North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450Western Reserve Greenway Trail (TrailLink) webpage
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Western Reserve Greenway Trail
The Trumbull County portion of the Western Reserve Greenway extends 14.65 miles from the Ashtabula County border to Champion Street East in Bloomfield, Bristol, and Champion Townships. The Greenway uses the former Penn Central 714 rail line, with a ten-feet wide paved surface for bicyclists and walkers. Running parallel to OH-45 and approximately .75-mile to the east, the Western Reserve Greenway is part of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, planned to run from Lake Erie to the Ohio River through four Ohio counties.
Two trailheads named for 19th and early 20th-century communities provide parking, restrooms and picnic facilities. Sunside Trailhead is at OH-305 in Champion Township, and Oakfield Trailhead is at Hyde-Oakfield Road in Bristol Township.
Bicycling, walking and inline skating are the primary Greenway activities. Others include nature observation and horseback riding on non-paved surfaces. Winter activities include cross-country skiing. Several picnic tables and grills are available at trailheads. Benches are located at various spots along the Greenway. Portable restrooms are at the trailheads year round. Handicapped parking spots are available in the paved parking areas.
The Western Reserve Greenway travels 43 miles through a scenic, mostly rural area, cutting a north-south course from Ashtabula to Warren in northeastern Ohio. The route follows much of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s former branch line, extending to the shores of Lake Erie at Ashtabula. This rail line once transported iron ore to the steel mills of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Today, the trail is the longest section of the planned 110-mile Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway that will begin on the shores of Lake Erie and travel south to the banks of the Ohio River in East Liverpool.
Restrooms on site.
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