Backroads wanted...

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  1. Goldsmithy

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    I will be going to Lakeside, Ohio on Lake Erie for the 4th weekend.I am staying off the freeways from Cincinnati, Oh. Once I get to the area, does anyone local have any suggestions on 'back road exploring'? This is going to be a 'driving vacation'.

    As always, TIA for any help and suggestions.
     
  2. Zapski

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    From Cincinnati I've driven up to Lebanon and taken 42 to Columbus. It's not very twisty, but it is an Ohio Byway.

    If you can figure out how to work in 350 past Ft Ancient, there's a nice short little run down into the river valley past Morgan Canoe. Maybe get on the east side of it and take 350 into Lebanon?

    Here's a vid of the run from the southwest heading northeast.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2br1yfBvxY"]Ft Ancient run - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Great resource, but that isn't going to help where he is headed.
     
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    Take US 35 north to Xenia and get on I-675 north for about 15 miles to where it ends [ties into I-70], go straight past the turn offs...it becomes a country road and heads to Medway. Go straight thru the lite in Medway to the next lite [US 40] and keep going straight until you hit New Carlisle. At the lite in New Carlisle, turn right. This is OH 235 and you can follow it all the way up to Maumee and near your final destination. OH 235 is a country road all the way and goes thru some neat places, but watch your speeds thru the small towns as they gotta get their quotas.

    On the other hand, you could trek to Pigcraw and I'll be happy to get you over to OH 235 from there.
     
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    The problem is the area that Goldsmithy wants to travel has been planed flat by the glaciers. Lots of nice scenery, but hardly a twist or turn to be had. Although there is always the world famopus Bono curve on SR 2. :wink:

    That a nice resource you have linked.
     

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