The 10 Best Backroads In Ohio For A Long Scenic Drive
By April Dray|Updated on August 23, 2023(Originally published March 08, 2020)
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
Sometimes, all you need is a good, long drive to pass the time, clear your head, or just enjoy the day. Fortunately, Ohio is home to several back roads and scenic byways that are perfect for a leisurely drive. In fact, many of those back roads rank among the best scenic drives in Ohio, a fact that is a source of local pride for many. The following are some of our favorite roads to take in The Buckeye State whenever you want to enjoy a long, scenic ride across Ohio. Pack some road trip snacks, allot a fund for gas money and gift shops along the way, and let’s get ready to hit the road. Buckle up, buckaroo, because the beauty you find along the way will blow you away. Here are some of the best scenic drives in Ohio.
Have you taken any of the best scenic drives in Ohio before? What’s your favorite back road to take in Ohio? Share your thoughts and experiences with us! And don’t forget to check out our road trip packing list before you hit the road.
The Buckeye State is overflowing with magnificent scenery from north to south. Rather than the best scenic drives in Ohio, if you’d rather sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine while you take in our landscape, we have all sorts of options! Treat yourself to a unique dining experience at the most scenic restaurants in Ohio.
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Each city, including Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, has its own magnificent drives hiding alongside urban landscapes and out in the suburbs.
Are there other similar things to do in Ohio when you have a free afternoon?
There are all sorts of things to do in Ohio, ranging from adventurous to laid-back and even relaxing. If you’re looking for budget-friendly adventures, you might consider a road trip to check out the state’s finest natural attractions. Our state’s waterfall road trip is particularly beautiful – there are waterfalls stretching from Cleveland down to the area around the Ohio River!