Tourism is vital to the Belpre area. The many varied tourist spots, range from small “down-home craft shops” to Nationally recognized Neff’s Country Loft and Quilt Shop to Ohio’s oldest open-air market. With antique shops, the Unicorn Wine Guild, covered bridges, the beautiful Ohio River, Blennerhassett Island and Museum, Farmers Castle Museum & Educational Center, historical sites and buildings there is plenty of things to do to fill your days. Visitors can relive history, shop in modern and up-to-date gift shops, visit antique stores, and visit a town that is family oriented. You will find a town that makes you forget “the hustle and bustle of the big city” and yet is very up-to-date. With Marietta, Ohio being only 11 miles away and Parkersburg, West Virginia only one mile, visitors will find the Belpre area one of the nicest places to bring a family. There are beautiful golf courses and river access for fishing, boating and picnicking. Once you come to Belpre, you will definitely want to return.
There are many outdoor activities, including walking trails, golfing, fishing, boating, picnics, etc. Visitors enjoy all the beauty of the parks in our town. You can relax in Depot Park and see the restored caboose, picnic under the beautiful trees in Howes Grove Park, or if you are looking for a place to launch your boats, (nearby camping facilities), or vacation, spend a day in beautiful Civitan Park. Located on the banks of the Ohio River and overlooking the historic Blennerhassett Island and Mansion, Belpre, Ohio is your place to spend a day……or several days a week during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Come take a drive through the Ohio Scenic byways managed by the Ohio River Trails. Relaxation is something to look forward to in the Belpre area.
A few of the annual activities are the Founders Day Festival in April, the Blennerhassett Island Bridge Day Festival the second weekend in June, the Annual Belpre Area Homecoming celebration the 1st weekend in August, the Apple Butter Stir-Off in October, the Holiday Lights Festival from Thanksgiving weekend through January 1st.
There is much to do and see in the Belpre area….and we look forward to seeing you soon.