Route 715 to Mohawk Dam + ADD NEW ROUTE
51 in Ohio Ohio25 Miles
on May 1, 2009
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You can begin in Mt. Vernon and take Rt. 36 east, although you can bypass the city traffic and start the ride east of town where Rt. 308 meets Rt. 36. Head east on 36 and begin watching for Rt. 715 after you have passed the town of Millwood, it veers off to the left. After crossing the dam, 715 reconnects with Rt. 36. Turn right (west) to head back. If you like, take Rt. 229 back to Mt. Vernon. It is not quite as smooth as 36 but it is a bit more scenic with less traffic.
Rt. 715 is a twisty rural road that winds through the fertile flood plane of the Walhonding and Mohican rivers with the foothills of the Appalachians in the distance. The road actually crosses the Mohawk Dam and the view can be seen for miles.
Some of the curves on 715 can be tricky, take it easy and watch for deer and gravel. Most of the roads are in very good shape and Rt. 36 is very smooth.
You are only a few miles from Mt. Vernon which has gas and all the food you could want. There isn't much except scenery and the ghosts of native Americans along the most of the ride. If you want to return along Rt. 229, there is a great little steak and rib place in Newcastle.
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