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 Oct. 23, 2014.

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. 

Asphalt paving in areas that are prone to flooding and erosion was recently completed on the Middle Branch Trail including the southern GlenOak Campus portion, both sides of the bridge near Gervasi, north of the bridge at Martindale Park, and a few areas on the Hoover Trail.

Paving these areas will help crews repair the trail much faster and should eliminate many washout areas. It is not our intent to pave the entire Middle Branch Trail or Hoover Trail.