“The Zipper” boasts unique versatility and a perfect snapshot of the true Ohio’s Windy 9 riding experience. This route has been strategically designed to make the most of a “short time to kill” or an all-day, leisurely-paced excursion. Looking for a quick, out and back? Would you rather explore Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski State Forest, and a stop along the Underground Railroad in the village of Albany? Maybe find yourself somewhere in between? The choice is yours!
Lake Hope Lodge, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651, 740-596-0601, Hours: Monday –Thursday 11AM-8PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sunday 10AM-8PM,
All directions originate from Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau
L on E State St. R on 10
L on 33 E L on 19
Exit to 50/32 W R on 56
Exit to 682 R on 682
L on 56 Exit to 50/32 E
L on 278 Exit to 33 W
L on 50 Exit to E State St.
L on 12 (Washington Rd./Old 50)
L on 681
R on 681
Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur, Ohio 45651, 740-596-5253, www.parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakehope.com
Zaleski State Forest, St Rt 278, Zaleski, Ohio 45698, 740-596-5781, www.forestry.ohiodnr.gov/zaleski.com
Ohio Paw Paw Festival, Lake Snowden, 5900 Old US Hwy 50, Albany, Ohio 45710, Check athensohio.com/events for dates.