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2.88 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.88
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Route 715 to Mohawk Dam

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 01, 2009

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Graves
March 20, 2015
I made this a part of our trek from NW to SE Ohio…
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kawi636
2 McR Points
July 30, 2014
This road has been re-paved since the older…
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Written Directions

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.

Scenery

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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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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Graves
March 20, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I made this a part of our trek from NW to SE Ohio and on the way back last summer. Nice little stretch of road that runs along the base of the hilly area surrounding it. The road was in decent condition. No sweat. Stopped at the Mohawk dam for a minute. Cool ride if you're in the area.
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kawi636
July 30, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
This road has been re-paved since the older reviews. The surface is clean and smooth all through out.

Fun ride. Decently twisty with an easier section near the middle.
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Guest
October 29, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
This road was recently refinished by ODOT with chip seal (gravel) throught the entire stretch of 715 in Summer of 2010. It's no longer motorcycle friendly and should be avoided.
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