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Heart of Ohio Trail, newest

The newest segment linking Delaware, Licking and Knox Counties is NOW open!   New Trail Guides will be printed this Fall and until then, an updated NC4 map panel is now available for download here.

Northbound NC4 Map

Southbound NC4 Map

June 4, 2022

5/9/22 – Little Miami Scenic Trail, Grandin Road

Starting Monday May 9, 2022, and lasting approximately 8 months, the Little Miami Scenic Trail will be closed at Grandin Road for a project to replace the King Avenue bridge, add a roundabout, and realign the Trail itself. The Warren County Engineer’s office announced the specific date for this closure on April 28, 2022. There will be no detour for this closure. Visit for details. If you want to talk with someone who has been through there recently, join the Facebook Enthusiast Group and post your question. There are over 10,000 members already, so you may get lots of advice!

5/16/22 – The Ohio to Erie Trail Interactive Map provides an option for going around the Little Miami Scenic Trail closure in Warren County.

For the Ride with GPS instructions for the Grandin Road Construction Optional Street Route:
Road route from Foster’s Park Trailhead to South Lebanon Trailhead

Visit the Interactive Map at

Grandin Road Ride Around (northbound)

LeftTurn left onto Old 3C Highway, C-100.0
0.2LeftTurn left0.2
0.2StraightContinue onto Stillwater Drive0.4
0.1RightTurn right onto Harkers Run0.6
0.1LeftTurn left onto Scioto Court0.6
0.0LeftTurn left onto Harkers Run0.6
0.1LeftTurn left onto Marsh Creek Lane0.7
0.1RightTurn right onto Autumn Run Drive0.8
0.3LeftTurn left onto Striker Road, T-1511.2
0.3StraightContinue onto Striker Road, T-1511.5
0.7Slight RightTurn slight right onto Striker Road, T-1512.2
0.1RightTurn right onto Grandin Road, C-1502.3
0.1LeftTurn left onto Grandin Ridge Drive2.4
0.5LeftTurn left onto Ridgeview Lane2.9
0.7LeftTurn left onto SR 483.6
0.6LeftTurn left onto Lebanon Road4.2

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8/10/22 – Update to Massillon Detour

The closed portion of the Towpath just south of Ernie’s Bike Shop in Massillon has been extended. The trail is now closed from Lake Avenue to the Tremont bridge. Ernie’s Bike Shop has provided a bypass route suggestion. Go to: for route and map.

If you have questions about navigating this part of the trail, stop by the bike shop at 135 Lake Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44647 or call 330-832-5111. Read more at where you can Download Printable Directions.

7/20/21 – Update to Massillon Detour

The Towpath Trial is closed in Massillon between Cherry Rd. and Lake Avenue (Ernie’s Bicycle Shop) due to Army Corps construction work on the flood levee.

The suggested alternate route is Third Street, which parallels the trail on the west side of the river.  The detour is approximately 3/4 mile.

Signs have been posted at each end of the closure explaining the re-route. 

South Bound

North Bound

As work areas on the levee change, closures will change, necessitating different re-routes.  Those routes are currently being discussed by city and county officials along with input from MAGI (Massillon Area Greenways Inc.). 

On another note, Stark Parks will be replacing a bridge on the Sippo Valley trail this fall.  Coming from the west, it is the first bridge in Stark County.  The trail will be closed while the work is completed.  More on this as we get closer to a construction date.

Currently lots of high water, but no serious damage to trails in Stark County!

Flooding in Massillon Area

Hello Trail Partners and Friends,

As expected, several trails will be closed due to flooding for a few days this week.  We will work on any debris and clean up so the trails are ready for the weekend and more sunshine.  As always, you can link, bookmark, or frequently check….

Here is the list:

The Towpath Trail has several sections under water including north of Lake Lucerne and Lake Lucerne Trailhead, Lock 4 area and lower parking lot, under Lake Ave. and Rt. 21 in Massillon, and south of Wooster St. in Navarre. 

