Rain, thunderstorms, and flooding can be hard on the trails. Visitors are encouraged to check for updates before their visit and to follow all posted trail and parking area closing signs.  For safety reasons, trails are closed to all users while trail crews are using equipment to complete repairs and maintenance.  The following list reflects the most up to date trail closings and construction projects as of Dec. 4, 2014.

Hunting Season Trail and Park Closings
Hunting season will close some parks and trailheads because of nearby hunting areas. Closed locations will include the southern Towpath including Craig Pittman to Rt. 212 and Shepler Church with signs posted at the Aqueduct bridge and Riverland Ave., Whitacre Greer Park, and along the Mahoning Valley Trail in Alliance.

Gun Season –12/01/14 to 12/07/14
Muzzleloader Season –1/02/15 to 1/05/15

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail (western Stark County)
For a list of Canalway construction and closure alerts visit the
Ohio & Erie Canalway Trail Updates page. View the Towpath Trail map.

Hoover Trail and Middle Branch Trail
The portion between E. Maple St. and the North Canton YMCA Trailhead is permanently closed and will be relocated in the future.