Looking for a quiet getaway where you can enjoy art, history, nature, leisure and outdoor adventure all in one destination? Portsmouth, Ohio might be your new favorite destination.
Tucked away in Scioto County on the southern edge of the state at the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto rivers, Portsmouth, Ohio is the best place to take advantage of Ohio’s often temperamental weather.
When the rain keeps you indoors, take a trip back to the 1860s and explore Portsmouth’s Historic Boneyfiddle District. Served by the Main Street Portsmouth non-profit society, the Boneyfiddle District looks just as it did more than 100 yeast ago, earning 20 of its properties a spot on the National Registry of Historic Places. Here, in the heart of the past, you’ll find some of Ohio’s best antique shops perfect for spending hours getting lost in nostalgia.
And, when the weather clears, lace up the hiking shoes and head out to Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail. Starting downtown in the Boneyfiddle, this heritage trail reaches into the Ohio River Scenic Byway near Portsmouth’s famous floodwall murals. But, once you pass through town, the real beauty of the trail begins. Wind your way along the Ohio River before heading north into Shawnee State Forest. Along the way, you’ll become connected with the Indigenous history that reaches back thousands of years as you pass ancient mounds.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Portsmouth, Ohio, you’ll arrive at the Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport.