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The Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail is a scenic byway located in []Scioto County, Ohio, that has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Scenic Byway Program[] as one of the state’s scenic byways having met the required criteria of having outstanding scenic, natural, historic, archeological, cultural or recreational qualities. This information can be found on Wikipedia.
Established in 2007 the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail offers those who travel its over 84-miles a journey through the rugged, heavily wooded Appalachian hill country and through an area rich in history, full of river lore and native American influences. Currently containing 41 points of interest the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail enables the traveler the opportunity to capture the full flavor of the region and experience the varied topography and natural beauty of the area.
Points of interest
There are a total of forty-four (44) points of interest and historic landmarks along the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail as of 2011. Some of the points of interest include scenic views of the Ohio River, the natural beauty of Shawnee State Park and Forest[], earthworks constructed by the ancient Hopewell Indians, the Kalanu Native American Cemetery[], the Phillip Moore Stone House[] constructed in 1797, the Otway Covered Bridge[] built in 1874 and Scioto County’s last remaining covered bridge, remnants the Ohio and Erie Canal, Ohio’s largest Yellow buckeye tree[] and the boyhood homes of cowboy movie star Roy Rogers[] and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member Branch Rickey[]. This information can be found on Wikipedia.