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Marietta, OH | 5 Amazing Ways to Explore Ohio’s First Adventure

Marietta, Ohio is not only Ohio’s oldest settlement but the first permanent settlement in the entire Northwest Territory.  Whether you’re a history buff or outdoor enthusiast, you’ll find lots of ways to explore Ohio’s First Adventure. Hit the Trails. Marietta’s trail network is phenomenal no matter how you choose to use it.  While visiting I had … Continued

Marietta preserves its past as Ohio’s oldest city

By Steve StephensThe Columbus Dispatch Take A Seat offers an occasional look at things to see and do in one of Ohio’s 88 county seats. This stop: Marietta in Washington County MARIETTA, Ohio — Few places in Ohio are as picturesque as this town, at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. None is … Continued

Ohio’s First Adventure: Marietta

Ohio’s First Adventure: Marietta Marietta, Ohio is a sleepy town along the Ohio River in the South-East corner of the state. Before my visit, Marietta (or Ohio for that matter) was not really on my travel radar. My compass almost always points West to the mountains, but I am so glad I took the opportunity … Continued

Outdoor adventure in Marietta Ohio

Marietta, Ohio’s new slogan is “Ohio’s First Adventure” and it couldn’t be more on point. Marietta was the absolute first settlement in the Northwest Territories (which had to have been an incredible adventure!) and sitting at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers it is a hub of outdoor adventure nowadays too. You will … Continued

Fablous Outdoor Adventures Marietta Ohio

Are you looking for the perfect adventure town for your outdoor vacation? A town where you can paddle, bike, and hike during the day, and indulge in some fine eatin’, strolling, and shopping as the sun goes down? Marietta, Ohio may not be on the top of your adventure-town bucket list right now, but it … Continued

Historic Lafayette Hotel Marietta, Oh

Visitors to Marietta, Ohio have a variety of lodging options to choose from.  The historic Lafayette Hotel stands out as a unique choice that is rich in history and character, with the best location for exploring the historic district of downtown Marietta. Lafayette Hotel Location The Lafayette Hotel sits at the confluence of the Muskingum and … Continued

7 Fun & Unique Things to See and Do in Marietta, Ohio

While I’ve passed through Marietta, Ohio many times in my travels, I haven’t stopped in this quaint little town since my senior year spring break trip with a close friend (I was a wild teen, right??).  This spring when the Marietta-Washington County CVB invited me down, I jumped at the chance to explore the nooks and crannies of … Continued

Five Reasons You Must Visit Marietta, Ohio

Five Reasons You Must Visit Marietta, Ohio Five Reasons You Must Visit Marietta, Ohio Marietta is a small city that lies right along the Ohio River in southeast Ohio.  While little in size and numbers, it’s bursting with local attractions. I’ve passed through Marietta many times on I-77, but stopping in the city for 3 … Continued

Burr Conspiracy and the Battle of the Muskingum

Two shots rang out in the early morning mist above the towering Palisades on the Heights of Weehawken NJ. It was July 11, 1804. Alexander Hamilton lay mortally wounded, shot by Aaron Burr in a duel. Hamilton died the next day. The aftermath of the duel would soon be felt in the Ohio Valley. CLICK … Continued

Dusty Rooms and Creaky Floors: Antique Mall Finds in Marietta There is a coming of age irony to my love of things old and cast iron; it all stems from one of the many times my mother said to me “Someday you will look back and realize you are just like me, when you are older.” And every time my mom has said those … Continued