Ohio November 27, 2017
10 Roads With The Best Windshield Views In All Of Ohio
Here in Ohio, we’ve got some really beautiful scenery.
All you have to do is jump in the car, find the back roads and just keep driving. From charming, countryside roads to scenic, waterfront byways, the following are 10 routes to take in Ohio with stunning windshield views:
1. The Amish Country Scenic Byway
The Ohio Amish Country Byway includes more than 160 miles of beautiful countryside, weaving through several Amish towns and counties. It's such a heartwarming drive to take, no matter the season. For specific routes and other information, click
2. The Ohio River Scenic Byway
Travel along the Ohio River and visit several of Ohio's charming small towns. Pictured is the view of the river from Gallipolis' Mound Hill Cemetery. Gallipolis is one of the many small towns along the river you will encounter on this drive.
3. U.S. Route 50
Most people don’t realize "The Loneliest Road In America" passes right through Ohio. Stretching across 11 states and showcasing some of America’s best scenery, US Route 50 is a 3,200-mile road everyone in America has likely traveled at least once. It winds its way through the southern portion of Ohio, showing off some of the state’s best rural scenery and small towns.
4. Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail
For a weekend trip, visit Lake Erie and the historic lighthouses that dot the shore. Begin east of Cleveland at the Conneaut West Breakwater Lighthouse. To view a map of the complete routes of this coastal drive click
5. Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Byway
Drive through America’s shortest and longest covered bridge along this scenic route, which features a total of 18 covered bridges in Ashtabula County, with 16 of them drivable. Begin your drive at the Windsor Mills Covered Bridge near Orwell and end your journey at Creek Road Covered Bridge near Kingsville. To view a map of the complete route (including four separate tour options,) click
6. Ohio Route 348
This country road in Adams County is a favorite scenic drive for locals. With gorgeous scenery and bright red barns along the way, it's easy to see why.
7. Brookpark Road Bridge
Escape from the city for a scenic drive in and around Cleveland Metroparks. We recommend taking this drive in October, which is the best month to take in the fall foliage here.
8. Wally Road Scenic Byway
What was once the "Wally," (the Toledo, Walhonding Valley, and Ohio Railroad) has now ceased operations, but parts of the 45-mile route are featured along what is now the Wally Road Scenic Byway.
9. Combing Brush Road
Within Warren Township, this gem of a route features beautiful views of some of the most unexpectedly stunning countryside in Washington County. You'll fall in love with rural Ohio all over again.
10. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway
This 26.4-mile byway along State Route 374 winds its way through the scenic Hocking Hills and Hocking Hills State Forest. The photographer captured a stunning October sunrise on this magical road within the Hocking Hills.
How many of these roads have you traveled? What is your favorite scenic drive to take in Ohio? Share your thoughts, photos, and experiences with us!