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Man Goes Missing on Kokosing Gap Trail

5/26/20

Mt. Vernon, OH - "... Jason Wayne Taylor, 40, of Mount Gilead, is still missing as of Tuesday morning. Law enforcement officials searched the trail for him Sunday afternoon after learning he intended to harm himself." more

Asphalt Repairs on B&O Trail

5/26/20

Richland County, OH

Authorities Investigating Death along Towpath

5/24/20

Stark County, OH - "...Brink declined to provide details about the person who was found, saying only that authorities are at the scene to conduct a death investigation." more

2 Parks Reopen in Medina County

5/24/20

Medina, OH - "...In the 17 open parks and on the three open multipurpose trails, the park district asks visitors to follow these guidelines..." more

Volunteers Planting Trailside Wildflowers

5/23/20

Wayne County, OH

Trail Closed in CVNP

5/22/20

Brecksville, OH

Demolition of the Brecksville Dam

5/22/20

CVNP, OH - "A new chapter in the Cuyahoga River’s history began yesterday as crews began demolition of the Brecksville Dam, located next to the Towpath Trail..." more

AMATS Approves $993M for Transportation Improvement Program

5/21/20

Akron, OH - "...In addition, new portions of the Freedom Trail in Akron, Kent, Stow and Tallmadge will be created, and new sidewalks will be constructed, including on on North Cleveland-Massillon Road in Bath and Raber Road in Green." more

New Trailhead Along Heart of Ohio Trail

5/20/20

Knox County, OH

Towpath Section Closing for Paving

5/1920

Akron, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed in the rerouted section around the KB BioEnergy plant for repaving on 5/20 - 5/21.

UH Bike Share Expected to Relaunch with New Sponsor

5/16/20

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland will get its next update on what used to be called the 'UH Bike Share' program at some point in June, according to CycleHop, the company that runs the program." more

Mill Creek MetroParks Lays Off Workers

5/15/20

Youngstown, OH - "Sixteen Mill Creek MetroParks employees are feeling the effects of park cutbacks during the coronavirus crisis." more

Future Trail will Connect Parma to Towpath

5/15/20

Parma, OH - "...This green corridor through dense residential and commercial development provides the future route of a paved, mixed use trail that will allow the people of Parma and Brooklyn Heights to connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail." more

Trail Activity at the Towpath Mounds

5/15/20

Cleveland, OH

Cuyahoga Valley MTB Trail Reopens

5/14/20

CVNP, OH - "U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce and the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association on Thursday marked the reopening of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s East Rim Mountain Bike Trail System." more

Water Fountain Installation Moving Along

5/13/20

Mt. Vernon, OH

Man Arrested in CVNP for Planning to Ambush Federal Officers

5/12/20

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "Christian Stanley Ferguson, 20, of Cleveland, was arrested in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on May 8, for planning to ambush, kill and rob federal law enforcement officers, the Cleveland FBI reports." more

Medina County Park District Reopens Some Park Areas

5/12/20

Medina, OH - "Four more Medina County parks have been reopened to the public after having been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic." more

Mill Creek MetroParks Extends Cancellations

5/12/20

Youngstown, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, tours, events, lectures and indoor facility rentals through Aug. 31." more

Mera Cardenas Talks Towpath Trail

5/11/20

Cleveland, OH - "We get the organization's new executive director's takes on the Towpath..." more

Towpath Construction Progress

5/7/20

Cleveland, OH

Related: A more detailed post on Cleveland-area Towpath Construction.

New London - Greenwich Trail Work Days Resume

5/7/20

New London, OH

Towpath Section Closure May 4 - 15

5/5/20

CVNP, OH

Updated on 5/5/20: The trail will not be open during the evening this week, as originally announced.

Connector Trail Construction in Wakeman

5/4/20

Wakeman, OH

$25K Trailside "Oasis" Planned for Heart of Ohio Trail

5/4/20

Hilliar Twp., OH - "...Planning has begun for the 'Lytle Road Oasis,' a trailside amenity that will 'enhance access and experiences of Heart of Ohio Trail patrons'..." more

4 Places to Access Northern End of Towpath

5/3/20

Cleveland, OH - "...We’re seeing unprecedented demand on our local parks and trails and if you can’t ride your bike to access these spaces, we thought we’d share four suggestions on other parking locations where you can access the northern end of the Towpath Trail." more

Trail Use Rises in Portage County

5/3/20

Portage County, OH - "...Although traffic counters will soon be installed at some of its parks, currently the Portage Park District is unable to accurately tally visitors, but sensing volume is up, has wisely installed signage at its park entrances asking those using the trails to respect social distancing." more

Popular Trailhead gets Makeover

5/1/20

Champion, OH - "...The trailhead is part of the 16.7-mile Western Reserve Greenway bike path that runs from Bloomfield to Warren..." more

Areas for Social Distancing in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

4/30/20

CVNP, OH - With warm weather forecast for this weekend, the CVNP is looking to mitigate crows within the park.

Mill Creek MetroParks COVID-19 Updates

4/30/20

Mahoning County, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks cancellations, cClosures, and openings.." more

Ongoing Trail Construction Projects in Cleveland

4/29/20

Cleveland, OH - "...construction crews have been busy working outdoors on several trails and connections. These are projects related to the Re-Connecting Cleveland Tiger Grant Projects that will be bringing significant changes to the trail network by 2021." more

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway Closed Thru Sept. 30

4/29/20

CVNP, OH

Towpath Section Reopens after Tree Removal

4/27/20

Valley View, OH

Large Tree Blocking Towpath

4/27/20

Valley View, OH

Red Line Greenway Construction

4/26/20

Cleveland, OH

Road & Side Path Construction in Liberty Twp.

4/25/20

Delaware County, OH

Recognizing the Efforts of Kokosing Gap Trail Volunteers

4/25/20

Knox County, OH

Can Springfield be Ohio's Next Bike Hub?

4/23/20

Springfield, OH - "...He believes the city can build a whole bicycle-driven economy around the trails, one that would benefit bicyclists as well as everyone else. And the economic impact could reach beyond commercial development..." more

Towpath Section Closure - 5/1/20

4/23/20

Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to cap an oil and gas well adjacent to the canal corridor. The Fairview Avenue parking lot will be closed as well.

Please note, this start date has been updated from the previous announcement in March to reflect the revised construction schedule.

Towpath Closure Feb 17
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Closure in Summit County in NE Ohio

Social Distancing Reminders Along B&O Trail

4/22/20

Richland County, OH

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Reopens Towpath Section

4/20/20

Valley View, OH - "The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announced Monday it has reopened the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail between Canal Exploration Center and Lock 39 Trailhead in Valley View.

