Middle Branch Trail

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

Status Alert: Temporary Closure and Detour in Place

The trail through the Fountains at Edgewood development will be rerouted through the Lexington Farms development due to nearby construction. Please follow the signs for the temporary route.

Open Daily: All parks are open 24 hours a day, unless otherwise posted.

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 7.7 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.

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 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.

An 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. where the trail picks back up before going under Market Ave.

The Middle Branch Trail from Martindale Rd. to Maple St. has been adopted by the Synchrony, the group sponsors cleanup projects along the trail throughout the year.



  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Geocaching and Orienteering
  • Hiking
  • Running and parkrun


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