The Best Midwestern Bike Rides: Covered Bridges Scenic Highway

What are the best stretches of road for taking a spring bike ride in the Midwest?

Apr 24, 2012
Outside Magazine
Harra Bridge

Harra Bridge via Shutterstock    Photo:J. Norman Reid


Covered Bridges Scenic Highway, Ohio
A drive on this 47-mile route feels like taking a trip into the past. Old white farmhouses dot the side of the two-lane route, which follows the Little Muskingum River along the foot of the Appalachians from Marietta to Woodsfield. You’ll pass through four well-preserved covered bridges, each built in the 19th century, and along the wildflower-drenched Wayne National Forest. Stay at the stately, triangle-shaped Lafayette Hotel at the convergence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers in downtown Marietta. Rates start at $85.

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