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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2007

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offroadfx4
2 McR Points
June 13, 2017
Good roads except Hwy 66 is exceptionally rough…
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Guest
January 22, 2009
I live in Santa Claus, since last October, and…
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Written Directions

Start in Santa Claus, IN and head west on Route 162 to US Highway 231 South to Route 66 East (ohio river).

Scenery

Travel west of of Santa Claus, IN (cool little place!). Stay on 162, to 231 south, to 66 east, follow Ohio River. You'll be traveling the same shady forest and rolling hills area of Indiana that President Abe Lincoln grew up in (Spencer County) and pass by a start park named in his honor - Lincoln State Park. If you like heavy forest on both sides of you, then this is the stretch of road for you. Huge trees line the roadway for about 5 miles. If it's really hot outside, this stretch of road will cool you off because it is completely shaded. The last third of this ride travels along the Ohio River and follows the path of the official Ohio River Scenic Byway.

Drive Enjoyment

Hwy 162 has some nice wide curves and a few (I wonder what's on the other side of this curve) sharp curves. Signs are well marked, and the roads are generally well paved with little to be concerned about.

Tourism Opportunities

Santa Claus, IN is home to Holiday World. Holiday World is an old amusement park with a new water park. There is ample parking and it's easy to find. There is a hotel and some shopping along hwy 162. Also, Lincoln State Park is along this path. If you're planning a stop, or need gas, I would get it in Santa Clause because there are not as many opportunities on hwy 231 south of Santa Claus. You will pass several small towns along hwy 66 along the Ohio River. Overall, except for Holiday World, this is mostly a scenic area, not known for tourism or shopping.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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offroadfx4
June 13, 2017
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Good roads except Hwy 66 is exceptionally rough right now and needs repaving.
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Guest
January 22, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I live in Santa Claus, since last October, and have made this ride a couple times. Very, very scenic and nice. The area is so nice we ended up moving here from Jasper, IN.
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