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Licking County Cruise Professional Review and Guide
"Wind along Raccoon Creek on the T.J. Evans Recreation Trail and ride through tall woods full of birdsong. Leave the bike path and ride through a beautiful ravine walled with ferns. Return by way of the picturesque town of Granville, home to two historic inns, and sample some Velvet ice cream made in nearby Utica.Licking County is one of Ohio’s largest counties. Glassmaking industries have always played a role here. The county is also the home of the largest complex of ancient geometric earthworks in the world. While you won’t see the earthworks on the ride, it passes near them. Visitors from ancient cultures traveled to the area some 2,000 years ago to trade things like copper, mica, and seashells for local natural resources such as multicolored flint. So you can just bet that they walked over the lands we’re biking over today. This ride is on the edge of the Appalachian plateau, which means hills. The flattest place to ride is on the T.J. Evans Recreation Trail, so we took advantage of that for part of the route."
--Celeste Baumgartner, Road Biking Ohio (Falcon Guides).
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