- Ohio currently offers twelve state designated byways and two National Scenic Byways, Canal Way Scenic Byway and Ohio River Scenic Route.
Canal Way Scenic Byway is rich in historical sites and in opportunities for hiking, biking, and water sports. The Ohio River Scenic Route follows the Ohio River, allowing travelers the chance to enjoy majestic river views for the entire drive. The state byways feature such scenic, historic and cultural attractions the Amish Country, the Miami & Erie Canal and the old Accommodation Stagecoach Line.
Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.
Climate - This state has four distinct seasons and a brilliant fall foliage display in it southern woods during mid October. Winter lasts from December through February with average temperatures near 25 degrees F. Low temperatures dip to single digits, but do not often drop below zero. Northern regions of the state receive average snowfall amounts of 55 inches, while the central and southern regions of the state receive lesser amounts with averages near 30 inches. This difference is caused by lake-affect moisture patterns.
Spring temperatures begin to warm the landscapes of Ohio by mid March and are in full swing by April. Temperatures range from 40 through 70 degrees F through the spring months. This season often brings the most rainfall, before the drying heat of summer. Summer can be extremely hot and humid in the interior of Ohio. Temperatures reach above 90 degrees F frequently through July and August. Cooler fall temperatures don't reach the region until mid to late September. This is a pleasant time to visit as the air is crisp with low humidity levels. Ohio's annual precipitation usually reaches slightly above 50 inches.
Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state.