The Country Line Trail travels the path of the former Erie Lackwanna Railroad between Rittman and Creston. A highlight of the trail is a former Baltimore & Ohio freight station located just west of the trailhead at Kauffman Avenue, which will be refurbished and repurposed as a museum. The route provides pleasant views of the countryside and crossings over Chippewa Creek and Tommy Run. Two community parks are located near each end of the trail: Brooklyn Park on the western tip and Martin Fritz Memorial Park to the east.
Parking and Trail Access
Designated parking is available at the eastern trailhead in Rittman. In Creston, the trailhead is just south of the Creston Police Department on Brooklyn Street; a large public parking lot is available southwest of the end of the trail. There also are trailheads and parking at CR 504 and Kauffman Ave. in Sterling.
Just got done riding this trail today and I have to say there wasn't a dull moment! The people are very nice and there's lots to see. I think i've seen more trains today than I have in the past 2 years! There's cows, open fields, and there was a tuttle ...
A Rail-Trail FOR Railfans!
I just had to chuckle when I read the review by the guy who was glad that the live railroad views were "buffered" by the trees! Ha ha! MY goodness! I was out there in the 97-degree heat Saturday, just THRILLED by the wide-open 5 miles of riding alongside ...
SMOOTH new trail - great snack shop in Rittman
This 7 mile asphalt trail just opened on 5/14/2011. Kudos to all who made this wonderful trail possible. I parked in the grassy lot near the Police Dept in Creston and rode west to Rittman. Wikipedia says Creston is only 10 feet higher than Rittman, but ...