The Lakes Metropark Greenway Corridor runs for 4.8 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north end) to Concord Township.
The trail is mostly rural in feel, passing through a wooded corridor among suburban back yards and natural areas. The route follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). The original tracks through here were built in 1870 to join the county with Lake Erie for shipping coal and iron ore. B&O acquired the spur in the 1890s.
Parking and Trail Access
In Concord Township, park at the southern end on Ravenna Road and at the Old Stone School just south of I-90 off Ravenna Road. In Painsville park in a small lot just north of Johnnycake Ridge Road where it intersects with Bank St., Liberty St. and Ravenna Rd. You can also park at the high school on Washington Street.
Very nice well kept trail
"Very nice well kept trail. 3 mile uphill climb when heading south, but going back north is a breeze.