The Middle Branch Trail is maintained by Stark Parks and connects Canton City Parks including Robert E. Schreiber Park, Reifsnyder Park, Oak Park, and Martindale Park. The trail continues north along the railroad tracks then meanders through Gervasi Vineyard and past Rice’s Nursery. The trail then loops around Plain Township’s Veterans Community Park, continues north across Schneider Street, and loops around Glenoak High School.
A 1.31-mile on-road connection to the Hoover Trail through Lexington Farms on Easton Street uses the sidewalk parallel to Rosedown Boulevard before heading west on Stone Crossing Street, south on Marelis Avenue, and west on Bellview Street to Market Avenue.
Parking and restrooms are available along the trail but are owned and maintained by partnering agencies.
Middle Branch Trail
The distance you choose to hike may be varied by starting at any of the hotspots and hiking out and back along the Middle Branch of Nimishillen Creek.
Hike, bike, walk, run, or jog on this 7.66-mile trail connecting neighborhoods and nature from Canton to Plain Township! This mostly limestone trail is reinforced with asphalt in a few spots and follows along the Middle Branch of the Nimishillen Creek.
Glenoak Loop – 1.57 miles
Schneider Loop – 1.04 miles
55th Street to Schneider Loop – 0.36 miles
Gardendale Extension – .63 mile
Helmsworth Drive. – 0.10 miles
Martindale Road to 55th Street – 1.44 miles
Spangler Avenue to Martindale Road – 1.02 miles
Maple Park to Spangler Avenue – 0.10 miles
On-road mileage – 1.40 miles
Total Mileage – 7.66
Content from Middle Branch Trail webpage