Chippewa Inlet Trail--North

About Chippewa Inlet Trail

The Chippewa Inlet Trail is a 3.95-mile long asphalt and crushed limestone trail. The trail runs south from OH-42 in Lafayette Township, through Buckeye Woods Park, across OH-162, to Chippewa Road. From upland pine stands to wet woods and restored wetlands, this trail has a variety of interesting habitats for users to experience. The trail loops around a wetland restoration project on the north side of the park.
From Buckeye Woods Park webpage

About Buckeye Woods Park

Buckeye Woods Park is the largest Medina County park. Named for the grove of Buckeye trees found along the stream in the Schleman Nature Preserve, the park provides a variety of experiences for visitors. The east side of the park is the setting for soccer and softball fields available by reservation. A picnic shelter is also available for reservation at the park. Picnic tables and grills are provided for individual family picnics. A three-acre pond offers fishing. A paved, accessible path provides a great place to walk for exercise or enjoyment as you circle the pond and wooded areas of the park. There are two playgrounds at Buckeye Woods Park.

Cross the bridge from Buckeye Woods Park and enter the Schleman Nature Preserve to walk wooded nature trails. Named for the family which donated the original acreage, it will remain undeveloped for the enjoyment of nature and wildlife viewing.

The Chippewa Inlet Trail is a 3.95-mile long asphalt and crushed limestone trail. The trail runs from OH-42 in Lafayette Township, through Buckeye Woods Park, and across OH-162 to Chippewa Road. From upland pine stands to wet woods and created wetlands, this trail has a variety of interesting habitats for users to experience. The trail loops around a wetland restoration project on the north side of the park.
From Buckeye Woods Park webpage

Notable Trails

Chippewa Inlet Trail North Loop
The north end of the Chippewa Inlet Trail can be accessed from the parking area off Lafayette Road (OH-42) or by parking at Buckeye Woods Park and walking to the area. The 1.5-mile trail circles a restored wetland that hosts ducks and geese and can have shorebirds during migration. Walking in through Buckeye Woods park adds 0.5 miles to each end of the hike.

Birders may choose to keep separate checklists for the Inlet Trail North and Buckeye Woods Park sections of the hike.
From Ken Ostermiller

Also, see Buckeye Woods Park

Restroom on site, vault toilet.

ADA accessible facilities on site.