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Ohio River Highlights - Countryside YMCA - Wed Apr 10, 2019
Join us on a splendid day trip along the mighty Ohio River! April is a beautiful time, with the Red Bud trees and other spring foliage in bloom. We will visit some very interesting sights. Ripley, OH is known as a very important stop on the Underground Railroad. High on a hill with spectacular river views is Rankin House, once home of the Reverend John Rankin. Here, you`ll learn how Rev. Rankin and John Parker (a former slave) assisted many runaway slaves on their path to freedom. The lovely new Visitors Center and gift shop add to your experience. Later, we`ll cross the river into Maysville, KY, where you`ll see the beautiful Floodwall Murals. Then, we will ride to the quaint river town of Augusta, KY and enjoy a fine luncheon buffet at Parkview Inn. Augusta is most famous for its river ferry and for being home to the Clooney family—Rosemary, Nick, Nina, and George. We`ll visit the home where Rosemary lived from 1980 until her passing in 2002. You`ll see wonderful memorabilia from her life and career. On our ride through town, we`ll see Nick and Nina`s home (where George grew up), as well as George`s cottage. It`s a great day on the river!