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Reported: June 2016

Marietta River Trail...

Scenic Ohio River Trail

The River Trail runs 3.5 miles along the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers at Marietta, across the river from West Virginia. The paved trail goes through downtown, with access to shops and restaurants. It links several parks along the river front, with scenic river views. Interesting historic sites are along the trail - in 1788, Marietta was the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory as the U.S. expanded westward. Sternwheeler river excursions are available from the landing at the Ohio River Museum along the trail. Some sections go through commercial or residential areas, as well. The trail is shared with pedestrians, there were many baby strollers too, so keep aware. (Detailed map and photos below.)

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Biking Map...
River Trail

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Location: Marietta, Washington County, Ohio (See map)
Distance: 3.5 miles
Surface: Asphalt

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Marietta Adventure Company external (rentals, sales, service)

Biking Ohio River Trail

Scenic Riverside

Very scenic. Approaching from the east along the Ohio River, the trail then runs through Riverside and Muskingum Parks to its end at Indian Acres Park. Levee House (restaurant) is the oldest remaining original waterfront structure (1826). The Harmar Bridge is an old railroad bridge converted to pedestrian/bike use. The WP Snyder (at the Ohio River Museum) is a sternwheel towboat, used to tow barges; guided tours are available.

More Information and Resources

More Biking:
Bike-Ohio - More bike trails and information about biking in Ohio

Related Resources:
City of Marietta - The River Trail external

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