MetroParks Bikeway

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The well-designed MetroParks Bikeway between Canfield Township and Austintown is an 11-mile paved corridor that passes through both suburbs and countryside in northeastern Ohio. Traveling north from the trail's start at Western Reserve Road, you arrive at MetroParks Farm. This 400-acre working farm sprawls along the western edge of the trail and offers educational programs, tours and agricultural displays. On the opposite side of the trail, the Canfield Fairgrounds holds one of Ohio's largest fairs every year.

About 6 miles into your ride you encounter one of the jewels of this trail: the Kirk Road trailhead. The well-designed facility provides trailside basics, such as a picnic pavilion and drinking fountains, as well as an exceptional overall design. This trailhead is not only functional but beautiful. When you reach the county line, you can continue your journey to Niles on the Niles Greenway.

The MetroParks Bikeway is clean, well maintained and a joy to experience. In the suburbs near Austintown it passes between houses, taking on a pleasant, neighborly feel. At the southern start of the trail near Marquis there are plenty of rural stretches to let you relax and recharge in nature.

Parking and Trail Access

The trailhead in Canfield Township is at MetroParks Farm. Take US 224 to Canfield and turn south on State Route 46. Approximately 1 mile south of US 224, the entrance to MetroParks Farm is on the right.

To reach the Kirk Road trailhead, take US 224 to SR 46 (Canfield Niles Rd.) north and follow it to Kirk Road; turn west. The trailhead, with parking for 50 cars, is just over 1 mile on the left.

Reviews

Always a nice ride!

   November, 2014 by mikeandvic

We rode this on Monday, November 10 which happened to be one of the two day Indian Summer days we had this year. Nice afternoon ride. It warmed up to about 70 degrees. We rode from Depot Street in Niles to Western Reserve road and back. read more

Metro Parks Bikeway

   November, 2014 by maxnme

I have ridden this trail several times. It is well maintained and has beautiful scenery along the way. Kirk Road Trail Head is a nice spot to rest a bit, with water, clean restrooms, and picnic area. There are no signs on the trail telling you where to ...read more

All around nice

   June, 2014 by mikeandvic

We parked at Depot Street in Niles and headed up the Meander Reservoir. Turned around and went South to the end of the trail at Western Reserve Road. We went through two counties, under I-80, over Mahoning Avenue (cool bridge) and under the Ohio turnpike, ...read more