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  July 31, 2022.  Expect rough, but passable, conditions after spring flooding.  

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.

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

Walborn Reservoir

Status Alert: Training on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Portage County Water Rescue Task Force will be conducting a training on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Expect emergency vehicles and boats.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Towpath Trail Closure in Massillon

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. as of July 13, 2022 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.

Mahoning Valley Trail

Status Alert: Rockhill Bypass Closed due to Nearby Construction

The Rockhill Ave. bypass trail will be closed for several months beginning in late spring 2022 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.

Lily Pad Gift Shop

Status Alert: Open by Appt. Only

The Lily Pad is open by Appt. only at this time. Phone orders can also be accepted with schedule pick up or shipping for an additional fee are available. Please call 330-479-2359 to place your order.

Sippo Lake Marina

Status Alert: Boat Rentals Unavailable and SUPs In Use for Programs

Boat rentals will not be available after 2 p.m. on Sept. 10. Marina rentals will be unavailable after 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 due to a Glow Paddle Fundraiser.