Along the Ohio River New Martinsville to Parkersburg

New Martinsville, West Virginia

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A 50-mile drive on a paved, two-lane highway along the Ohio River past scenic islands and historical oil and gas boomtowns. The area is mostly rural but with some industrial development. Wayne National Forest borders the river on the Ohio side for much of the drive, and approximately ten islands in the river are a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, so much of this stretch is thinly settled and relatively undeveloped. Special Attractions: The bends and bluffs of the Ohio River, Hannibal Dam and locks, Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, historic Sistersville and its antique operating oil well, and Parkersburg and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving West Virginia

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Scenic Driving West Virginia

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)

A 50-mile drive on a paved, two-lane highway along the Ohio River past scenic islands and historical oil and gas boomtowns. The area is mostly rural but with some industrial development. Wayne National Forest borders the river on the Ohio side for much of the drive, and approximately ten islands in the river are a part of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, so much of this stretch is thinly settled and relatively undeveloped.

Special Attractions: The bends and bluffs of the Ohio River, Hannibal Dam and locks, Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, historic Sistersville and its antique operating oil well, and Parkersburg and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Bruce Sloane/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: New Martinsville
Distance: 50
Season: Year-round, although some attractions closed in winter
Local Contacts: Wayne National Forest, Blennerhassett Island Historic State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Along the Ohio River: New Martinsville to Parkersburg

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