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 July 27, 2016.
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail (western Stark County)|
The Lake Lucerne parking lot will be closed until further notice.
A construction project near the trail will close the Trail south of Riverland Ave. and north of Canal Bend and McDonnell Trailheads for entire days and some short periods through Sept. 2016. Updates will be posted here at least once a week if the construction schedule changes.
- July 25 to Aug. 7, Trail Closed
- Aug. 8 to 23, Trail Open with possible short term closures
- Aug. 24 to 26, Trail Closed
- Aug. 27 and 28, Trail Open
- Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, Trail Closed
Mahoning Valley Trail (Alliance)
Construction will close the on-road connection of the trail at Rockhill Ave. for approximately 180 days beginning March 1. There will not be a designated detour route.
Sippo Valley Trail (western Stark County)
Maintenance of the Sippo Valley Trail officially transferred to Stark Parks at the end of June 2015. Since then trail crews have mowed, trimmed brush back, and resurfaced the limestone trail portions along the Sippo Valley Trail in Stark County. Signage, trail bollards, and trash/recycling cans will be placed and installed over the next few months. Parking areas were improved at Bison St. and Alabama Ave. and a new parking area was constructed at Skyland Ave.
We will continue to evaluate trail width and parking areas for user safety. While equestrian usage is not encouraged until a master plan is developed, all horses should use the berm to the side of the limestone sections between Deermont Ave. and Deerfield Ave. Just under 8 miles of the Sippo Valley Trail connects to the Towpath Trail in Massillon and continues west into Wayne County, ending in Dalton.