There are several ways to get to the island!
- Meet at the Belpre boat ramps in Civitan Park for transportation to Blennerhassett Island on Don and Dottie Gearhart’s pontoon boat! Free for ski club members! Debbie and Jimmy Johnston may also help shuttle with their pontoon later in the afternoon.
- Gearharts will shuttle ski club members to the island between 11:00-11:30 and bring back between 2:30-3:00. If you miss the boat, and need a ride, just call Don at 304-481-1793 and he’ll pick you up.
2. Jump on the Sternwheel at Point Park. $10 per adult, $8 per child Tickets available at Blennerhassett Museum.
- Kayak, canoe or bring your own boat and meet us there!
Bring snacks or a covered dish to share, and your own drinks. We’ll pick a place on the island for our food stash to share.
Once you’re on the island you can:
Tour the Mansion
Visit the gift shop
Take a horse and buggy cart tour
Walk around the island
Snack bar available
All of the tours are inexpensive. You can view the rates here. If you haven’t been to the island, you’re in for a treat. It’s a small taste of history, and a true gem of a state park right in our backyard. Plus, thanks to the Gearhart’s, there is free transportation and a chance to hang out on a pontoon boat for a while.
If you’d rather bring your own boat, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board, just paddle over!
We were treated to Dan Fowler’s story about the restoration of the island at the June ski club meeting. Dan’s father, Dan Fowler Senior, was the Archaeologist from Morgantown who was hired to turn the island into a state park. His unique perspective on the island was interesting and entertaining. Thanks so much to Dan for sharing his inside view with the ski club. If you missed the meeting, Dan is a ski club member, so be sure to ask him about it.
So – if you plan to join us, please let us know. I’d like to get an idea of the amount of members to expect. Just click here to send me a quick email: NancyMillersEmail@Gmail.com
Also, if you have any questions or suggestions, let me know through the email, or call my cell at 740-525-8124. Or, if you have questions about the island, call (304) 420-4800
Thanks and we hope you can take an afternoon to play and enjoy the river and island! Bring a friend and introduce them to our club! Let’s get new members!
Hope to see you there!