Bird Watching

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Enjoy 26 miles of the iconic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Stark Parks! Begin your hiking or biking adventure at any one of the 14 trailheads. The shady, flat terrain parallels the Tuscarawas River through deciduous forests and rural and urban landscapes. Stop for a picnic at Lock 4, Lake Ave., John Glenn […]

Cook’s Lagoon and Trail

Fish, picnic, and relax at this small natural retreat in the midst of Canton’s urban landscape. Cook’s Lagoon Park features a small fishing pond fed by the Middle Branch of the Nimishillen Creek, picnic tables, and a short loop trail.  Cook’s Lagoon has been adopted by the Silo Arts and Meadow Studio.  The group sponsors cleanup projects throughout the year. […]

Deer Creek Reservoir

Immerse yourself in nature as you explore this 334-acre reservoir nestled among nearly 1,000 acres of forest. Tucked into the northeast corner of Stark County, Deer Creek Reservoir is a rustic oasis for fishing, boating, bird watching, and picnicking. Impressive trees create a canopy over popular fishing nooks and a spacious picnic area right on […]

Devonshire Park and Trail

Search for wildlife and relax while fishing the pond in this 77-acre pocket of nature near a suburban neighborhood in Jackson Twp. Explore the mowed nature trail through grasslands and conservation zones. Devonshire Park also serves as a headwater to Sippo Creek and features a small wetland. Devonshire Park has been adopted by the Kiwanis […]

Fry Family Park

This 360-acre property has beautiful rolling topography with a mixture of grasslands, hardwood forests, a pond, wetlands, and significant stream and wooded riparian corridor.  It provides habitat for an array of songbirds, game birds, raptors, and small mammals.  A catch and release fishing pond is a .30 mile walk from the parking area next to […]

Hoover Trail

Get your exercise and some fresh air on this suburban 5.40 mile trail connecting Washington Square, Walsh University’s Hoover Park, North Canton’s baseball fields, Hoover High School, and the Hoover District. Hike, bike, walk, run, or jog on the mostly limestone trail, reinforced with asphalt in a few spots. Surrounding natural areas provide ideal habitat […]

Iron Horse Trail

Get in a few miles of hiking or biking on the 4.58 mile Iron Horse Trail! This former railroad right-of-way once connected Alliance to Minerva. The limestone surface trail begins at the First Christian Church (FCC)  and continues south to Cenfield St.  A northern connection from the FCC Trailhead uses an on-road route through a neighborhood to […]

Middle Branch Trail

Parking for the Middle Branch Trail is available at: Martindale Park (a City of Canton Park), 4000 block of Martindale Rd NE, Canton, 44714 Veterans Community Park (a Plain Twp. Community Park), 1714 Schneider St., Canton, 44721 Hike, bike, walk, run, or jog on this 7.7 mile trail connecting neighborhoods and nature from Canton to Plain […]

Minerva Connector Trail

Parking for the Minerva Connector Trail is available at: Minerva Municipal Park Enjoy downtown Minerva on foot or by bike on this 0.5 mile trail following the Sandy Creek from E. Lincoln Way to Stadium St. The trail takes you to the shelters, playground equipment, and tennis courts in Municipal Park and to Minerva High […]

Nickel Plate Trail

Explore urban and rural landscapes as you hike or bike along this 1.0 mile trail connecting to the City of Louisville’s Metzger Park.  The Nickel Plate Trail is a crushed limestone surface with a parking area at Pinevale Ave. and McKimm Ave.   The trail continues south over Georgetown Rd. where it currently ends.  Please obey all […]