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.
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.