Madison, Ohio River Byway in national magazine
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:00 AM
Madison has again been recognized as a special place to live or visit.
Of course, we already knew that.
Our city is featured in the spring issue of American Road Magazine in an article "Wonderland Way" that follows the Ohio River Scenic Byway from Cincinnati to Vernon, Ill.
The story details the efforts of J. Edgar Burton, field secretary of the Hoosier State Auto Association who, in 1921, was tasked with designating a route for the Indiana section of the Atlantic-Pacific Highway.
Burton advertised it as "the shortest, most direct, most logical route" across Indiana. Recognizing that the roads along the Ohio River were some of the most scenic in Indiana, Burton then began the Wonderland Way Division of the Atlantic-Pacific Highway Association with the intent of establishing an alternative "scenic route" on the Atlantic-Pacific Highway.
Part of the article focuses on the communities along the Ohio River Scenic Byway, including Madison. Clifty Falls State Park is also featured.
The mention got us to wondering how many of us - the folks who live here - have actually traveled the 302 miles of the Ohio River Scenic Byway.
From Lawrenceburg on the east to the Indiana-Illinois border you'll visit interesting towns with a whole host of activities.
If you're a history buff, you'll see Civil War battlegrounds. If you love the outdoors, you'll be able to visit some exquisite state parks. If you like museums you'll find plenty of those.
As families begin to plan summer excursions, we recommend a day or two to experience the Ohio River Scenic Byway.
Find out why so many visitors to our area keep coming back.