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4.25 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.25
4 Reviews

Ohio's State Route 9; Salem to Armstrong Mills

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2004

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JBigg
2 McR Points
July 30, 2011
If your looking for a rural ride, this is it. Not…
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Guest
August 22, 2009
We took RT7 from Youngstown south along the Ohio…
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Written Directions

Start by finding State Rt. 9 in Downtown Salem Ohio. Salem Ohio is about 35 miles south east of Akron Ohio. Take Rt. 9 (or what is called "Newgarden Ave." in Salem) south and stay on Route 9 about 85 miles all the way to the very small town of Armstrong Mills Ohio. From here the route I'm describing is done but you can choose to either turn left (east) on 148 will take you to Powhaton Point on the Ohio river or right on 148 (west) will take you to Barnesville (from there state route 800 will run you north up to I-70 if you are in a hurry to get back to wherever you came from).

Scenery

Scenery runs from low land dairy and beef farms to rough hilly valleys of southeast Ohio typical of the Ohio River valley. Many times wildlife is visible from the road.

Drive Enjoyment

The northern section (north of the town of Cadiz) of this route is comprised mainly of sweepers ... pavement is good, some tar snakes in the area. The southern section is comprised of sweepers that run in to very twisty, down and up hill runs. Watch out for wildlife on the road!

Tourism Opportunities

This route runs mainly thru a rural area. Camping can be done at Bark Camp State Park west of Warnock Ohio. Fuel is easily found. Larger towns with interesting shops are (from north to south) Salem, Carrollton, Cadiz, and St. Clairsville. Hotels and motels can be found in St Clairsville and Salem.

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Ohio Route 9 (near St. Clairsville)
Ohio's State Route 9; Salem to Armstrong Mills
Ohio's State Route 9; Salem to Armstrong Mills
Ohio's State Route 9; Salem to Armstrong Mills
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JBigg
July 30, 2011
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
If your looking for a rural ride, this is it. Not a lot of curves but Great scenery. Watch your gas as there are not many stations. Make sure you stop in Salem, its a nice little town.
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Guest
August 22, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
We took RT7 from Youngstown south along the Ohio River stopping at the Moundsville Haunted Prison in West Virginia. You've got to do the tour of the prison! We then continued South on RT7 to Powhatten and took 148 over to Armstrong Hills and picked up RT9 and road it all the way into Salem. Great ride. Lower part of RT9 is tricky with twisties and hills.
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Akumu
January 7, 2017
1629 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Not a bad road at all, especially if you get your speed up to *ahem* extra-legal speeds. If you're rolling at 55mph, though it's decent enough. Just worth the 4 star rating as the surface is usually pretty good. If you're heading south into Wayne's this would be a solid path to get there, that isn't the slab.
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