12 Midwest Backroad Scenic Drives
The drive: In southeast Ohio, you'll find the state's first pioneer trail. (The old trail ran for 220 miles.) Drive a portion of it starting in Zanesville (pictured at left; 55 miles east of Columbus) by crossing the confluence of the Licking and Muskingum rivers at the world's only bridge shaped like a capital Y. Travel southwest on US-22 and view the covered bridges near Lancaster before turning north on State-37.
Worth a stop: The 64-mile trip ends in Granville, a Victorian village (now a college town) with a tree-lined promenade, antiques shops and charming dining.
For information: Contact Discover Ohio. (800) 282-5393; discoverohio.com