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West Virginia: MidOhio Region
Like the river from which it takes its name, the Mid-Ohio Valley combines tranquil scenery, spellbinding history and outdoor adventure.
Cas Art Glass in Ellenboro
The Ohio River cuts a dramatic path by Parkersburg, encircling restored Blennerhassett Island, the scene of a tragic American love story in the early 1800s. In town, Victorian mansions and museums recall another tumultuous era, the oil and gas boom of the late 19th century.
The small towns that dot the region offer more historical pleasures, along with a delightful dose of mountain culture. Collectors come from far away to watch master artisans make glass, and craft and antique shoppers take away treasures.
The region offers plentiful opportunities for fishing the rivers and streams, hiking and biking along miles of trails and back roads, hunting in thousands of acres of wildlife areas and driving through serene, unspoiled mountains.
The Mid-Ohio Valley welcomes you with real West Virginia friendliness - a companionable, easy atmosphere that will draw you back again and again.
All Fair: West Virginia Festivals
All year long, all around the Mountain State, West Virginians celebrate: heritage and diversity, favorite foods and flowers, famous folks and landmarks. From mountain music to...
Pioneers and Entrepreneurs
The Mid-Ohio Valley's history and culture are intertwined with the Ohio River, the focal point of Parkersburg.
Civilizing the Land
George Washington, surely one of the great real estate developers of all time, wrote in his journal about....
Stories and Sternwheelers
America's first oil boom, beginning in 1859, turned Parkersburg into a vital commercial center and spawned the oil and gas barons who were...
Sports and Speed
Year-round, Parkersburg City Park is a fine place for families, with swimming, picnicking, paddleboats...
Showcasing the Arts
Parkersburg is the Mid-Ohio Valley's showcase for arts and live entertainment. Film festivals and live theatrical reviews are...
You'll find handcrafts by hundreds of West Virginia artisans at several large craft outlets in Parkersburg. Among them are...
Antique shops in the Mid-Ohio Valley often feature vintage regional glass. Maher's Antiques in Parkersburg also offers...
Small Town Americana
The river dominates the western area of the region, but its influence gives way to hills as you travel eastward, where towns are smaller and...
Settle into the tranquility of the Mid-Ohio Valley in any of the region's many parks. At sprawling Mountwood Park...
Trails and Tunnels
North Bend Rail Trail is for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. It stretches 72 miles from Parkersburg to...
For sport fishing, start at the top - the top of the Mid-Ohio Valley region in St. Marys. Here, where...
The Hunt Is On
The Mid-Ohio Valley offers plentiful populations of whitetail deer and other game for hunters.
Easy, Peaceful Feeling
The Mid-Ohio Valley is easy to reach and wonderfully peaceful - with history, arts and...