By Heather Rader
Posted On: Aug 28, 2017
Located in southeastern Ohio, Marietta is situated along the banks of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. As the first settlement of the Northwest Territory and Ohio’s first city, Marietta has centuries of history to explore. Ancient earthworks, historic houses, significant landmarks, statues, a historic village and Marietta Main Street await to be discovered!
A fun way to explore Marietta is by Segway. Scott’s Super Adventures offers three different Segway tours through this historic villiage. Owners and tour guides, Scott and Cathy have a fleet of Segway i2 SEs waiting for visitors to experience Marietta from the wheels of a motorized scooter.
Owners and Tour Guides of Scott's Super Adventures, Cathy and Scott Reynolds
An hour long Fun Ride Tour gets riders acquainted with riding a Segway along the paved Marietta River Trail. The two-hour Parks & Bridges Tour showcases the picturesque parks of Marietta and Williamstown, West Virginia and crosses over both the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. The two-hour Historic Marietta Tour passes by historic houses, ancient earthworks and Marietta Main Street. Each tour starts with a Segway tutorial, so all experience levels are welcome. (Note: Tours are limited to four people and riders must be at least 14 years of age).
For my first venture on a Segway (ever!), I decided to take the two-hour Historic Marietta Tour. After a short introduction and tutorial from Cathy, we fastened our helmets and placed our headphones in our ears to begin.
The historic tour highlights Marietta’s founding history and guides you through Ohio’s first city. Departing from Muskingum Park, riders glide along the River Trail, visit streets lined with historic Victorian homes, view ancient earthworks, learn history of local churches, pass through Marietta College, see the preservation of Marietta Main Street, and more before heading back to Muskingum Park to end the tour.
Taking a Segway tour with Scott’s Super Adventures is fun way to discover historic Marietta! Have you ever explored history on two wheels?
For more ideas on your next adventure, Find It Here at Ohio.org.