuttle you (in or out of your car) across the Ohio River to the Kentucky river town of Augusta. Stop by our favorite place, the Augusta Pub or visit the home of Rosemary Clooney. Not sure whether the BeeHive Tavern is opening again, but that's worth a visit too!! We will update you once we know more.

While ferries are more the norm in places like Seattle, they are not common here; although certainly historic. The Augusta Ferry has operated since the late 1700's and, at least from our perspective, that's along time ago!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Music in New Richmond on the Ohio at the Green Kayak

Hey folks we happened upon some fun at the Green Kayak Market in New Richmond on the Ohio tonight. As has been our experience, the music coming from the Old Lodge Stage at the Green Kayak is excellent. We hear next weekend will be a blitz of bands on the Ohio River for the Green Kayak Music Festival on Friday and Saturday......We'll be there!!