Park & Trail Alerts

Rain, thunderstorms, and flooding can be hard on trails. Visitors are encouraged to check for updates before their visit and to follow all posted trail and parking area closing signs. For safety reasons, trails are closed to all users while trail crews are using equipment to complete repairs and maintenance. The following list reflects the most up to date trail closings and construction projects as of  Nov. 1, 2022.  Expect rough, but passable, conditions after any flooding.  

Deer Creek Reservoir

Status Alert: Hunting Seasons in Progress and Trail Closed Dates

Several hunting seasons are now underway including Deer Archery Season and Waterfowl Hunting. Trails remain open during hunting. Please wear bright clothing while hiking and biking the Mahoning Valley Trail. Private property near the trail where hunting is permitted will close the entire Mahoning Valley Trail on the following dates: Nov. 19 and 20, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2023

Middle Branch Trail

Status Alert: Trail Detour near Market Ave. Tunnel

Construction in the Fountains at Edgewood development will require the Middle Branch Trail to be rerouted several times in summer and fall 2022. Portions may be on-road. Please follow all Trail Continues signs as the route changes between the Market Ave. Tunnel and Stone Crossing St. The current route as of July 1, 2022: right onto Southbrook Cir NE, left on Boulder Creek Ave NE, and left on Stone Crossing St. NE where the trail resumes on-road.

Nickel Plate Trail

Status Alert: Nickel Plate Trail-South Closed for Hunting Season

Only the southern portion in Minerva will be closed on the following dates due to deer hunting season: Nov. 19 and 20, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2023

Olde Muskingum Trail

Status Alert: Hunting Season Closure

Private property near the trail where hunting is permitted will close the entire Olde Muskingum Trail on the following dates: Nov. 19 and 20, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2023

Sippo Valley Trail

Status Alert: Construction at 17th St.

Be cautious of construction vehicles and a new driveway that will cross the trail at 17th St. in Massillon

Whitacre Greer Park

Status Alert: Upcoming Hunting Closure

The trail will be closed on the following dates due to deer hunting season: Nov. 19 and 20, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2023 Others closing dates may be added by the property owner soon.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Towpath Trail Closure in Massillon and Hunting Season

An ongoing levee project near the Tuscarawas River in Massillon by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will impact travel for an extended period. The Towpath Trail is closed between Warmington Rd. and Lake Ave. The trail access ramps at Lincoln Way and Tremont will also be unavailable while construction occurs in the area. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions. Private property near the trail where hunting is permitted will close the trail south of Craig Pittman Trailhead in Navarre on the following dates: Nov. 19 and 20, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2023

Mahoning Valley Trail

Status Alert: Rockhill Bypass Closed due to Nearby Construction and Hunting Season

The Rockhill Ave. bypass trail will be closed for several months beginning while construction occurs near the sewer treatment plant. Construction equipment will be in close proximity to the trail for the Rt. 225 bridge removal project between Gaskill and Rt. 225 boardwalk. Please use caution in this area. Please wear bright clothing while hiking and biking the Mahoning Valley Trail during hunting seasons. Private property near the trail where hunting is permitted will close the entire Mahoning Valley Trail on the following dates: Nov. 19 and 20, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, Dec. 17 and 18, and Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2023

Quail Hollow Park

Status Alert: Hunting Season in Progress

Deer Archery Season is now underway and bow hunters are present in areas of the park. Trails remain open during hunting. Please wear bright clothing while hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the park.

Lily Pad Gift Shop

Status Alert: Holiday Hours in late December 2022

The Lily Pad Gift Shop will be open Dec. 22, 23, 29, and 30