Running

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 […]

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 […]

Mahoning Valley Trail

Begin at Deer Creek Reservoir or Gaskill St. and use a 260-foot free span bridge to cross a spillway, a 100-foot boardwalk under Rt. 225, and an on-road section using Greenbower St. and Rockhill Ave.  Future plans will connect the trail south through downtown Alliance to the Iron Horse Trail. This 4.46 mile scenic trail offers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pioneer Trail

The 1.34 mile Pioneer Trail connects Market Ave. to Cleveland Ave. in Canton.  It begins near Rt. 62 and Market Ave. and travels west through Canton City’s Weis Park and along the perimeter of the Malone University Campus before ending at Cleveland Ave.  The grassland habitat features several inclines and declines on a crushed limestone […]