Founded in 1991, the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor, the MVHC for short, is a regional non-profit organization created to advocate for and protect the historical, natural recreational, agricultural and cultural resources of the Maumee Valley watershed while promoting their use and appreciation by current and future residents and visitors.
The Maumee River is the longest in the entire Great Lakes System and is an Ohio designated State Scenic and Recreational River. Its watershed encompasses over 6,500 square miles (the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined) in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.
Our partners include 49 organizations spanning a 7-county area in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Together we have a stronger voice and more impact furthering our mutual missions. Or partners include museums, historical & genealogical societies, park districts, heritage & cultural sites, libraries, battle sites, recreational trail clubs, soil & water conservation districts, chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus, and others that embrace our mission.
The Heritage Corridor serves as the manager of the Maumee Valley Scenic Byway, one of the 26 recognized by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The National Scenic Byways Program, established by Congress in 1991, recognizes historic, scenic, and culturally important roads, all of which promote economic development and tourism in communities around the U.S. There are more than 1,200 byways in all 50 states. The Ohio Scenic Byway Program is a grassroots effort to heighten the awareness of the resources that the state has to offer. Here is the link to the Maumee Valley Scenic Byway online and here is the map.