Coshocton in east central Ohio is a small town that has struggled the way a lot of small towns have. Fires have taken their toll in downtown areas. The big box stores on the outskirts of town have left a lot of storefronts empty. But this little town is doing something about it. During my walk, I saw two vacant lots that are being converted into parks. That's a positive. It's an old town. A couple blocks of Main Street were two- and three-story Victorian-style homes that show their age, although some have had a fresh coat of paint. Mother Nature wasn't quite my best friend that day. I drove 90 miles in light rain. The rain and wind had blown a lot of leaves from the trees, and layers of wet leaves covered the sidewalks, making it difficult at times. But I took it slowly and did a lot of looking around and talking to barking dogs. On my walk, I came to the Cheez-Kake bakery. Walkers coming in at the checkpoint as I was starting talked about the delicious pumpkin cheesecake. By the time I found the bakery, I had to settle for apple cinnamon cheesecake which I brought home for Saturday night dessert. And two pumpkin doughnuts we could enjoy for Sunday breakfast. But the big draw in Coshocton is Roscoe Village, a restored canal town. And this was apple butter stirrin' weekend. A huge crowd flocked to the village where restored buildings line both sides of one street alongside the canal that once carried passengers and merchandise to new locations. Museums and hands-on businesses, restaurants, general stores and a hotel now occupy those building. And area artists displayed their products under white tents for visitors to purchase. Ah! the sights and smells of a small town. Experience small town in your area by looking for a walk. Visit www.ava.org to find a walk close to you.