..."The [flooding] damage was repaired Monday. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park said trail users should expect some rough surfaces." more

Pittsburgh-to-Cleveland Trail has Many Benefits

4/20/20

PA - "The trail would be a welcome tonic to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio when life returns to normal." more

Ariel Foundation Park Event Closures & Guidelines

4/20/20

Mt. Vernon, OH - "Foundation Park Conservancy board members have had many difficult conversations among themselves and with City leaders and Knox Public Health representatives over the last few weeks..." more

Trailside Clean-Up Along the Kokosing Trail

4/18/20

Knox County, OH

10 Ways to Stay Safe While Visiting Parks

4/17/20

Cleveland, OH - "...While parks across Ohio enact restrictions or closures during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order encourages Ohioans to use the parks if they are safely able to do so." more

Some Tips on When to Visit the CVNP

4/17/20

CVNP, OH

Ohio-to-Erie Trail E-News

4/17/20

OH - Read the Spring 2020 edition.

Public Comment Sought for Bike Trail Extension

4/17/20

Warren, OH - "...Comments regarding the [Western Reserve Greenway extension] project, including environmental impact, right-of-way acquisition and access limitations during construction may be submitted by May 14..." more

Encouraging Words to be Displayed on Towpath

4/16/20

NE OH - "The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is asking community members to submit encouraging messages and pictures to be placed along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail." more

Illegal Activity along Heartland Trail

Marshallville, OH

Property Owner Agreements Needed for Bike Path Construction

4/15/20

Trumbull County, OH - "Plans continue for a new section of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail bike path." more

Middle Branch Trail Section Closing

4/15/20

Canton, OH - The trail will be closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler Ave. for a bridge replacement project from May 1 to Oct, 31, 2020.

A Message from Dan Rice

NE OH - "...We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines of the CDC while you are enjoying the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, our parks and open spaces..." more

Maintenance Work Along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Knox County, OH

Knox County Parks E-News

OH - Read the latest newsletter.

Drinking Fountain Installation on the Kokosing Gap

4/11/20

Mt. Vernon, OH

$29M for Transportation Projects in Tuscarawas County

4/11/20

OH - "...[the projects include] Construction of 5-foot bicycle lanes on both sides of state Route 416 from state Route 259 to the north end of the village of Tuscarawas. The total length of the bike lanes is 3.3 miles and the cost is $1.6 million." more

Connecting Cleveland Communities

Cleveland, OH - "...Cleveland’s bike network is growing, with over 70 miles of bike lanes added over the past 4 years. But, while it is growing, it isn’t connected. The lack of connectivity lowers both ridership and safety of people riding bikes." more

New Section of Heartland Trail to Explore

Wayne County, OH - "...This section of future trail is quite rideable or walkable because it is mostly hard packed dirt & grass with a few short sections of gravel..." more.

CVNP Makes Loop Trails One-Way

4/9/20

CVNP, OH

B&O Trail Section Closure April 13

4/9/20

Lexington, OH

Multi-use Trail Part of Cleveland-Massillon Road Project

4/9/20

Fairlawn, OH - "...There will also be a 10-foot-wide walking trail from the roundabout to roughly Giant Eagle, just south of Route 18..." more

2020 GeoTrail Program

4/8/20

Knox County, OH

Towpath Closure Today in CVNP

4/8/20

CVNP, OH

Demolitions Begin Along Center Run Trail Corridor

4/8/20

Ashland, OH - "...According to Mayor Matt Miller, the primary reason for the structures to be removed is to restore the riparian corridor, or the area along Town Creek, which was called 'Center Run' on early maps..." more

Summit County Posts Open Restrooms List

Summit County, OH - View the list as well as other park alerts.

Holmes County Trail Notice

4/6/20

Holmes County, OH

Reminder: Honor the Gap!

Knox County, OH

A Message from Craig Kenkel

CVNP, OH

Scroll down this page to see the latest Cuyahoga Valley National Park closures list.

Independence Area Trails Still Open

Independence, OH - " While parks with playground equipment have been closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the outdoor trails in Independence and surrounding communities remain open to the public." more

Ohio & Erie Towpath Flooding Update

NE OH

Get Your Exercise on the North Coast Inland Trail

Sandusky, OH - "With gyms closed, and warmer weather, hopefully, on the way, one outdoor recreation area welcomes all people to visit — so long as everyone keeps 6 feet away from one another." more

Metroparks Closes Roads to Create Space for Park Users

4/2/20

Cuyahoga County, OH

Historic Marker Installed Along Kokosing Trail

4/1/20

Howard, OH

B&O Trail Cleared

Richland County, OH - Despite closures seemingly everywhere, many Ohio trails, like the B&O Trail, have dedicated volunteers who continue to maintain public trails for your use and safety.

New Signs Along the Kokosing Gap Trail

3/31/20

Knox County, OH

Good Samaritans Assist Injured Trail User

3/30/20

Munroe Falls, OH - "...Good Samaritans help badly injured senior on hiking trail in Summit County." more

Illegal Parking along Heartland Trail

3/30/20

Marshallville, OH

Towpath Flooding Update

3/30/20

CVNP, OH

Related: Flooding Photos.

Towpath Closed in the Cuyahoga Valley

3/29/20

CVNP, OH

No Trespassing on Future Heartland Trail Section

Marshallville, OH

Cleveland Metroparks CEO on COVID-19

Cleveland, OH - "...Brian Zimmerman, CEO of the Cleveland Metroparks, spoke with FOX 8's Stefani Schaefer about how to safely use much of what the parks have to offer during this time." more

Trailside Playgrounds Close

Knox County, OH

Lorain County Metro Parks After Hours Noice

Lorain County, OH - "While Lorain County Metro Parks is currently closing parks at 6 pm, the park system states that several parks throughout the Lorain County Metro Parks system are not gated. Should you want to get out to a metro park after 6 pm, consider these parks: Amherst Beaver Creek, Lakeview Park (Lorain), Kopf Family Reservation (Avon Lake), French Creek Nature Center (trails behind the building), Charlemont (New London), Kipton (Oberlin) and the North Coast Inland Trail (trailheads from Elyria to Kipton). more

Knox County Trail Rack Cards

3/25/20

Knox County, OH

Cleveland Metroparks Closures/Cancelations

Cuyahoga County, OH - "...All guests should follow [these] safe practices when visiting the parks..." more

Removing Dead Trees along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Knox County, OH

Lorain County Metroparks Closes All Park Restrooms

3/24/20

Lorain County, OH - "As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Lorain County Metro Parks (LCMP) will extend the closures of all indoor public facilities through April 6, 2020. At this time, all outdoor parks and park trails will remain open to visitors from 8 am to 6 pm, daily. However, all playgrounds and restrooms have been closed until further notice." more

Lighthouse Steps Park Coming to Cleveland

Cleveland, OH - "Lighthouse Steps Park will be a pocket park in the Warehouse District at W. 9th Street near Main Avenue – the site of Cleveland’s original lighthouse built in 1873. The park is an important piece of a plan to enhance the connection between the Warehouse District and Flats East Bank..." more

Trailside Observation Tower Closes

3/24/20

Mt. Vernon, OH - Beginning today, March 24th, the Rastin Observation Tower in Mt. Vernon along the Heart of Ohio Trail (Ohio-to-Erie Trail) will be closed until further notice. Ariel Foundation Park, however, is still open.

