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Updated October 30, 2014

For details, call the administrative offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.

Multipurpose Trails

Bike & Hike Trail:
  • 10/17/14: A section of the trail will be closed weekdays until 5 p.m. for asphalt paving, beginning at the Brandywine Falls Trailhead and moving south. The work is expected to last about a week, weather permitting.
  • Through 10/31/14: Due to work conducted in Sagamore Hills by FirstEnergy and its contractors, the trail will be closed between Sagamore Road and Valley View Road through October. The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow on land owned by FirstEnergy. For more information, contact 1-866-477-6552 or transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com.
  • Through 11/30/14: Removal of the vehicular Akron-Cleveland Road bridge in Boston Heights will force a short detour of the Bike & Hike Trail, slightly southeast of the SR 303 Trailhead. The trail is detoured with an at-grade crossing of Akron-Cleveland Road through November. At that time, a tunnel will be completed for trail users.
Freedom Trail:
  • Until Further Notice: Phase II of the Trail, between Southwest Avenue in Tallmadge and Eastwood Avenue in Akron, is NOT YET OPEN to the public. It should be completed in early November.
Towpath Trail:
  • 11/3/14 - 11/7/14: Approximately 3.7 miles of the Towpath trail will be closed 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily from Vanderhoof Rd. in New Franklin to North St. in Clinton for approximately one week for resurfacing. The parking lot at 2328 Center Rd. in New Franklin will be used as a staging area for equipment and materials and will be closed starting Thursday, 10/30 through the duration of this project.The Towpath parking lots at 2445 Vanderhoof Rd. in New Franklin and 2749 North St. in Clinton will remain open.
  • Ongoing in '14: The City of Akron is expanding the community center at Summit Lake (380 W. Crosier St., Akron). The work will not impact or close the Towpath Trail, which runs behind the center on the east bank of the lake, but it has closed the parking lot closest to the trail and the center's basketball courts.



  • 10/27/14: Due to trail renovation and repairs, the Willow Trail will be closed from the east end of Little Turtle Pond to the large vehicle bridge. Redwing trail will remain open. Visitors can  access Redwing Trail via Tuscarawas Field or the Coventry Oaks area.
Hampton Hills:
  • 11/30: The archery range will be closed for a public programs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ongoing in '14: Adam Run Trail remains closed following a 5/12 storm. It requires realignment and major work, now in progress. The park district hopes to have the trail open by year's end.
Munroe Falls:
  • 11/08 & 12/06/14: Access to the Lake Area may be impacted by the "Ohio Outside Trail Series." Park visitors should expect more traffic than usual between 7 and 11 a.m.
Silver Creek:
  • 10/16/14: A section of the parkway is closed for paving, from the beach lots to the north entrance on Medina Line Road. The work is expected to last through the first week of November, weather permitting.


Did You Know?

Just Nutty
It can take 10 to 12 years before a northern red oak is able to produce acorns, and it takes two years for an acorn to mature.

Fish 'Antlers'
During mating season, many species of fish will develop tubercles - small, usually hard lumps - on their heads.

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