The Marion area offers many delightful bicycling destinations. We’ve listed a few of the roads and destinations that our members especially enjoy.
For Nature Fans
Big Island Wildlife Area along Larue-Prospect Rd.
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area (Eagle’s nest, many migrating birds)
Delaware Wildlife Area (Gearhiser Road, and the eagle’s nest south of the lake)
Eagle’s nest on St Rt. 199 just south of Upper Sandusky
Terradise Nature Preserve (Marion County Park, near Caledonia, on Marion-Williamsport Rd, just west of St. Rt 746).
Myers Woods, Marion county park (north of Morral)
Ice Cream Shops
Places to Ride to and Swim
Waldo Community Pool (24 mile round trip)
Prospect Community Pool (30 mile round trip)
Upper Sandusky Community Pool (50 mile round trip)
Delaware State Park (45 mile round trip)
Whetstone River, on East River Road just south of Rt 529
Scioto River, from Rt 4 south to Rt 42 (either side of the river north of Prospect, East side south of Prospect)
Sandusky River, starting behind Coon’s Candy.
Olentangy River (east side), starting across Rt. 23 from the Methodist Theological School south of Delaware and continuing to Orange Road.
Area Bicycle Trails (with closest point to Marion)
Richland B&O Trail (Lexington, 18 miles each way)
Kokosing Gap Trail (Mt. Vernon, 13 1/2 miles each way)
Tarhe Recreational Trail (Upper Sandusky, 3.8 mile trail from downtown Upper Sandusky and circling the reservoir)
Other Great Destinations
Coon’s Candy (off Rt 23, Harpster)
Swartz Covered Bridge (a few miles northeast of Coon’s Candy)
Twin Bridges (Cardington Road, just south of Whetstone River Road)
Amish farms west of Larue
Pfeiffer Station General store (Hardin County Rd 144, west of Larue)
Routes and Destinations