The Pedalshift Project 157: Bicycling the Ohio to Erie Trail
The Ohio to Erie Trail spans 326 miles diagonally across Ohio, linking up Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland and everything in between. On this episode, we chat about the trail and the experience biking across Ohio!
Host Tim Mooney interviews Lisa Daris and Jody Dzuranin on this virtual visit to the Ohio to Erie Trail at https://pedalshift.net/157
Give Two on Giving Tuesday!
The Ohio to Erie Trail Fund Board is please to introduce Lisa Daris of Columbus as the new part-time Executive Coordinator. Lisa will handle the day to day operations of the organization and report to President Moffitt and the officers.
She has extensive experience in the corporate world as well as with non-profit organizations. Her accomplishments include serving on the Community Advisory Committee for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s transportation department. She is also on the board of FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy), chairs the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Boating Program and is the founder of SLOW MONEY, a non-profit organization that focuses on peer-to-peer principle based lending. In addition she has her own seasonal kayaking company, Olentangy Paddle. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
Lisa brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and activism to the organization and the Board is pleased to welcome her to this new role.
Here are Trail Resources in order from Ohio to Erie (SW to NE) (last updated 2-18-2019)
[camping areas listed at the end]
Cincinnati, Loveland, Xenia
South Charleston, London, Lilly Chapel
Georgesville to Greater Hilltop, Southwest Metro Columbus
Grandview Heights, Downtown Columbus, Northeast Metro Columbus (links updated 2-18-19)
Westerville, Sunbury, Centerburg, Mt. Vernon
Gambier, Danville, Killbuck, Fredericksburg
Massillion, Akron, Cleveland
Trailside Primitive Camping Options* [Listed South to North]
Morrow: Little Miami Canoe Rental Camping, South
Ft. Ancient: Morgan’s Riverside Campground and Cabins
Oregonia: Little Miami Canoe Rental Camping, North
London: Prairie Grass Trailhead
Central Ohio/Columbus: Find accommodations options at warmshowers.org and airbnb.com
(Areas near the trail: Westland, Hilltop/Westgate, Grandview Heights, Short North, German Village, Northeast/Easton, Westerville, Galena)
Master List of Towpath Camping [Northeast Ohio]: www.centurycycles.com/to/camp
Massillon/Stark County: Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead Rivers Edge
Clinton/New Franklin Twp: Summit Metro Parks Franklin Trailhead
North Akron: Summit Metro Parks Big Bend Trailhead
Peninsula: Stanford House Backcountry Campsites
Peninsula: Heritage Farms and on facebook