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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 […]

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 […]

Fichtner Park and Trail

Stop by to enjoy hiking, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing! With a wooded hiking trail, a fishing pond, and a wetland, the 13-acre Fichtner Park is a surprisingly secluded natural getaway right in the midst of Hartville’s shopping, dining, and small-town charm. Once part of a small Mennonite muck farm, this park now honors the […]

Magnolia Flouring Mills

Explore how innovation, transportation, and community connections transformed the Magnolia Flouring Mills from a small town mill to a nationally recognized producer, capable of winning gold medals at two World’s Fairs! Built in 1834 by Richard Elson along the route of the Sandy & Beaver Canal, the Magnolia Flouring Mills remained in the Elson family […]

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 […]

Molly Stark Park

Enjoy wildflower and wildlife viewing in the open grasslands and along short walking trails at Molly Stark Park. Stark Parks is working with Nimishillen Twp. citizens groups and local business owners to develop this former hospital site into a 35 acre park. Picnic areas, hiking trails, and open areas are featured throughout property. The park […]

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 […]

Olde Muskingum Trail

Enjoy hiking and biking on the 5.7 mile limestone surface trail or horseback riding on the wide compacted grass berm with mounting blocks. This scenic route follows along the western edge of the Tuscarawas River near the Ohio & Erie Canal and parallels an active railroad from Canal Fulton to Jackson Township. Parking, including space […]

Petros Lake Park and Trails

Picnic, play, hike, and fish on 127 acres of water and rolling meadows at Petros Lake Park! You’ll find two covered picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, a loop trail around the lake, and several short nature trails. Both shelters include picnic tables, grills, electricity, and horseshoe courts.  The park is also home to a […]