The upcoming long weekend lets us take a look at what activities this area has to offer.
"Well this Memorial Day, like always is a fantastic weekend to be out on the river, enjoying the sunshine and taking part in the two rivers that confluence right in our downtown," said Casey Knowlton, social media coordinator at the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Knowlton from the Marietta-Washington County Visitors Bureau says keeping busy in Marietta is not a problem. We so casually see the rivers every day but there are many activities on and off the river that can be quite enjoyable.
From water sports to the trails, Washington County is filled with entertainment. The Marietta adventure company rents out the equipment needed for these activities.
"So it's a great chance to take out a kayak, and explore some local water ways, we have several local rivers and creeks, that are ideal for paddling, and we have all that information here and can point you in the right direction or can even offer our services and transport you and offer you rental equipment," said Ryan Smith, owner of the Marietta Adventure Company.
The rivers and creeks allow for boating and kayaking. The Wayne National Forest and multiple trails offer the perfect area for mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking.
Not only does Washington County supply a variety of water sports, mountain climbing and biking, but many museums and historical tourist attractions.
"We can certainly keep people busy when they come in for a weekend in Marietta. With a number of sights, things like the Castle, and museums like the Campus Martius Museum and Ohio River Museum. We certainly make sure they see all the big points of Marietta," said Knowlton.
So whether you want to be out on the water or visiting a historical landmark, Washington County has a lot to offer. If you are local, it is a chance to get out and try something new. This weekend and all summer, there is something for everyone.
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