North Coast Inland Trail

Tips for Birding

The North Coast Inland Trail passes Swatzlander-Rotary Park, Tea Kaufman Homestead, and Walsh Park in Sandusky County.

About this Location

This 28-mile inactive rail line was converted to a paved hike and bike path with Ohio Department of Transportation funding. The path is open year-round for walking, jogging, bicycling, in-line skates, and strollers; no motorized vehicles are permitted (except handicap assistance vehicles).

  • The 6.5-mile section from Maple Street, Clyde to Smith Road, Fremont opened in 1997
  • A 5-mile section runs from Smith Road, Fremont to the intersection of Park Avenue and Hayes Avenue, then utilizes city streets through Fremont to Walter Avenue.
  • 10.5-mile section from Walter Avenue, Fremont to Lindsey to Elmore was acquired in1997 and opened in 2008. This section is also part of the Buckeye Trail.
  • 4.75-mile section from Maple Street, Clyde to County Road 177, Bellevue, opened in 2012.

From North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky County Parks) webpage

Notable Trails

Hikes of varying distances are possible from trailheads on the North Coast Inland Trail.