Winding Down from Canton to the Ohio River

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 3 visitors

State: Ohio
Date Submitted: April 1, 2007
Submitted by: Otter and Debbie
Motorcycle Road Length: 70 Miles

Written Directions

- Start in Canton and proceed south on I-77 to the SR 212 exit in Bolivar. At the end of the off ramp, turn left (east) onto SR 212.
- Stay on SR 212 east until it intersects SR 151, 3 miles after going through the small town of Leesville.
- Turn right onto SR 151 (north). Follow SR 151 until it dead ends into US 250 (approx. 5 miles).
- Turn right onto US 250 (north) and follow until it intersects with SR 800 (approx. 3 miles).
- Follow SR 800 south until it intersects with SR 148 (approx. 60 miles ... just after Barnesville, Oh).
- Turn left onto SR 148 (south). Follow SR 148 to SR 7 (approx. 30 miles) and end up in Powhatan Point, OH.


Rolling Ohio countryside with streams that follow the roads and lakes in the distance. Old houses in many of the towns. Great views from the hilltops. Overall this route has it all as far as motorcycling goes. If you want to cruise and enjoy the scenery, or if "hitting the curves" is your style of riding, this is the route for you. I've ridden this route at least 25 times. I just love it!

Road Quality  

Great roads with lots of curves and hills. Not a route for a novice. All with the added bonus of there not being much traffic on many of the roads.

Roadside Amenities  

This route takes you through some small towns and villages, like Zoar, Ohio. Gas is no problem. There are some small "mom and pop" type restaurants and of course fast food. These will be found in or close to the small towns along the way.

Additional Info

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Reviewed by Guest on December 15, 2008
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: MichiganMike
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: I grew up in Massillon not far from here, and I can contest that rt 800 is one of many great roads in eastern Ohio. One option would be to start on rt 800 from Canton South to avoid the freeway, that is if you do not mind driving through some small towns.
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Reviewed by Guest on September 21, 2008
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Anthony
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Ducati
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: I had all but given up on Ohio for great twisties until I stumbled upon this site, SR800 is a GREAT ride... high speed and technical! It reminded me of some of the roads I've experienced on the west coast and of a little of Bear Mountian, NY. Beautiful weather, light traffic, minimal LEO, and plenty of gas stations. What more could you ask for?
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Reviewed by Guest on March 26, 2009
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Creator: Eric
motorcycle_year: 2003
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: I have taken that route many times and is a great ride. I also would like to say that rt. 9 to the biker memorial in Hopedale from Canton is a great ride as well. Going thru the Leesville lake regoin is a must see ride.
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