National Pike Wagon Train Returns to Belmont County
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The wagon wheels will soon be rolling as the National Pike Wagon Train travels through Belmont County beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 with a route along historic National Road (U.S. 40).
The Saturday trip will begin at the historic village of Morristown and travel U.S. 40 through the community of Lloydsville, where it will continue to the Ohio University Eastern’s campus to the Great Western Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse dating from 1870.
The wagons proceed along Ohio 331 to Cumberland Pointe Care Center where the residents also will be able to enjoy the festivities.
Leaving Cumberland Pointe and traveling north on 331, the wagon train will then turn left onto Lloydsville/Bannock Road and enjoy riding the beautiful countryside of Belmont County while traveling back to the Morristown area.
The wagon train will stop for rest and refreshments at the Pike 40 Restaurant before going back into Morristown to camp behind the historic Blackhorse Inn for the night, and eat dinner prepared by the Morristown Historic Preservation Association.
On Sunday, breakfast will be served to the wagon train participants before they depart Morristown. The train will travel across U.S. 40 to Pancoast Road, passing the Fiesley’s Tree Farm and traveling through Barkcamp State Park. Inside the park, a Belmont County youth civic organization will serve lunch to participants. The train will depart Barkcamp to Ohio 149 and turn left to travel to Stenger Road for a stop at Belmont Classic Cars. The wagon train will take Stenger Road back to Morristown, bringing it back to U.S. 40 where it will turn left and travel back to the Black Horse Inn.
The 16th annual National Road Yard Sale also takes place along the road this same weekend.
National Pike Wagon Train activities in Morristown are coordinated by the Morristown Historic Preservation Association. To learn more, log onto www.morristownohio.org. This event is sponsored by the Belmont County Tourism Council. Visit www.visitbelmontcounty.com or call 740-695-4359 for more information.