Hocking Hills is a beautiful vacation destination that offers a variety of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. We have a variety of visitors stop by the region throughout the year looking for their next big adventure. Motorcycle enthusiasts know that the region is home to one of the most exciting road attractions for them. Of course, we are talking about the Windy 9, a combination of nine incredible routes located in Athens. Take a look at what you can enjoy when spending some time on the Windy 9:
The Windy 9
The Windy 9 is appropriately named for its nine separate routes that connect at one point or another. All nine routes have something new to offer, including amazing views and roads that are extremely fun to drive on. Route one is also called the Rim of the World and is an exciting drive that takes you along the Burr Oak State Park and Wayne National Forest. Route two, also known as the Southern Dip, takes you along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Route three is featured along the Hocking Hills Scenic By and is known as the Hocking Hills Nipper. Route four is the Lazy Rivers that features views of the nearby dams and locks in the river. You will see more state park views along route five, known as the Zalesky Zipper; this route features views of Lake Hope State Park and Zalesky State Forest. Route six is the Pioneer Pass and has you riding along State Route 555. Pomeroy Dash is route seven and takes you into the Appalachian backcountry that leads into route eight also known as the Black Diamond Run. The final route is route nine also called the Triple Nickel and is for the thrill seekers out there with its incredibly windy turns.
Check Out Athens
Windy 9 is not a far drive from our rentals here in Hocking Hills. After you enjoy the routes make sure to check out Athens before heading back. This quaint town is home to Ohio University with a variety of restaurants and bars to enjoy a meal at. The area is also home to various state parks including Strouds Run State Park and Sells Park. Dow Lake is located at Strouds Run and is a huge artificial lake. Don’t forget about hiking the many trails in the area too. Come see what all the fun is all about!
There are plenty of things to do in Athens Ohio. Make sure to reserve one of our Rockbridge, Ohio cabin rentals in the area so you can be just a short drive away from these local attractions. You will experience fine amenities and features in each property we have to offer.