Buckeye Lake, Ohio - Playground of Ohio Smart-Guided Bikeway Cycle Tour


Mon Mar 27 2023 at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm


Buckeye Lake, Ohio - Playground of Ohio Self Guided Cycle Tour | Millersport, OH

The Playground of Ohio - Buckeye Lake! This unique fun historical bikeway tour ties in the lake's past and present amusement adventures.
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Smart-guided Cycle Tour ~ Buckeye Lake, Ohio - The Playground of Ohio

CycleNuts Selfie Cycle Tours

CycleNuts Selfie Tours tie together fun, interesting, scenic, historic, tasty, and refreshing points of interest along a bikeway focused tour route and you ride at your pace and your pleasure. You are the tour boss.

Get your tour ticket to this historical fun-in-the-sun bikeway adventure at Buckeye Lake! Explore the sights and museum of what made this manmade lake crucial in the early growth of the United States of America and then later, the 'Playground of Ohio' with its amusement park, dance hall, hotels, and lake attractions.

"The Buckeye Lake Amusement Park opened in 1901 and was referred to as “The Playground of Ohio.” In its heyday, crowds as large as 50,000 would come to visit the attractions, which included rides, a skating rink, boating excursions, swimming, and dining. The park also had two large ballrooms, The Crystal Ball Room and Lake Breeze Pier Dance Hall, which often hosted popular big bands including Louis Armstrong and Tommy Dorsey. Radio broadcasts that could be heard across the country were also recorded in the Pier Ballroom." source: Licking County Library - Buckeye Lake Amusement Park

You have lots of options on this adventure - pick from a 10 mile, 14 mile, 18 mile, or 21 mile route. Make it a short fun bikeway adventure along the lake... or make a day of it - go swimming at the beach, enjoy lakeside dining with live music, visit the Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum (Admission: $4 donation for adults; $2 donation for seniors; $1 donation for children), taste old fashioned ice cream in a vintage ice cream factory, ponder canal side at the historical Deep Cut marker (The Deep Cut is considered by some historians as one of the greatest engineering feats in Ohio's first half-century), take in the natural beauty of Ohio's oldest State Park - Buckeye Lake State Park, find the trailside Buckeye Lake historical marker, see (or even tour) the environmental quirk of the floating Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve, check out the numerous shops, breweries, and local attractions, and maybe even take a boat tour on Buckeye Lake.

This bikeway tour route is loaded with options - 10, 14, 18, or 21 total miles. All of the options include 8 miles on the Buckeye Lake Bikeway, which is lakeside level. The balance of the routes are roadway and follow the lay of the land, in some areas over rolling hills where your cycle's gear shifter will see some use. Nevertheless, the tour comes with the usual CycleNuts 50% downhill guarantee.

Points of interest (listed for the longest route - the shorter routes have fewer): Buckeye Lake, Buckeye Lake Bikeway, The Deep Cut, Buckeye Lake State Park, Ohio and Erie Canal, Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, Crystal Beach at Crane Lake, Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve, and two optional tasty CycleNuts tested and approved turnaround spots - Papa Boos, and Welden's Ice Cream Factory.

HERE'S THE PLAN: You bring the bike. CycleNuts provides the smart-tour guide! Via email you receive an expertly designed and tested tour route. Simply click on the emailed link and follow the expertly designed Selfie Tour route using your smart phone as your personal smart-tour guide for the Voice and Map guided turn-by-turn instructions.

  1. From your location simply click on link 1 provided by CycleNuts (using your cell phone) and follow the Google Maps directions to the starting spot;
  2. Unload your bike (if you transported it to the starting spot), or if you rode your bike to the starting spot then you are good to go;
  3. and then click on link 2 provided by CycleNuts and begin the tour (for more complex tours there may also be a link 3 or 4 to click on along the way as well as additional instructions).

WHERE TO RENT A BIKE: See your ticket purchase confirmation information for local bike rental listings.


GET YOUR TICKET TODAY! - take note that the tour starting and ending times on the ticket are only a general guideline to give you an idea of how much time the tour may take at the minimum. Your time in the saddle, on the trail, and starting times are your call - it is your tour.

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Buckeye Lake, Ohio - Playground of Ohio Self Guided Cycle Tour, Buckeye Lake State Park, 2905 Leibs Island Rd NE, Millersport, United States

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