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 the pleasure of both hiking and biking portions of their trails including ... Read More
By Steve Stephens The 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 as historic.
Marietta is the oldest city in the Buckeye State, founded in 1788 at a time when crossing the Ohio River from the ... Read More
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 to visit Marietta. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of outdoor activities in Ohio. It’s no wonder that National ... Read More
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 have an incredible experience in outdoor adventure in Marietta, Ohio which will leave you with a desire to return again ... Read More
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 will be!
Marietta’s unique location at the confluence of two beautiful rivers, along with its proximity to Ohio’s largest national ... Read More
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 Ohio Rivers. I had a lovely corner room with windows on two sides where I could ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 days gave me an appreciation for its diverse attractions, gorgeous river views, and historic homes. I came up with five reasons you ... Read More
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 ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Aaron Burr Portrait, from wikipedia Burr the enigma Aaron Burr was then the sitting Vice President of the United States. ... Read More
Recently I attended a press trip to Marietta, Ohio and I was totally blown away with how many things there are to do there! The area was established in 1788 and I have found that some of the oldest areas of our country are the most intriguing! It’s simply a gorgeous area with a fascinating history. If you love talking to ... Read More