Hoover Trail Flooding Alert

North Canton, OH - Expect flooding and water over the trail in areas near the E. Maple Ballfield entrance.

Metroparks Authorizes Trail Spending

3/22/20

Jefferson, OH - "...The North Shore Trail is part of the Proposed Great Ohio Lake to River Trail, which, when completed, will run from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Towpath Flooding Update for Stark County

3/21/20

Stark County, OH - Flooding at Blough Ave. has closed the trail between Craig Pittman Trailhead and Rt. 21 in Navarre, Lake Ave. in Massillon, and north of Lake Lucerne to the Summit County line in Canal Fulton. Parking lots at Crystal Springs, Lock 4, and Lake Lucerne are closed.

High Water Alert for Middle Branch Trail

Canton, OH - High water from the Nimishillen Creek has flooded the trail between Spangler St. and Martindale Rd. near the Rt. 62 overpass.

Blackhand Gorge Trail Closed

3/20/20

Licking County, OH - Due to flood damage, the paved trail at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is closed.

CVNP Closing Some Restrooms

3/20/20

CVNP, OH

More Stark County Trail Flooding

3/20/20

Middle Branch Trail: High water from the Nimishillen Creek has flooded the trail between Spangler St. and Martindale Rd. near the Rt. 62 overpass.

Mahoning Valley Trail: The trail is expected to flood near Rt. 225, just north of the Gaskill St. Trailhead and will be closed until further notice.

New Trail to Chippewa Gorge Opening this Summer

Brecksville, OH - "...In November, Cleveland Metroparks crews began working on the Chippewa Gorge Trail, a new spur off the existing trail network behind the Harriet Keeler Shelter. The loop trail will feature multiple access points to guide hikers down to the creek edge in the gorge." more

Towpath Flooding in Stark County

3/19/20

NE OH - Flooding over the trail at Blough Ave. has closed the trail between Craig Pittman Trailhead and Rt. 21 in Navarre, Lake Ave. in Massillon, and north of Lake Lucerne to the Summit County line in Canal Fulton.

Construction Resumes on Towpath in Cleveland

3/18/20

Cleveland, OH - "Construction crews have resumed their work on stage 4 of the Towpath Trail extension project that runs from the northern end of stage 3 (Literary Rd. & University Rd.) through Scranton Flats and Carter Rd. to Canal Basin Park." more

Cleveland-to-Pittsburgh Trail Proposal

3/18/20

Cleveland, OH - "Trail planners will go online today to announce the proposed route of a 200-mile-plus recreational trail linking Cleveland to Pittsburgh." more

Connecting Communities Plan & Survey

Cleveland, OH

Heartland Trail has Busy Day

3/16/20

Marshallville, OH

Bridge Construction Progress Report

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...The second [phase] will involve the reconstruction of the north side, and the third will center around intersection improvements and the construction of multi-use trails." more

City Seeks Funding for Trail

3/12/20

Green, OH - "The city will apply for a $35,000 Summit County Trail and Greenway Community Grant through the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition to help fund the proposed nearly one-mile Willadale Trail through Boettler Park." more

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway Shuts Down Thru April 12

3/12/20

CVNP, OH

Portage Parks District Gains 89 Acres

Portage County, OH - "The Portage Park District has acquired an additional 89 acres of parkland, including 60 acres off Ferguson Road in Streetsboro." more

Stream Restoration in the Cuyahoga Valley

Boston Twp., OH - "Crews with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have restored about 2,200 feet of Stanford Run near the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Towpath Section Closure

3/9/20

Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to cap an oil and gas well adjacent to the canal corridor.

Towpath Section Reroute Coming in March

2/27/20

Akron, OH - Beginning in early March, the Towpath Trail will be rerouted around the KB BioEnergy plant while the City of Akron performs work associated with its ongoing sewer project. The trail is anticipated to be restored by August 1, 2020.

OurStreets App Helping Cleveland Commuters

2/26/20

Cleveland, OH - "A relatively new app, OurStreets, is already catching on among Cleveland commuters and advocates as a new way to help the city, Bike Cleveland, and Clevelanders for Public Transit better track traffic violations." more

More Funding Sought for Plum Creek Trail Project

2/25/20

Brunswick, OH - "The next phase of the city’s Plum Creek Greenway Project got the green light from City Council on Monday (Feb. 24)." more

Road Rehab May Include New Bike Lane

North Olmstead, OH - "...we’ve contemplated slightly widening the road to better accommodate bike traffic on the street..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

NOACA's ACTIVATE Public Survey

NE OH - Planning for the Cleveland area which includes: Lorain, Median, Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties. more

Ohio & Erie Towpath Section Still Closed

2/21/20

Brecksville, OH

NCIT Low Brush Cut Back in Huron County

2/21/20

Monroeville, OH

Summit Metroparks Seeks Additional Funding

Akron, OH - "...the funds will be used to maintain, operate, conserve and improve the Bike & Hike Trail; Freedom Trail; portions of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail; F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm; Nimisila Reservoir; Liberty Park; Cascade Valley, Deep Lock Quarry, Firestone, Furnace Run, Goodyear Heights, Gorge, Hampton Hills, Munroe Falls, O’Neil Woods, Sand Run, Silver Creek, Springfield Bog and Wood Hollow parks; and other park properties." more

Trailside Clean Up along the NCIT

2/19/20

Norwalk, OH

OurStreets App for Better Streets in Cleveland

2/19/20

Cleveland, OH - "...OurStreets is a reporting tool, and the more people that use it – the better it gets..." more

Demolitions Along Proposed Trail Route

Ashland, OH - "...The legislation, passed unanimously, will essentially be the first truly visible action taken in support of the proposed trail, which will run along what’s most commonly called 'Town Creek.' It was formerly called 'Center Run' on early maps." more

Cleveland can do Better with Complete Streets

2/16/20

Cleveland, OH - "...The failure to create a downtown loop is an example of the mixed record of Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration in observing the city’s 2011 'Complete and Green Streets' ordinance..." more

Authorities Rescue Woman Who Fell Ill on Trail

Twinsburg, OH - "...If not for the plowed bike and hike trail, our response vehicles would have had a harder time trying to navigate the main path..." more

Old-Time Racks for Bikes

Mt. Vernon, OH - "A dozen new bike racks will appear near the new parking lots along Gay Street and by the Kokosing River entrance to Ariel-Foundation Park and in other areas in downtown..." more

Levy Project to Impact Towpath, New Stark County Trail Maps

Perry Twp., OH - "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to reinforce one of its levees and could close a trail section..."

