Ohio is the home of Buckeye Trees, the Great Lakes, the Ohio River, The Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and some of the most beautiful national forests in the country. Ohio also has some of the deepest history the United States has to offer outside the 13 original colonies. This deep history and natural beauty turns any road trip into an educational experience.
The best way to discover the history of any place is to get out and take one of the many scenic drives, and Ohio has more than it’s
Seneca Lake Loop
This drive loops around one of Ohio’s most popular lakes and is perfect for passing an entire morning or afternoon. While taking in the breathtaking scenery, you can stop and take in all the activities the lake area has to offer. Camping, Fishing, Swimming in the summer, or Ice Skating in the Winter. Either way this 22 mile loop offers so many ways to have fun.
Covered Bridge Scenic Byway
This 66 mile drive down Ohio Highway 26 runs from Marietta to Alledonia, will inspire the inner photographer in everyone. As the name suggests there are covered bridges a plenty along this scenic route that winds through some of the prettiest parts of southeast Ohio, including the rebuild Rinard Bridge over the little Muskingum River.
Hocking Hills Scenic Byway
This 30 mile drive curls through beautiful forests of Hemlocks and Pines ending with a loop around Hocking hills State Park. Once in the Park you can take in the lush woods, unusual rock formations and pristine waterfalls. Stop at Rock Cave and see the 200 foot lone 25 foot wide natural cave once used by Native Americans for shelter and a bootlegger’s hideout.
The 18th state has so much natural beauty and history to offer. Ohio was a focal point in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Native American Mound Builders called this place home before there was an America and the history an beauty is still there to discover for the adventurous at heart.