On a related note, updates have been slower than anticipated but the Towpath Trail between Cherry St. and Lake Ave. is now closed as work begins on erosion control and bank stabilization.  Fencing is in place with barricades and signage, we will continue to work with the Army Corps of Engineers and pass them along to you.  The schedule is expected to remain the same with the closure lasting into 2022.  Any references to the trail being open on weekends are no longer valid. 

The Hoover Trail at Washington Square in North Canton has several flooded areas at this time.

The Middle Branch Trail north and south of Martindale Rd. has water over the trail. 

Jared Shive

Public Relations Coordinator
Ph 330-409-8996

5712 12th Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

Towpath Trail section in Cuyahoga Valley National Park closed due to flooding

04/29/2021–Brecksville, OH – The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail between Rockside Road and Frazee House in Valley View due to Cuyahoga River flooding.  

Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff. Please do not drive through flooded roadways.  

Significant Closures of Little Miami Trail during 2021 Season

A segment of the trail along the Little Miami segment will be closed most of the summer.

Details are here:

Note that the organization posting this information has no more knowledge of the closures other than what is publicly announced.

For more information regarding closures along Little Miami State Park’s trail, call the park office at 937-382-1096 or visit the ODNR website at

Massillon Detour


CAUTION: This detour is on roadway. Please obey all traffic laws and pay careful attention while riding the detour.

Note: Depending on how busy they are, Ernie’s Bicycle Shop in Massillon can provide shuttling for people and bikes from the Massillon Hampton Inn to the north side of the detour and in the opposite direction. Contact them and please thank them!

Knox County Construction

August 2020

Mount Vernon construction updates: Several traffic projects are underway in Mount Vernon that will improve the cycling infrastructure for trail users.

Mount Vernon Avenue: Work continues the replacement of the Mount Vernon Avenue bridge over the Kokosing River. Work has shifted to the westbound lanes with the eastbound bridge construction complete. The Kokosing Gap Trail travels on a 12’ protected bike lane on the bridge to a traffic signal at Cougar Drive. Trail users can safely cross Mount Vernon Avenue and continue to the trail on the levee. The westbound bridge beams will be set into place from August 24-26. There may be delays during the movement of the beams. Trail users can continue through the construction zone at the direction of the construction crew.

Main Street: The construction of a trail underpass at Main Street is underway. A new underpass trail will begin on the Heart of Ohio Trail at the western edge of the CA&C Depot and pass under the Main Street Viaduct on the river’s edge. It will return to the levee and Kokosing Gap Trail east of the iron viaduct. The trail is open with intermittent delays for the movement of equipment and supplies. A detour will be in effect and marked once the construction reaches the point of merging the exiting trail into the new underpass trail. Trail users can continue using the trail until the contractor places barricades on the trail and directs trail users to the detour.

Status Alert for Towpath Trail in Massillon 2020-2021

Towpath Trail Closure And Unpredictable Trail Conditions

Expect unpredictable trail conditions through July 2020 while a project near the Massillon Sewer Plant is happening. Use caution and plan on walking bikes through the area. An ongoing levee project near the Tuscarawas River in Massillon by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will impact travel for an extended period. The work will cause intermittent closures of the Towpath Trail. Weekday closures between Lake Ave. Trailhead in Massillon and Finefrock Rd. in Massillon will begin in Aug. 2020. The trail will be open on weekends. Please obey all construction and safety signs and be cautious of unpredictable trail conditions. This is a long term project that will affect various sections of the Towpath Trail in this area throughout 2020 and 2021.

Camp Chase Detour in Effect

Construction Closure: Camp Chase Trail is closed from Wilson Road Park to Derrer Road for road improvements on Wilson Road bridge above the trail. Follow signs for the detour.

National Park Service to close Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail section for repairs May 4 – 15, 2020

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – The National Park Service (NPS) will close a section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, between Canal Exploration Center and Frazee House in Valley View. The trail will be closed 7 am – 5 pm on weekdays, May 4 –15. It will be open for use in the evening and on weekends. Contractors will be repairing the Tinker’s Creek aqueduct bridge decking and stone retaining walls.

No detour is available. The closure is necessary for public safety, please respect all closures.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information, visit, or call 440-717-3890.