Ohio River Scenic Byway

Ohio River Scenic Byway

The Ohio River Scenic Byway spans 14 diverse Appalachian Counties in eastern and southern Ohio. Along its 452 mile stretch you will find an appreciation for history, resources, diversity and natural beauty. From East Liverpool to Cincinnati, the byway offers travelers a variety of scenic views ranging from charming riverboat towns to provocative industrial sites. 

Whether you come seeking a different perspective or to discover the rich heritage of Appalachia, the Ohio River Scenic Byway will fill you with a sense of pride, nostalgia, and place. The Ohio River Scenic Byway is also in Indiana and Illinois and is designated as a scenic byway.

Activities on the Ohio River Scenic Byway

Martins Ferry

Sedgwick House Museum
627 Hanover Street
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
Contains materials pertaining to the area in and surrounding Martins Ferry.

Walnut Grove Cemetery
N Fourth St
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
(Rt. 7 north, Hanover St. exit, north on Fourth St.)
Dating from 1795, the cemetery is Martins Ferry’s oldest pioneer landmark. It is the resting place of the Zane and Martin families.


National Imperial Glass Museum
3200 Belmont Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
Belmont St. (St. Rt. 7 to 26th St. exit. North on Belmont St. to 32nd.)
Dedicated to preserving the history of the Imperial Glass Corp, paying tribute to its employees, educating the public and providing research opportunities, NIGM is a “must visit” for glass enthusiasts. Imperial was one of the largest handcrafted glass companies in America and was located at Imperial Plaza on Belmont St. See Imperial Candlewick, Cape Cod, carnival, milk glass, slag & more.

Great Stone Viaduct
31st Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
The Great Stone Viaduct serving as the Western Approach to the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Bridge spanning the Ohio River.

Powhatan Point

Lake Shawn
50460 State Highway 148
Jacobsburg, OH 43933
Sport fishing on 108 private acres with 30 acres of spring fed lakes. Boats provided, fishing is catch-release only. Weekend getaways and corporate retreats available.


Ohio River Scenic Byway