...Separately, Fonte told the board that his staff is updating the park district’s maps so they only show existing trails and trails under construction, not proposed trails that go through private property..." more

Towpath Trail Section Closure Feb. 17

Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to plug an oil/gas well adjacent to the canal corridor.

Towpath Closure Feb 17
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Closure in Summit County in NE Ohio

Impaired Driver Kills Bicyclist in Lorain

2/10/20

Elyria, OH - "...Gill was arrested and is charged with operating a vehicle impaired, aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to control and failure to stop after an accident." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Eminent Domain Playing a Role in Park Levy Renewal Opposition

2/9/20

Stark County, OH - "...'We have no intentions of building a trail through somebody’s property who doesn’t willingly sell it to us, period,' he said. 'His constituents (Stoltzfus) has heard from are misrepresenting what’s actually happened'." more

Large Tree Down on the Kokosing Trail

Knox County, OH

Snow in Cleveland Bike Lanes

Cleveland, OH

Canfield Township Closer to Bike Tail Connector

2/8/20

Canfield, OH - "Canfield Township is getting closer to making a connection from the township park on Herbert Road to the Mill Creek MetroPark’s bike trail." more

Howard Arch to Receive Historical Marker

Howard, OH - "...The arch now serves as a bridge for U.S. 36 over the Kokosing Gap Trail. The former Howard railroad station now has a playground for children and is a stopping point for travelers on the trail." more

Towpath Section Closure Feb. 6-21

Brecksville, OH

Man Arrested for 2 Attacks at Brookside Reservation

2/4/20

Cleveland, OH - "...On October 20, 2019, Barker is accused of attacking a 61-year-old woman near the Meadow Ridge Picnic area in the Brookside Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks." more

Richland B&O Trail Alert

2/4/20

Richland County, OH

GoFundMe Effort for Water Fountain & FixIt Stand

Mt. Vernon, OH - "The Mount Vernon terminus of the Kokosing Gap Trail; is the most heavily used access point on the KGT. Trail users will no doubt appreciate a water fountain and bicycle repair Fixit station at this trail head. more

Park Improvements Include Trail Repairs

2/3/20

Youngstown, OH - "...[also] resurfacing the MetroParks Bikeway will include asphalt repair and paving, and aggregate shoulders." more

Trimming Brush along the NCIT

Huron County, OH

More on Summit Metro Parks New Park Restoration

Akron, OH - "...We are going to restore the physical habitat to the river, we’re going to reforest it, and we’re also going to recreate and restore about 60,000 acres of floodplain..." more

Final Alignment for Trail is Set

1/31/20

Warren, OH - "...The Trumbull County commissioners have selected the final alignment for the Western Reserve Greenway Phase IV trail. Approximately 21 acres of the project will include 1.115 acres of temporary right-of-way required from 17 property owners to construct the project..." more

Funding Approved for Trail Linking Wendy Park to Flats

Cleveland, OH - "...Cleveland Metroparks will build the 700-foot trail connecting the existing end of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail through the Willow Street Bridge to the Wendy Park Bridge." more

Clearing Low Hanging Branches on the Kokosing Gap

Knox County, OH

Bike Racks Coming to Tremont

Cleveland, OH

Richland B&O Trail Alert

1/29/20

Bellville, OH

2 Proposed Road Projects to Include Trails

1/28/20

Cleveland, OH - "...Plans include adding bike lanes to Dunham and Tinkers Creek roads in Maple Heights and Walton Hills, and adding a multi-use trail to the Mastick Road bridge in Fairview Park, according to a news release." more

Akron Pledges $3M to Revitalize Summit Lake

1/28/20

Akron, OH - "...The project would include the addition of a new outdoor amphitheater to the west, an art installation of giant marbles, a boat launch area to the north and a trail lopping all the way around the water’s edge along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal." more

Mayfield Heights Seeks Trail Grant

1/28/20

Mayfield Heights, OH - "...It is hoped that the trail will be the start of a trail system that will not only connect the entire city, but also connect with other communities’ paths." more

Prototype Trail will Open in New Metro Park

Akron, OH - "...The 200-acre site off Cuyahoga Street was the former Valley View Golf Club. It was purchased for $4 million in 2016 with the goal of returning the property to its natural state and linking together three area Metro Parks..." more

Wayne County Rails to Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Pennsylvania Connector Trail Planned

1/26/20

Ashtabula County, OH - "...The trail will ultimately run from the Pennsylvania state line through Dorset and connect to the Western Reserve Greenway Trail, a stretch that is more than 25 miles. The Metroparks have owned the land where the trail will exist since 2003. It was originally a rail line." more

Winter Trail Cleaning

1/26/20

Richland County, OH

Bike & Hike Trail Closure

1/24/20

Northfield, OH - "A 300-foot section of the Bike & Hike Trail will be closed for one day [on Jan. 29] immediately south of Brandywine Road for work on the gas line adjacent to the trail."

Proposal to Connect Kokosing Gap with Downtown Gambier

1/23/20

Gambier, OH - "...One of the projects outlined in the plan would connect the Kokosing Gap Trail with downtown Gambier, using a trellis bridge for bikers and pedestrians that would cross Ohio State Route 229..." more

Lot Donated to New London-Greenwich Trail

New London, OH

Bicycle Education Center Puts Education First

1/22/20

Elyria, OH - "A group of volunteers has undertaken the task of educating the people of Elyria about their bikes." more

Knox County Parks Trail-Paving Poll

Knox County, OH - "I support [or do not support] the Knox County Commissioners, Knox County Park District, Licking County Commissioners and Licking Park District’s proposed ODNR Clean Ohio Trail Fund joint-application to pave 1.32 miles of Ohio To Erie Trail (OTET)" Vote here.

