Veterans Community Park, 1714 Schneider St., Canton, 44721 or Martindale Park, 4000 block of Martindale Rd. NE, Canton 44714
Status Alert: Gas Line Project and Market Ave. Construction
The trail will be closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler St. for a gas line installation for up to two weeks beginning Aug. 20. Local businesses and park supporters are collectively offering a $2,000 reward for the arrest and successful conviction of a recent assailant on the Middle Branch Trail. This comes after a woman was approached and attacked on the section between Martindale and Spangler Parks in Canton on July 3. Stark Parks is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (330) 479-2354. All calls will be kept confidential. The suspect is thought to be 35-40 years of age, tattoos on both arms, and some facial hair. He may be a known sexual offender. 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:
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.
Biking on the Middle Branch Trail in Canton.
Middle Branch Trail Map
The Stark County Park District prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in this park and on its trails. Sections of trail may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Weather may impact the accessibility of trails, always use caution.