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Summer Road Trips through Southeast Ohio

Photo: A motorcyclist at a historic covered bridge at Indian Camp in Guernsey County

Submitted by Debbie Robinson

Executive Director Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB

The National Road was America’s first highway to adventure and it still is!

The National Road offers adventure seekers today a great road trip just as it did two centuries ago. More than 25 key attractions, points of interests and interpretive signs, specific to the history of the road, are located throughout the county. From the famous “S” bridges to stagecoach stops and tollgates, the route is lined with picture perfect sites.

A must-stop is the National Road & Zane Grey Museum in Norwich, Ohio. The museum tells the story of the building of the National Road and the settlement of America’s Midwest. Also featured is an exhibit on author Zane Grey, the “Father of Western Fiction” and a spectacular collection of locally-made art pottery.

The Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau has also planned five road tours through Guernsey County. Whether on two wheels or four, you’ll find the route for an idyllic day trip. Check-out the

After a ride through the countryside, enjoy a plethora of food experiences, whether it’s sipping  a glass of wine overlooking a breathtaking view of our Historic Downtown Cambridge, tasting a craft beer at a local brewery, stopping by one of our sin-sational bakeries or eating at one of our many local diners and eateries, you will savor the taste of Ohio!

No road trip is complete without a souvenir. Visit downtown Cambridge, Ohio’s charming historic boutique shops for that perfect treasure or stop by Salt Fork State Park Lodge’s gift shop for some Bigfoot memorabilia (yes, he really does live here!).

For a free driving tour brochure of the National Road, stop by the Cambridge/Guernsey County Tourist Information Center on Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge.

For more information, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email, or log onto


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