Travel Blogs from Parkersburg
Today was very very wet. It didn't start raining until I crossed the state line into West Virginia which was about 40 miles into my ride. Once it started raining I put my jacket on and hoped for it to stop. It didn't. After 10 minutes I was soaked from head to toe. Once I was in West Virginia I rode about 5 miles to a ...
... preserved, and the old freight railway station has been converted to a permanent indoor/outdoor market. Outside is a farmers' market, and there are several vendors on the inside, selling crafts and gourmet foods, and the Charleston Visitor Center has an outpost here as well.
From the market we walked down Capitol Avenue, using a map from the Visitor Center to identify ...
How did we end up on some of these roads? Four wheel drive only and that would need to be a truck with very high clearance. We have explicitly decided to follow the Google directions I printed before leaving Utah. The exactness and reliability have been excellent, but it does often default to the "shortest line between two points". The 'road' dropped us onto Highway 57, a certain death trap. Our topo maps showed ...
... listening to an iPod and headed through the trees off the trail and into the woods. "Deliverance" strange. We finally arrived in a town of Cairo. There as a little store open and a wonderful and informative lady running it. This was the first town on the trail to actually have signs and historical info. This trail is nothing like the Katy. We rode just a little further to the North Bend Trail State Park. It is beautiful. We make ...
We woke up to a super rainy day. We are in the Blennerhassett Hotel. The hotel is on the National Register of Historic Hotels. Food and accommodations are much beyond bike trip standards. It is very old and very beautiful. However, we are never good with rainout days. There are no stores near here. Scott needs peeling off the ceiling again. He goes to wander the downtown in the rain. I stay. ...
Other places to stay in Parkersburg
401 37th Street, Parkersburg | 2 star hotelfrom $127
320 Market Street, Parkersburg | 3 star hotelfrom $138
3714 East Seventh, Parkersburg | 1 star hotelfrom $70
1954 E. 7th St., Parkersburg | 1 star hotelfrom $66
6333 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg | 1 star hotelfrom $50