Quality of Life

With ample bike trails, watershed paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking, abundant walking trails, and numerous area golf courses, the Mid-Ohio Valley is well suited for the active lifestyle. Mix in great local restaurants, a vibrant downtown bar scene, and walkability from hotels to various amenities, the big city life can be found in small doses.

For the shopper and crafter, our community’s legacy of handmade goods is on display throughout the year whether you are in our many downtown shops or at the Marietta Farmer’s Market, Belpre Homecoming, Lowell Octoberfest, or the numerous area craft fairs.

Family activities abound in the valley as the Marietta Aquatic Center, Broughton Nature Trail, Belpre Civitan Park, and area museums provide great activities and educational opportunities while First Fridays, Sternwheel Festival,  the Sweet Corn Festival, Washington County Fair, and other seasonal events fill the community calendar.

For a look at what life in the Mid-Ohio Valley is like, browse the Instagram feeds from some of our local content creators: