Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Day Trip to Burr Oak State Park


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This is the trip we plan on taking the first warm and dry weekend that comes along this spring. Our home is in Newark, so we'll take SR13 south through Somerset and New Lexington and Corning. This is old coal and oil country (ever heard of corning grade crude oil?) and the terrain is rolling hills with a mix of woods and farm land.

Near Glouster we'll turn northeast and stop in at Burr Oak State Park for lunch at the lodge. We spent a week at a cabin here a few years back and did nothing but unwind. The lodge has WiFi if you feel the need to go online but forget about cell coverage unless they've erected some new cell towers.

After lunch we'll travel northeast again on SR 78 towards Malta and McConnelsville. Then we'll travel SR 60 north to Zanesville and then Frazeysburg. We used to live in Frazeysburg back in the 80's so it'll be nice to see how that little burg has changed.

From Frazeysburg it's just a short 15 minute ride to home in Newark. Total mileage for this trip is about 115 miles. Drive time should be about 3 hours. If you include the stops for lunch and any sites we might find interesting along the way, we should be home after about 5 hours and that's probably about as long as we could tolerate on our bike.

If you know of any spots we should visit along the way, let us know.

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