Pathfinder Routes is a local project started by
The Licking County Area Transportation Study (
A crew led by
The first completed route is the Foothills Pathfinder Route. It is roughly 44 miles in length and travels from Utica to Hanover here in Licking County, OH. This route highlights the Northeastern area of the county. The majority of the Western side of the county was mostly glaciated and the ends, or moraines, of the glaciated
The second route, Hidden Legends Pathfinder Route has one end that ends or begins near the termination of the Foothills Pathfinder Route in Hanover. The Hidden Legends Pathfinder route extends from Hanover to Newark near the Great Circle and Octagon mounds with a length near 32 miles. This route is significant in that it ties some of the areas lesser known hidden gems, or "Hidden Legends" as we are calling them. These Hidden Legends are better known as Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Flint Ridge State Park, Taft Nature Preserve, and the Newark Earthworks sites (The Great Circle and Octagon Earthworks). These Earthworks are being included in an effort to be designated as a World Heritage Site, which is kind of a big deal!
The third route is named Buckeye Frontier Pathfinder Route and it will take a path from Hanover passing by Newark and Buckeye Lake and will end near Hebron. Its length is 41 miles. The theme of this route is described within its name to highlight the areas it travels from Hebron near the historic National Road, through the Buckeye Lake Area where some of Ohio's earliest settlers inhabited, up SR 13 passing by Dawes Arboretum, into Newark near the historic downtown area, and over to Hanover near the termination of the first two routes; Foothills and Hidden Legends where it can also pull from their overall themes.
For more information:
Main Line: (740) 670-5200
Fax: (740) 670-5197
20 South Second Street
Newark, OH 43055
Ross Morrow, Transportation Planner II, GIS Data Manager
Event Flyer: Click Here
Event Map Foothills Map: Click Here
Event Map Legend Hills: Click Here
Register: Click Here or call (740) 670-5200