The Celina Coldwater Bikeway is an early rail-with-trail conversion from the 1980s. Long a popular trail, users follow the Penn Central Railroad between the village of Coldwater and the city of Celina, passing near Grand Lake, the largest inland lake in Ohio.
Trail access is available at the north terminus in Celina at Schunck Road and Vine Street at the south terminus in Coldwater. Additional access is available along the route at five rural road intersections at Monroe Road, Brown Road, St. Anthony Road, Meyer Road, and Fleetfoot Road. Monroe Road and Brown Road are accessible via US Route 127 north.
Parking and Trail Access
A parking lot is located at the picnic area at the south end of the State Park on the west side of the lake on W. Bank Rd. Just north of the dam is Schumck Rd. which leads to the north end of the bike trail. When returning from the bike trail, a short cut would be Monroe Rd. which is the first road from the north end of the trail and is south of the golf course. East on Monroe Rd. re-enters the State Park in the area of the boat ramp, which is north of the picnic area. Monroe Rd. may have more visiblity when entering W. Bank Rd. than what Schumck Rd. does
I've ridden about 1,500 miles of trails in Ohio but hadn't ridden the Celina-Coldwater Trail yet so I drove over from Columbus to ride it. Overall I would call this a very good trail.
There is no dedicated parking at either end of this short 4.7-mile ...