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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
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Seneca Lake Loop

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By Colt2Cat (7 McR Points) on Oct 12, 2011

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Roadking Vic
October 19, 2011
I've driven this route many times and it is quite…
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Akumu
1629 McR Points
November 21, 2019
A great serene little loop made here. Just be…
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Written Directions

Seneca Lake is located in Guernsey and Noble counties in Ohio, just Southeast of the I70-I77 interchange. A good starting point for this ride is the boat ramp near the intersection of SR313 and SR574. From the boat ramp, turn right onto SR574, go 0.1 mile to the stop sign and turn right onto SR313. Follow SR313 to the first stop sign. Turn right and you will still be on SR313. Follow this to the next stop sign and you will turn right onto SR147. Follow SR147 until you turn right onto SR566. Follow SR566 until you turn right onto SR574 and follow this across the dam and back to the starting point.

Scenery

This loop provides several different views of one of the most popular and scenic lakes in Ohio. The road cuts near or over the lake numerous times providing several scenic views, with many places to stop and look of you desire. When the lake is not visible, this route follows the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio woodland and farmland, especially scenic in the fall.

Drive Enjoyment

Many, many curves and hills provide a very satisfying ride around this loop, and with the completion of a paving project on SR574 as I type this (10/13/11), the overall road quality went from a 3 to a 5, as this road was in terrible condition prior to this project. You can complete the entire loop with only two mandatory stops (both stop signs) along the way.

Tourism Opportunities

Seneca Lake Park has two campgrounds, one at the marina and one at the beach, both with full hook-up available. The marina has a restaurant/bar, boat rentals, and an excellent location for viewing the lake. There is a drive-in near the dam and the boat ramp is only a few miles from the town of Senecaville, where you can find a small general store. A few more miles gets you to Buffalo, with a few eating establishments and gas.

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Roadking Vic
October 19, 2011
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I've driven this route many times and it is quite nice. Would be nicer if it was near the water more. The campgrounds are lakefront and there is many motels about 15 miles away in Cambridge. The Buffalo Bar and Grill is near the intersection of I-77 and OH 313. Don't forget that OH 147 east to the Ohio River is a very nice ride to add to this ride.
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Akumu
November 21, 2019
1629 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
A great serene little loop made here. Just be careful that with all of the riding and looking at the lake you look where you're going on the road. This is especially pretty for the autumn colors.
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