Little Beaver Trail Receives Extension Funding

1/21/20

Lisbon, OH - "A state grant has been received to help pay for extending the Little Beaver Greenway Trail from downtown Lisbon to nearly state Route 11." more

Towpath Section Closing in Summit County

Akron, OH - Beginning January 22 and continuing through January 24, a ~2.2-mile section of the Towpath Trail will be closed for tree removal from Botzum Trailhead to Weathervane Lane. This segment lies between Akron and Peninsula, Ohio.

This work is part of the Akron Waterways Renewed project to replace the outfall bridge at the City of Akron water treatment plant.

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Fallen Trees Cleared from Kokosing Trail

Knox County, OH

Volunteers Clear Space for NCIT Trailhead

1/13/20

Norwalk, OH

Red Line Greenway off to Ugly Start

1/12/20

Cleveland, OH - "The early stages of building an urban trail or greenway can be ugly. Trees need to be cut. Stumps need to be pulled. Earth needs to be moved." more

Comments Sought for Trumbull County Bike Trail

Warren, OH - "The public has a chance to weigh in on the final route of the last leg of Trumbull County’s portion of the bike trail, which will join the sections in Niles and Warren." more

Richland B&O Trail Alert

1/10/20

Butler, OH

Driver Sentenced to 3 Years for Killing Cyclist

1/10/20

Elyria, OH - "...Sharan Carr, 65, was convicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for the death of 66-year-old Richard Knilans, in Avon Lake." more

Lowellville gets Money for Bike Path Repairs

Lowellville, OH - "The first fix-up phase for the portion of Stavich Bike Trail that runs through Lowellville will be under way in 2021." more

Cleaning Up Along the Kokosing Gap

Knox County, OH

Debris Cleared from the Richland B&O Trail

Richland County, OH

New Coffee Shop & Restaurant Near Trail

1/8/20

Mt. Vernon, OH

Tree Falls Cleared from Richland B&O Trail

Richland County, OH

Pathway Projects Among Chardon Accomplishments

Chardon, OH - "...the city, in October, was recognized as a Buckeye Trail Town by the Ohio Buckeye Trail Association during a ceremony at the city’s annual Fall Fest." more

Edgewater Park Rape Suspect Charged

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Metroparks police and the U.S. Marshals have taken into custody a man accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman at Edgewater Beach on Dec. 29." more

Land Obtained for Hellbender Preserve Access

Howard, OH - "...At present the only way to access Hellbender is to park at the Kokosing Gap Trail in Howard, walk the trail and the preserve is adjacent to the trail..." more

Girard Mayor Talks Bike Trail

Girard, OH - "... We have an extension by the court to continue to acquire the property necessary for the bike trail and to continue to make improvements at the former Ohio Leather site." more

Greenway Construction off to Controversial Start

Cleveland, OH - "Advocates and supporters of the soon-to-be-built Red Line Greenway trail are upset with the Cleveland Metroparks after the early work done on the $6.4 million project included the removal of numerous trees..." more

Budget Priorities Include Lakefront Greenway

Cleveland, OH - "...The county also listed as a priority its proposed lakefront greenway project, which would create a walking trail and bike path from Euclid to Bay Village along Lake Erie..." more

A Word from Jacob VanSickle

4/3/20

Cleveland, OH

Southwest Ohio News & Updates

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Trail Conditions Update from 3 Creeks Park

5/26/20

Columbus, OH

Photo of New Camp Chase Trail Section

5/25/20

Galloway, OH

Tree Fall Blocks Bikeway

5/24/20

Austin, OH

Trailside Camping Season Opens

5/24/20

London, OH

Flooding Update at 3 Creeks Park

5/22/20

Columbus, OH

Flooding Continues at 3 Creeks Metro Park

5/21/20

Columbus, OH

Path Project Progress in Delaware

5/20/20

Delaware, OH

More Flooding Expected in Central Ohio

5/20/20

Columbus, OH

Olentangy Trail Flooding

5/19/20

Columbus, OH - "The Olentangy Trail is heavily flooded in the Whetstone Park area. Please use caution if heading out to the trails as other trails could also be experiencing heavy flooding."

Glick Road Path Connection Planned for 2020

5/18/20

Dublin, OH - "Construction is planned for fall 2020 on a shared-use path connection along Glick Road between Carnoustie Drive and Muirkirk Drive..." more

3 Creeks Trails Flooded

5/19/20

Columbus, OH

CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

5/15/20

Columbus, OH - "Lyft is now offering free rides on CoGo bikes for healthcare workers. The company, which has operated the local bike share system since late 2018, made the announcement yesterday." more

Restrooms at Xenia Station Still Closed

5/14/20

Xenia, OH

Trail Section Closing in Hilliard May 14

5/14/20

Hilliard, OH

Central Ohio Resources for Cyclists

5/14/20

Columbus, OH

Big Walnut Trail Construction

5/8/20

Columbus, OH

Body Found on Great Miami River Trail

5/4/20

Franklin, OH - "An investigation is underway after a body was found Monday morning on a Warren County bike trail." more

Trail Bridge Goes Up in Delaware

5/2/20

Delaware, OH

Norton Road Gets Sidepath Retrofit

4/30/20

Columbus, OH

London Coffee Peddler Opens

4/30/20

London, OH

Battelle Darby Creek Camp Chase Trail Connector is Open

4/29/20

Galloway, OH

2 Taylorsville MetroPark Locations Closing May 4

4/29/20

Vandalia, OH

Two Taylorsville MetroPark locations will be closed for pavement repairs from Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 22, pending weather conditions.

  • South Park: 2000 U.S. 40, Vandalia
  • Reservable Area: 8400 Brown School Rd., Vandalia

These park areas will be closed to all traffic – including vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists – during the repairs.

Little Miami Trail Closures Reminder

4/29/20

Maineville, OH - "Beginning April 27: Five culverts on the trail south of Old 3C Highway need maintenance work, which will require the trail to be closed temporarily on weekdays. The trail will be open on weekends. We anticipate this work will be complete by Memorial Day [May 25th].

Morrow, OH - Beginning April 30: Paving is scheduled for the trail near Morrow. Work should be compete within two weeks, but it is weather dependent.

