Summit Metro Parks Your Back Yard for 95 Years
Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail

Facebook Photo: Cyclist on the Freedom Trail

Park Areas

Middlebury Lot

Address 1765 Northeast Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Lions Park

Address 245 Northeast Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Classes: A = Multipurpose  |  B = Accessible*  |  C = Basic  |  D = Primitive**  |  E = Bridle

Ratings: 1 = Easy  |  2 = Moderate  |  3 = Difficult

* Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface.

See our Spree For All page for more information about accessible trails.

** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes

Park Map

Freedom Trail Map

History & Wildlife

Starting near the Portage Hike & Bike Trail in Kent, this multipurpose trail – on land owned by METRO Regional Transit Authority – follows an unused railroad corridor. Phase II construction, now complete, extends to Eastwood Avenue in Akron. Eventually, it will connect with downtown near The University of Akron campus.

The railroad corridor provides wildlife with a linear connection between green spaces. Bald eagles, coyote and white-tailed deer use these grounds as their home.

Photo Gallery

Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
Activities
  • Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restroom