Trails


Massillon Area Green Ways, Inc. consists primarily of three trails: Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail, Sippo Valley Trail, and Olde Muskingum Trail.

Plus, there is Bicycling in the City of Massillon where road bicyclists follow "sharrows."

In cooperation with Stark Parks, please find the trail you plan on visiting below and follow the link to the Stark Parks' website for current Maps and Trail information. 


 

CONGRESSMAN RALPH REGULA TOWPATH TRAIL


Summary from Stark Parks website:

  • Enjoy 25 miles of the iconic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Stark Parks! Begin your hiking or biking adventure at any one of the 14 trailheads. The shady, flat terrain parallels the Tuscarawas River through deciduous forests and rural and urban landscapes.
  • Stop for a picnic at Lock 4, Lake Ave., John Glenn Grove, or Craig Pittman trailheads. Fish at Lake Lucerne, along the canal at Lock 4, at Wooster St., or in the nearby Tuscarawas River.
  • Ride your horse on the Towpath Trail from the Summit Co. line to Cherry St. then along the parallel Olde Muskingum Trail for 6 miles to Forty Corners. Equestrians are not permitted on the Massillon portion of the trail. Horseback riders may use the Southern Section of the Towpath Trail between John Glenn Grove and the Tuscarawas county line.
  • The Towpath Trail and bordering park lands follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal through what once were three thriving canal villages, now the cities of Canal Fulton and Massillon and the Village of Navarre. This Stark County section is part of the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area which extends north all the way to Cleveland and south to New Philadelphia.
  • In many areas the old canal bed is still visible. In the Canal Fulton area, the canal has been preserved, allowing for rides on a replica canal boat, the St. Helena III, during the spring and summer.

Maps & Information


 

Sippo Valley Trail


Summary from Stark Parks website:

  • Bike, hike, walk, or jog nearly over 10 miles between Massillon and Dalton in Wayne County, ending just north of Rt. 30. The Sippo Valley Trail also connects to the Towpath Trail at the west side of Tremont Ave. in Massillon.
  • An asphalt trail surface transitions to limestone between Skyland Ave. and Deerfield Ave. The flat, gentle grades parallel Sippo Creek for much of the route.
  • Hit the trail with your pet! Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners must dispose of pet waste properly.
  • Pull-off parking is available at Bison Ave./27th St., Kenyon Ave., and Alabama Ave.  A 15-car Trailhead is located at Skyland Ave.  Parking lots at Lincoln Park and Bottoms Park are maintained by the City of Massillon and have close access to the trail.
  • Equestrian trailer parking is not available.  Local users that walk or ride in with horses must use the berm to the side of the trail between Deermont Ave. and Deerfield Ave.

Maps & Information


 

Olde Muskingum Trail


Summary from Stark Parks website:

  • Enjoy hiking and biking on the 5.74-mile limestone surface trail or horseback riding on the wide compacted grass berm with mounting blocks. This scenic route follows along the western edge of the Tuscarawas River near the Ohio & Erie Canal and parallels an active railroad from Canal Fulton to Jackson Township.
  • Parking, including space for horse trailers, is available on Cherry St. in Canal Fulton and at Butterbridge Rd. The Forty Corners Trailhead on the Towpath Trail can also be used for general parking.
  • Dogs welcome! Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners must dispose of pet waste properly."

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Bicycling the city of Massillon

Bicycling the City of Massillon