Bike Co-Op has Outdoor Repair Station

4/27/20

Columbus, OH

3 Creeks Metro Parks Notice

4/27/20

Trailside Camping Area Prepped for the Season

4/25/20

London, OH

Vehicular Traffic on Trail is "Out of Hand"

4/24/20

Madison County, OH - "...Swaney said that without knowing who officially can be on the trail, his deputies have difficulty figuring out if someone is in violation of the law." more

Little Miami Trail Maintenance Alert

4/17/20

Maineville, OH - "Beginning April 27: Five culverts on the trail south of Old 3C Highway need maintenance work, which will require the trail to be closed temporarily on weekdays..." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail E-News

4/17/20

OH - Read the Spring 2020 edition.

Input Sought for Proposed Pedestrian Bridge

4/16/20

Columbus, OH - "...The project will build a new 233’ long bridge crossing over to Nationwide Boulevard, as well as a new 3.4 acre park along the east bank..." more

Great Miami River Trail Section Closure

Dayton, OH - The North Park of Taylorsville MetroPark as well as the section of the Great Miami Recreational Trail between US Route 40 and Old Springfield Road remain closed for maintenance issue.

Little Miami Trail Construction Updates

4/14/20

SW OH - A 4-mile trail section realignment north of Loveland is taking place this month. Also, a 2-mile section south of Morrow will be repaved in early May. more

15-Year-Old Murdered While Riding His Bike

Urbana, OH - "Two months shy of his 16th birthday, Tearius Pettis was riding his bicycle south in the 1300 block of Philo Road in Urbana about 6:30 p.m. Saturday when at least one shooter — possibly two — directed a hail of gunfire at him." more

Columbus Not Making Extra Space for Cyclists, Walkers

Columbus, OH - "Cities around the world have responded to increasingly crowded sidewalks, parks and trails by making changes to their street networks..." more

Body Found in Great Miami River

4/13/20

Miamisburg, OH - A jogger running along the Great Miami River Trail reported the floating body to a 911 dispatcher. more

Construction Will Close Great Miami River Trail Gap

Middletown, OH - "It’s been years in the making and this fall, construction will begin on the final 1.4 miles of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail between Middletown and Franklin." more

5 Rivers MetroParks Limits Public Gatherings Until June 7

Dayton, OH - "Following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit public gatherings, all Five Rivers MetroParks events, programs, shelter and camping reservations, rentals and volunteer activities are cancelled until at least June 7..." more

Related: MoMBA Trails Now One-Way (scroll down link page to view post).

Areas of Concern Regarding Central Ohio Trail Use

Columbus, OH - "...According to the city, people using Antrim Park and parts of the Olentangy Trail are not doing a good enough job at maintaining social distancing and that could cause them to restrict access to those amenities." more

Blacklick & Alum Creek Trails are Open

4/8/20

Columbus, OH

Illegal Activity Along the Paint Creek Trail

4/7/20

Frankfort, OH

New Trailside Veterans Memorial

4/7/20

South Charleston, OH

ODNR Facilites Remain Closed

4/7/20

Columbus, OH - "In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on March 24 closed..." more

Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

4/3/20

Columbus, OH - "...The vehicle is described as a white sedan that was traveling east on Agler Road. The car did not stop at the scene, the sheriff’s office said." more

A Look at the Recent Flooding on Alum Creek Trail

Columbus, OH

Columbus Parks Closes Facilities, Trails Still Open

3/31/20

Columbus, OH

5 Rivers Metroparks Notice

Dayton, OH - "COVID-19 updates and closures; all programs and events cancelled through May 3." more

Trail Closures in the Dayton Area

3/30/20

Dayton, OH - "The Great Miami River Trail between Triangle Park and the I-75 bridge is closed due to high water. "

"The Wolf Creek Recreation Trail from the Antioch Street access and the mouth is closed due to flooding."

See more closings in the 5 Rivers Metroparks area.

Alum Creek Trail Update

3/30/20

Columbus, OH

Red Bike Shuts Down

Cincinnati, OH - "City officials directed Red Bike, Cincinnati’s bike share program, to shut down temporarily Sunday, according to a Red Bike spokesperson." more

Social Distancing on 2 Wheels

3/30/20

Dayton, OH - "...While the recent Stay at Home Order by Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, put additional limits on Ohioans activities, a variety of outdoor activities, including biking, are still permitted." more

More Blacklick & Alum Creek Trail Flooding

3/29/20

Columbus, OH

Increased Use on Columbus Trails

Columbus, OH - "Expect increased foot traffic on all trails due to ‘Stay at Home’ order. Please keep the following tips in mind to ensure a safe trail experience for all..." more

Columbus Trail Flooding Update

Columbus, OH - MetroParks Trails, especially Alum Creek Trail, continue to have issues from flooding this past week. Crews will be working on the ACT to remove silt and debris.

ODNR Closes Additional Facilities

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Monday it will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds and state park marinas at all ODNR properties." more

COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Columbus, OH - "...An update posted to the CoGo website on March 19 laid out new procedures for cleaning bikes and stations, and posts on social media since then have encouraged riders to 'wash your hands immediately after riding public transportation – trains, buses, and bikeshare included'.” more

Trail Facilities Closed in Miami Valley

SW OH - "...The Miami Valley Trails all remain open to the public through this State of Emergency. THAT SAID, trail users should be advised that most (if not all) restroom facilities located along the trails ARE CLOSED..." more

Camp Chase Trail Detour

Columbus, OH

Franklin County Park/Trail Facilities Notice

3/25/20

Franklin County, OH

Alum Creek Trail Flooding Update

3/24/20

Columbus, OH

Playgrounds Close in Springfield, Parks Remain Open

3/23/20

Springfield, OH - "...Parks will remain open, but individuals are encouraged to practice social distancing." more

3 Creeks Trails Update

3/23/20

Columbus, OH

Flooding at 3 Creeks Metro Park

3/20/20

Columbus, OH

Depot Coffee House Closes

Urbana, OH

Large Fallen Tree Cleared from LMST

SW OH - "..Thank you to those who did the clearing today!." more

Columbus Area Trail Flooding

3/20/20

Columbus, OH

Dayton Getting New E-Bike Fleet

3/18/20

Dayton, OH - "A zippy new way to get around Dayton launches this spring when the same group that brought bike share to the city releases its next-generation mode of transport: e-bikes." more

Construction Roundup: Trail Edition

Columbus, OH - "Central Ohio’s trails and greenways remain open for business, and are actually seeing quite a bit of traffic as people continue to utilize them both for transportation and recreation." more

Buckeye Trail Shop Closes

Yellow Springs, OH

Little Miami Trail Section Realignment Coming in April

3/17/20

Foster, OH - "...Around mile marker 37, which is four miles north of Loveland, the Little Miami Scenic Trail on the river side has been slipping down the hill toward the river... The project will move this section of the trail eastward, away from the river. Culverts will be reworked to provide improved drainage in an effort keep the trail stable.

