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Ohio, Little Kanawha Rivers Designated as Water Trail

Ohio River Parkersburg

More than 50 miles of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers have been designated as a water trail to highlight the recreational options available in Wood County.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau says in a news release that the West Virginia Recreational Trails Advisory Board granted the new designation, which will be celebrated Saturday at the annual Parkersburg Paddlefest event.

The Wood County Alternative Transportation Council spearheaded the project, working with various organizations to showcase the scenic, wildlife and historical opportunities along the route made up of 39 miles of the Ohio River and 18 miles of the Little Kanawha.

CVB Executive Director Mark Lewis says the group is working to create a website for the trail and printing maps.