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. 4, 2021.

Deer Creek Reservoir

Status Alert: Access to main entrance from Rt. 225 and Price St. Closed and Fall Hunting Seasons in Progress

Price Street Bridge is closed west of state Route 225, over Berlin Lake, for repairs without through traffic. Please use caution and wear bright colored clothing while using the park.

Middle Branch Trail

Status Alert: Trail Closure Nov. 29 to Dec. 8

A sewer line project along the trail will close the access between Plain Center Ave. to just behind Gervasi Vineyard from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8, 2021.

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: Youth deer gun: Nov. 20 and 21, 2021 Deer Gun: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021; Dec. 18 and 19, 2021 Deer Muzzleloader: Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2022

Olde Muskingum Trail

Status Alert: Upcoming Hunting Season

The trail will be closed on the following dates due to deer hunting season: Youth deer gun: Nov. 20 and 21, 2021 Deer Gun: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021; Dec. 18 and 19, 2021 Deer Muzzleloader: Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2022

Walborn Reservoir

Status Alert: Fall Hunting Seasons in Progress

Please use caution and wear bright colored clothing while using the park. Safety and regulatory buoys have been removed for winter. Please use caution while boating on Walborn and Deer Creek Reservoirs. Maintain a 50-yard distance from any dam or spillway. Be aware of fluctuations in water level and shallow water hazards to boating. The southern portion of Walborn Reservoir, east of Marlboro Ave. and West of Reeder Ave. remains closed to boating due to nesting bald eagles.

Whitacre Greer Park

Status Alert: Upcoming Hunting Closure

The trail will be closed on the following dates due to deer hunting season: Youth deer gun: Nov. 20 and 21, 2021 Deer Gun: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021; Dec. 18 and 19, 2021 Deer Muzzleloader: Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2022

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park

Status Alert: Towpath Trail Closure in Massillon and Upcoming Hunting Season Closure

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 Cherry Rd. and Lake Ave. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions. The trail from Craig Pittman Trailhead south to the Tuscarawas County border will be closed on the following dates due to deer hunting season: Youth deer gun: Nov. 20 and 21, 2021 Deer Gun: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021; Dec. 18 and 19, 2021 Deer Muzzleloader: Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2022

Mahoning Valley Trail

Status Alert: Upcoming Hunting Closure

The trail will be closed on the following dates due to deer hunting season: Youth deer gun: Nov. 20 and 21, 2021 Deer Gun: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2021; Dec. 18 and 19, 2021 Deer Muzzleloader: Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2022

Quail Hollow Park

Status Alert: Controlled Deer Archery Hunting in Progress

 Park users are encouraged to wear bright colors and stay on designated trails. For more information and a site map visit...https://starkparks.com/deerlottery/