Middle Branch Trail

Veterans Community Park, 1714 Schneider St., Canton, 44721 or Martindale Park, 4000 block of Martindale Rd. NE, Canton 44714

Status Alert: Market Ave. Construction and Flooding

Flooding on Feb. 13 has closed the trail under Rt. 62, between Martindale Rd. and Spangler St. in Canton. Construction on Market Ave. has closed the on-road connection to the Hoover Trail at the Market Ave. and Easton St. intersection. The official closing sign is placed at Stone Crossing St. and Marelis Ave.

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

General Information: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Rentals and Reservations: 330-409-8096

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 6.40 mile trail connecting neighborhoods and nature from Canton to Plain Township! This mostly limestone trail is reinforced with asphalt in a few spots and follows along the Middle Branch of the Nimishillen Creek.

Rent a bike at the self-service BikeSmart hub at the Veterans Community Park Trailhead. Rentals are free with a Stark County District Library card after signing up at the library, and the Plain Community Branch is conveniently located right across the street. Bikes can be rented for a small fee without a library card.

Hit the trail with your pet! Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners must dispose of pet waste properly.

The Middle Branch Trail is maintained by Stark Parks and connects Canton City Parks including Robert E. Schreiber Park, Reifsnyder Park, Oak Park, and Martindale Park. The trail continues north along the railroad tracks then meanders through Gervasi Vineyard and past Rice’s Nursery. The trail then loops around Plain Township’s Veterans Community Park, continues north across Schneider St., and loops around Glenoak High School.

A 1.31 mile on-road connection to the Hoover Trail through Lexington Farms on Easton St uses the sidewalk parallel to Rosedown Blvd before heading west on Stone Crossing St., south on Marelis Ave., and west on Bellview St. to Market Ave.



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  • Hiking


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