Construction began in summer 2012 on this new multipurpose trail on land owned by METRO Regional Transit Authority. It follows an unused railroad corridor and, when completed, will connect the cities of Akron and Kent. The first 4.2 miles of Phase I, from Middlebury Road in Kent to Southwest Avenue near Tallmadge Circle, were dedicated May 1, 2013. Phase II construction, two miles from Tallmadge Circle to Eastwood Avenue in Akron, is completed. Phase III, scheduled for construction in summer 2016, will connect to downtown Akron near the University of Akron campus.
Click here for more about the Freedom Trail.
Park planners are seeking public comment on a neighborhood connector trail that, when Phase 3 construction is complete, will allow users access to the Freedom Trail through Adams Park in Akron.
To see the neighborhood connector plans, click here.
To comment on the neighborhood connector, click here.