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

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   October, 2013 by doleman

I've ridden the trail many times. I enjoy it every time. I can't wait for it to be extended past Robinson and Western reserve. Does any one know when the trail will be extended from those 2 points? read more

Extension of Bikeway to Niles

   November, 2012 by hike.n.bike

We discovered the bikeway is now paved from County Line Road, north to a new trailhead located near Robbins Ave. in Niles… read more

Nice Trailhead

   March, 2012 by usa218

Today, i road south fr/ kirk rd. to westrn. reserv. rd canfld... this seem to be the highest part of the trail , libson rd. area , " mostly incline ", " not the scenic end of the trail ". Yesterday, i road north fr/ kirk rd. to co. line rd. mineral ridge...this ...read more