- 38 miles (61 km)
Twelve rolling and rural roads, which make up this byway, passquite a few historic structures, such as the Ghent Woolen Mill, theHale Farm and Village, and the Stony Hill Schoolhouse. This routeis especially beautiful because it goes through a number ofexclusive natural areas. One of these areas is the 404-acre BathNature Preserve, which shelters some of the rarest fauna and florain Ohio.
Special opportunities to enjoy this beautiful area can bediscovered in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. An 800-acreportion of the 30,000-acre CVNP is located in Bath. In addition,the Bath Hill Park and Trailhead, located on North Revere Road, isa great place to find outdoor relaxation.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH)
This "Park for All People" preserves 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Annual visitation exceeds 3.5 million people. Created by an act of Congress in 1974, the park offers year-round activities for all age groups and interests. Popular activities include: hiking, golfing, bicycling, horseback riding, picnicking, sledding, and skiing. Historical structures, canal locks, and wayside exhibits are added features of the Towpath Trail which runs through the CVNP and alongside the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Hale Farm and Village (OH)
Hale Farm and Village lures the visitor with sights, sounds, andsmells of a bustling Western Reserve township of 1848. Visit withartisans -- glass blowers, candlemakers, potters, and blacksmiths-- who demonstrate the industries of the mid-1800s.
The three-story home was built by Jonathan Hale between 1825 and1827. At the time of its construction it was one of only two allbrick buildings in the Cuyahoga Valley.