Why We Love Zanesville – Blackhand Gorge

It is hard to believe but we’ve been Zanesville residents for over a year now. This year has gone by so fast. It has been a packed full 365 days in my new role as Lead Minister at North Terrace. Before we moved here I was talking with a neighbor of mine in Orlando who didn’t have a lot of good things to say about moving to Ohio but I am certainly glad we didn’t allow her opinion to taint our perspective. This place has quickly become home for us so I thought I would take some time to blog about what we love about living in the Zanesville area.

So in no particular order, I will start with a place we just discovered for ourselves yesterday…Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. 

A sabbath is not only a good thing but we were made to need them. It was Janie’s idea for us to spend Memorial Day exploring Blackhand Gorge which is only about 15 minutes from our front door. So we packed up the boys’ bikes and our cooler and hit the trails. Check out the photos below for more from our trailblazing, rock skipping trek. 

There’s a lot to love about living where we live but this place is definitely high on the list. Can’t wait to have more adventures with my crew here. Looking forward to sharing many other things we love about Zanesville. 

I’d be interested to hear in the comments below from those of you who have lived here A LOT longer than we have and what you love about this place. Is Blackhand Gorge on your list?