The Captina Creek Birding Trail is a do-it-yourself driving tour with signage at five stops within the Captina Creek Watershed. Belmont County is home to a variety of special bird species, such as tropical migrating birds like the Northern Parula, spotted at Raven Rocks, the Hooded Merganser, seen overwintering at the Powhatan Point Marina, and the Belted Kingfisher, found all along the Captina corridor. Although it is not a hiking trail, two of the sites have areas where visitors can take short walks.
740-526-0027 • www.belmontswcd.org
Egypt Valley Wildlife Area
Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is 14,300 acres of wildlife area, popular for hunting, fishing, and other forms of wildlife recreation. Deer, turkey, waterfowl, squirrel, grouse, rabbit, and dove are the most sought-after species for hunting. Many of the small ponds have been stocked with bass, catfish, and bluegills by the division and offer good fishing opportunities. Hiking, bird watching, photography, and sightseeing are also popular on the wildlife area.
I-70 and SR 800, Piedmont, OH 43983