"The work will result in temporary closures in limited areas. There will be no closures on weekends." more

Wolf Creek Trail Section Closed

3/16/20

Dayton, OH - A section of Wolf Creek Rail Trail between Shiloh Rd. an Diamond Mill Rd. is closed due to a hazardous tree.

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Facility Closures

3/16/20

Columbus, OH

Columbus Signs on to Vision Zero Initiative

Columbus, OH - "The City of Columbus announced today that it would be taking steps to become a Vision Zero community." more

The New "Dublin Link" Pedestrian Bridge in Photos

3/12/20

Columbus, OH - "...The new bridge measures 760 feet from end to end with a 500-foot suspended span over the river. The main tower of the bridge measures 169 feet in height. The bridge was designed only for pedestrian and bicycle use, connecting into the city’s park and trail system." more

Cincinnati Red Bike Center Opens at Findlay Market

Cincinnati, OH - "A new center that opened today in Findlay Market will be a one-stop shop for users of Cincinnati's bike share program." more

The New Bethel Road Connector

Columbus, OH

Repairs Coming to Little Miami Trail Section

Foster, OH - "...This has been an area of great concern and we are happy to announce work to repair the trail south of Foster will begin soon!" more

Scioto Trail Section Closed Until 5 pm Today

3/9/20

Columbus, OH

Scioto Trail Section Closure Coming March 9 - 10

Columbus,, OH

Funding for Trails to be Released

2/24/20

Columbus, OH - "Sen. Tim Schaffer this week announced that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will release funding for recreation trail projects throughout the state pending State Controlling Board approval." more

Creekside Trail Connector Construction Alert

2/21/20

Xenia, OH - "Please be advised that starting Monday February 24, 2020 there will be reconstruction efforts happening at the bridge at James Ranch and spur along the Creekside Trail. There will not be a detour in place during this time, and the work is expected to last at least three weeks. The Creekside Trail will remain open at this location."

Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge Plan

2/21/20

Columbus, OH - "...Building a bike and pedestrian bridge to connect the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard to the Olentangy Trail across the river is an idea that was first floated in 2015..." more

Water & Bike Trails Proposed

Point Pleasant, OH - "Mason County Tourism Director Denny Bellamy announced plans for a bike trail and a water trail leading to Point Pleasant. more

Cincinnati Working to Create 176 Miles of Bike Lanes

2/19/20

Cincinnati, OH - "...City Council member Greg Landsman says the city is working to create as many protected lanes as it can." more

Eminent Domain Hearings Continue

2/14/20

Columbus, OH - "...This legislation gives our constituents another avenue to protect their property [from trail use] from the government’s reach..." more

Fairfield Developing Connectivity Plan

Fairfield, OH - "...The number one overall comment (was) … we need connectivity, we need walkability..." more

Kettering Suspends Shared Bikes, Scooters

2/14/20

Kettering, OH - "...Law Director Ted Hamer told council the vehicles have disrupted pedestrians and business owners in other cities." more

Efforts Underway to Reduce Pedestrian-Vehicle Crashes

Columbus, OH - "...Columbus Police said they investigated 431 pedestrian crashes in 2019. 23 of those crashes were fatal..." more

Fire Closes Section of Olentangy Trail

2/12/20 -- 9:16 am

Columbus, OH - From MetroParks, "Please avoid the Olentangy Trail between King Avenue and 3rd Avenue as firefighters fight a fire at Battelle Institute. Please use alternate route until the area is cleared."

Ped Deaths on the Rise in Columbus

2/10/20

Columbus, OH - "As the number of people struck and killed by vehicles in Columbus has increased each of the past three years, the state’s largest city is working to find ways to reduce the number of fatalities." more

Expansion of Funding for Transportation Safety Projects

Columbus, OH - "Thanks to the recent increase in the state motor vehicle fuel tax, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making it easier for local governments to fund much-needed safety improvements..." more

Vehicle Spotted on Huffman Dam Trail

Dayton, OH

Safe Cycling an Issue in the Miami Valley

2/1/20

Dayton, OH - "...Making those on-street infrastructure improvements to help people safely bike to the trails or other destinations is certainly a growing area..." more

Groups Taking Sides Regarding Eminent Domain Bill

Columbus, OH - "...HB 288 also drew opposition from several cities in Ohio, including Akron, Cincinnati, Dublin and Upper Arlington. The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, the Ohio Municipal League and the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association also voiced their opposition to the bill." more

Building the Hewitt Avenue Bikeway Connector

1/27/20

Dayton, OH - "Kettering and Centerville are joining efforts to build the Hewitt Avenue Bikeway Connector, which will begin at the Iron Horse Bike Trail and continue east to tie into an existing trail." more

City Council Finally Moving on Student's Sidewalk Request

Cincinnati, OH - "After years of lobbying city, neighborhood and school district leaders, a Mount Washington student's pursuit of a safer walk to school saw its final step realized Thursday afternoon, but not in time for the Sands Montessori sixth-grader to use the new sidewalk herself each morning." more

Little Miami Trail Connector Phase 1

1/24/20

Columbia Twp., OH - "...Preliminary construction on the trail extension [into Mariemont] began earlier this month with an anticipated Grand Opening in early May." more

Bexley Bike Plan

Bexley, OH - "...Catherine Girves, executive director of Yay! Bikes, a Columbus-based organization that promotes bicycle safety, is overseeing the drafting of Bexley’s bicycle plan." more

New Quarry Trails Metro Park Will Offer MTB Trails

1/21/20

Columbus, OH - "...the trails would be attractive not only for local residents but for those riding the Ohio-to-Erie Trail... Trails will connect the park to the Ohio-to-Erie Trail." more

Bill to Prevent Eminent Domain for Trails in Ohio

1/21/20

OH - "...This bill will allow individuals facing eminent domain by an un-elected government entity to ask their local legislative authority to veto the use of eminent domain." more

Dublin Announces March Opening Date for New Bridge

Dublin, OH - "The city of Dublin has announced the opening date for the new pedestrian bridge that will span the Scioto River." more

Red Bike to Open Center at Findlay Market

Cincinnati, OH - "Cincinnati bike-share Red Bike announced this week it is expanding a partnership with Over-the-Rhine's Findlay Market in the form of a new center designed to be a 'one stop shop' for members." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Progress in Delaware County

