Start from Valley Harley-Davidson
127 Fort Henry Rd, Triadelphia, WV 26059
Pull out of Valley Harley-Davidson and turn right onto Fort Henry Rd, then turn left onto Cabela Dr, followed by an almost immediate right onto I70.
Follow I-70 W to Overbrook St in Wheeling. Take exit 5 on your right for US-40 toward VA-88 S/Elm Grove/Triadelphia. Keep left at the fork and follow Elm Grove/Bethlehem signs.
Go straight across Hwy 40 until you get to Lumber Ave and take a left. After a quarter-mile, take another slight left onto Coal Ave/Lumber Ave. Continue onto National Road for almost a full mile.
Look for a large stone monument on your right; this will be your first stop and a great photo opportunity.
Madonna of the Trail
In 1911 the National Society, DAR (Daughters of America), decided to mark the Old Trails Road, which stretched from California to Maryland. Originally they had planned to place Mile Markers but instead decided to erect Pioneer mother statutes.
The National Old Trails Road Association (NOTR) was created to study the trails and select routes to designate. The county judge at that time was future President Harry S. Truman. He would often speak about how their husbands had dreams of faraway places offering land, independence, and opportunity, and how their wives faced a grueling journey, keeping a family clothed, fed, and looked after in a jolting dusty wagon across hostile terrain pulled 2,000 miles at the speed of oxen or horses.
One of 12 statues in the country, each has been engraved with something meaningful for that specific region.
When you've had a chance to grab a photo and enjoy the statue, head back onto National Rd, continue for two miles, and your destination will be on the left. Tim Hortons, where you can grab some coffee and a pack of Timbits to fuel up for the next leg of your journey. Or you can skip this and grab some coffee at your next stop 14 minutes down the road.
Head west on National Rd toward Knox Ln. You'll pass by Perkins Restaurant & Bakery on the left in about 0.5 miles.
Turn left to merge onto I-70 W toward Columbus, and ride for about 9 miles until you see exit 218 for Mall Rd toward Banfield Rd. Take that exit on your right, and then continue on Mall Rd until you see West Texas Roadhouse.
West Texas Roadhouse
Don't let its name deceive you; this restaurant doesn't have any affiliation with Texas Roadhouse's national chain of restaurants.
West Texas Roadhouse is a locally owned business founded by Steve Sorvalis, and it opened in October of 1995. They have award-winning steaks, ribs, and a very diverse menu. It's a great place to stop for Lunch or Dinner.
After some delicious food, take a left onto US-40 W National Rd E and ride for 1.7 miles, then take a right towards Newell Ave, and after about 400 feet, make a left onto Newell Ave and ride through town.
Newell will turn into OH-9 N/Maple Ave and ride that for 9 miles.
You'll come to a T, where you'll take a right onto OH-9 N/S Main Street. Ride that for a half-mile through New Athens until you get to 519 /Wheeling St. Turn Left and follow OH-519 for 9 Miles
You will come to a T, take a left onto US-22 W. Ride that for 2.3 miles, and then take a right onto Douglas Turn Road. Follow that for a mile, and then take a slight left onto Kennedy Ridge Rd. Ride along Kennedy Ridge Rd for 4.2 Miles, and it'll turn into OH-799, keep going straight through for another 3miles, and your next stop will be on the right.
Andi's Point Drive-in is a great little spot to stop and have an ice cream cone! It's a favorite for local Harley-Davidson riders in this area.
After you've enjoyed a nice refreshing treat, continue down OH-800 S, Dry Ridge Rd, and Deck Rd to US-20W in Londonderry Township. It should take about 12 minutes; it's about a 7.4-mile stretch.
From there, turn onto US-22 W and follow it for 10 miles. Look for R-1 on your right. Follow that road, and you'll be rewarded with some of the beautiful scenery that Salt For State Park offers.
Some of the top pics to see while you are there are below. We hope you enjoy this rider route, and be sure to share any pictures from your trip on Instagram with the Hashtag #ValleyHDRiders
Kennedy Stonehouse Museum
Look through this window into the past on the shore of beautiful Salt Fork Lake. This lovely Stone House has been restored to its 1840 appearance, competing with a summer kitchen and unique root cellar. At the age of 23 in 1837, Benjamin Kennedy purchased an 80-acre tract of land on Sugar Creek and commissioned the building of a stone house. The stone blocks quarried on the property were finely crafted and tightly fitted. The house and root cellar nearby cost $600, a bargain, even in those days! Read More on the website!
Salt Horse Trail
Salt Fork White Horse Trail is an 8.1-mile loop that features beautiful views of the lake. Many people actually go Horseback riding here if you are in the mood for a different "Kind" of riding experience.
Hosaks cave closes at sunset due to the dangerous but beautiful cliff you'll find there. However, if it has been raining recently, you might get a peek at the Waterfall, which runs through the mouth of the cave.
It's a beautiful area with lots of spots to take pictures.