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Ohio to Erie Trail Song

Ohio to Erie Trail Song

Ohio to Erie Trail Song
by Eric Nassau and friends, 2005
Dedicated to Ed Honton

Founder of the Ohio to Erie Trail, Edward Franklin Honton,
June 5, 1930 – October 12, 2005
Eric Nassau, Alum Creek State Park Event, June 10, 2022
Photo Credit: Lisa Daris

Ohio to Erie Trail Song
by Eric Nassau and friends, 2005
Lyrics

There’s a trail that I know
Weaving its way across
this great state, Ohio
Hearty and Hale

In my mind, I can see
The way our forefathers imagined this country to be
As they dug canals and laid down the rails

Welcome aboard the Ohio to Erie Trail

Take the ride of your life
Bring the whole family along for a leisurely hike
Go as slow as a snail

Take your time, look around
Hear the sweet sound of birds in the air
And the buzz on the ground
in the wildflower veil

Find it all down at the Ohio to Erie Trail

So pump up your tires
Lace up your shoes
Strap on your skis and
Discover your muse
Our children will grow up
And always have known,
You can cross this whole state
and hardly touch a main road

We’ll write a new story
We’ll tell a new tale
We’re bound for glory
The Ohio to Erie Trail

Prairie path lined with trees
Watching the corn and the soybeans sway in the breeze
Family Farms, Golden Hay Bales
Pass through towns you never knew
Skyscrapers rising surprise you from out of the blue
Where we will regale
the joy in the journey
The Ohio to Erie Trail

So pump up your tires
Lace up your shoes
Strap on your skis and
Discover your muse
Our children will grow up
And always have known,
You can cross this whole state,
hardly touch a main road

We’ll write a new story
We’ll tell a new tale…
Ed Honton’s vision it will prevail
Welcome aboard the Ohio to Erie Trail