1/16/20

OH - "Step by step, the Ohio To Erie Trail (OTET) gets closer to completion, and the public got to hear the latest about local links in an open house Tuesday at the Sunbury Town Hall." more

County Receives $500K in Trail Funding

Greene County, OH - "...The county will be awarded $500,000 for a new trail in the Village of Yellow Springs that will be called Mary’s Way..." more

MORPC Seeking Input on Transportation Plan

Columbus, OH - "Northland residents soon will have the opportunity to comment on a transportation plan that affects their neighborhood and beyond." more

CoGo to Add E-Bikes

1/14/20

Columbus, OH - "...Lyft, which operates the city’s bike sharing system, will add 250 electric bikes equipped with hybrid locks that allow them to be secured at one of the docking stations littered around the city or to a public bike rack..." more

Cincy Pedestrian-Involved Crashes Drop in 2019

Cincinnati, OH - "For the first time in recent memory, Cincinnati saw a substantial decrease in the number of people involved in traffic crashes while they were walking city streets..." more

Pickerington to Construct New Bike Path

Pickerington, OH

High Winds Bring Tree Down on Roberts Pass

1/11/20

Madison County, OH

ODNR Awards $6.64M for Trail Projects

1/10/20

Columbus, OH - " The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is providing more than $6.6 million in grants for new and improved trails for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities — including $500,000 for a Clinton County project..." more

Wilmington Receives $500K to Extend Trail

1/10/20

Wilmington, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city a $500,000 grant to help finance construction of a 3.5-mile extension of the Luther Warren Peace Path..." more

New Scioto River Bridge Will Open Soon

Dublin, OH - "...Dublin officials are working to set a date for a public-opening celebration this month for the pedestrian bridge spanning the Scioto River..." more

Cracks Repaired Along GMRT Section

Franklin County, OH

$1.4M in Grants Awarded to 3 Central Ohio Trails

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded Clean Ohio Trails three grants to help fund projects in Columbus, Canal Winchester and Delaware County." more

Rose Run, Infrastructure Improvements on Tap for 2020

New Albany, OH - "...Rose Run Park is part of the Rose Run stream corridor that runs mostly parallel to Dublin-Granville Road through New Albany..." more

Dead Tree Removal along Roberts Pass

Delaware County, OH

Northwest Ohio News & Updates

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Cannonball Trail Improvements

5/22/20

Prepping for Canonball Trail Paving

5/13/20

Fulton County, OH

Get to Know the Cannonball & Chessie Circle Trails

5/4/20

Toledo, OH - "Did you ever want to know where bike trails come from? Here’s the nitty-gritty." more

New Bike Shop in Prospect

5/4/20

Prospect, OH

Brush Clearing on the Cannonball Trail

5/3/20

NW OH

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District Remains Open

4/14/20

Lima, OH - "Even during Ohio's stay at home order, the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is doing a lot on social media to keep people engaged." more

Brush Clearing Along the Cannonball Trail

4/11/20

Henry County, OH

Clearing Brush Along the Cannonball Trail

4/6/20

Wauseon, OH

Surface Improvements Along Cannonball Trail

Henry County, OH

Cannonball Trail Paving to Begin April 1

NW, OH

Bike Park Plans Coming Together

Rudolf, OH - "...A new hub of family-friendly activity is being created in Rudolph on a previously unused parcel of land adjacent to the Slippery Elm Trail." more

Wintering the Miami & Erie Towpath

2/21/20

Grand Rapids, OH

Cool Bike Racks in Fremont

Fremont, OH

Trail-Paving Contract Awarded

1/15/20

Toledo, OH - "...The new pavement will be 12 feet wide, like other parts of the "[Wabash Cannonball] trail. Besides providing a smoother surface for bicyclists and hikers, the project will provide a paved section of the 46-mile North Fork in Fulton County." more

New Bridge Design Includes Bike Path

Elmore, OH - "...The replacement bridge... will feature 12-foot lanes, 4-foot shoulders, an 11-foot multi-use path on the west edge, and a 6-foot sidewalk on the east." more

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Photos

Auglaize County, OH - Some photos of the lesser known (and less developed) towpath in NW Ohio.

View slideshow.

To view another photo gallery, scroll down this page.

Paving Planned on Wabash Cannonball Trail

Fulton County, OH - "Metroparks Toledo and the Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association are working to extend the paved section of the Wabash-Cannonball Trail six miles by next summer." more

Southeast Ohio News & Updates

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Three Hocking Hills Sites to Reopen June 15

5/22/20

Logan, OH - "...select modified trails at Hocking Hills State Park will reopen on June 15. The park has been closed since April 3rd, due to the COVID-19 pandemic." more

Upcoming Hockhocking Bikeway Section Closure May 18

5/14/20

Nelsonville, OH - The City of Nelsonville announces that the Adena Bikeway will be closed from Rocky Boots to Polley Field, Monday, May 18, 2020 from 8:00AM until 4:00PM. The bikeway is being closed for tree trimming along the bikeway in that area.

Bailey's Trail System to Open May 30

5/11/20

Athens County, OH

Bike Path Thru Lawrence County Being Developed

5/9/20

Proctorville, OH - "...The bike path would start along Ohio 141, run down to Ohio 775, go through Proctorville and Chesapeake and South Point, onto U.S. 52 and then through Coal Grove, Ironton and Hanging Rock..." more

Blackhand Gorge Trail Reopens

5/4/20

Toboso, OH - The Blackhand Gorge Trail has reopened in the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve in Licking County. Flooding damage had closed the trail, but a detour of the damaged portion has restored access to the full length of the 4.3-mile trail.

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Guidelines

4/7/20

Athens County, OH

Licking Park District - COVID-19 Notice

4/3/20

Licking County, OH

High Water along the Hockhocking Bikeway

3/21/20

Athens, OH

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway High Water Alert

3/19/20

Athens, OH

Long-Term Funding in Doubt for Baileys Trail System

2/19/20

Athens, OH - "...two of the Commissioners said last week that they’re not going to support the 'pay for success' model that has been asked of the county for the project." more

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Flooding

Athens, OH

A New Way to Pay for Trail Building

Athens, OH - "Athens, Ohio, has ambitious plans to build 88 miles of singletrack in three years. To make it happen, they’re eyeing a new funding model that could make it easier to bring recreation to rural America." more

New Licking County Preserve Will Provide Trail Link

1/15/20

Licking County, OH - "Licking County commissioners have approved the purchase of a 40-acre plot of farmland near Centerburg that will link the Ohio to Erie bike trail between Delaware and Knox counties..." more

Names Sought for Baileys Trail System Trails

Athens, OH



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