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.
Perfect ride for the occasional recreational cyclist
This paved, flat trail is perfect for those who haven't ridden a bike in a while. My husband and I frequently bring family and friends on this path. We start in Creston and ride to "The Depot" restaurant in Rittman (Red building that sits right next to ...
wci biking division
The Wayne County Impact (Biking Division) recently ranked this trail #2 on the "Most Outstanding Rail Trail" list. This is a great trail. We enjoy the railroad track that runs along side most of the trail. Rarely do we ride this trail without seeing a ...
My home trail
My wife and I love having this trail practically right in our back yard. We are extremely grateful for Rails to Trails organization and all of their hard work converting abandoned rail beds into recreational paths for families to go outdoors and enjoys ...