Sandusky, OH Birding Trails and Maps

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Bridgeway Trail

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Chessie Circle Trail

11 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Chippewa Inlet Trail

3.95 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Chippewa Rail-Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

17 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail

2.36 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail

1.8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Lake Erie Metropark Trail

3 mi
State: MI
Asphalt

Lake to Lake Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Lester Rail Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

15.6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain County)

19.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Richland B&O Trail

18.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

River Raisin Heritage Trail

7.5 mi
State: MI
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Slippery Elm Trail

13.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Steel Mill Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

University/Parks Trail

6.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Big Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail provides a paved pathway connecting the Mill Stream Run Reservation, Big Creek Reservation, and the Fern Hill Picnic Area. At its southern end, you can connect...
OH 7.4 mi Asphalt
The Brecksville Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a pleasant paved pathway connecting the community of Brecksville with the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, a well-loved 81-mile route from...
OH 12.4 mi Asphalt
The Brideway Trail is found within the Black River Reservation, a park in Lorain County, where you can walk, jog, inline skate, cross-country ski or bike. The trail runs between Day's Dam in Lorain...
OH 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Chessie Circle Trail (formerly Westside Corridor Rail-to-Trail) provides a paved (and compacted stone), 11-mile north-south route through western Toledo built along the former Toledo Terminal...
OH 11 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Chippewa Inlet Trail runs for nearly 4 miles between Lafayette Road/State Route 42 and the Chippewa Nature Area. The trail traverses an open, pastoral landscape along the Chippewa Inlet, which...
OH 3.95 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Chippewa Rail Trail runs for 2.4 miles between Chippewa Road (SR 50) in Chippewa Lake to suburban Wycliffe Drive southwest of Medina (Lafayette Township). The trail is mostly rural in feel,...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The...
OH 17 mi Asphalt
The Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail circles International Park along the east bank of the Maumee River in East Toledo. The trail runs between the Main Street bridge and Navarre Avenue, where it...
OH 2.36 mi Asphalt
The Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail has two separate segments, each just under 1 mile long. The northern (Huron) segment runs from DuPont Marsh State Nature Preserve off River Road and heads...
OH 1.8 mi Crushed Stone
A popular destination year-round for residents across the Detroit area, the Lake Erie Metropark offers a wide variety of activities and recreation sites across its 1600-plus acres. Nestled along the...
MI 3 mi Asphalt
Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Lester Rail Trail in Ohio's Medina County runs 3 miles between Abbeyville Road and Lester Road in York Township. The trail passes through bucolic farmland with scattered remnants of prairie, where...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
For nearly 9 miles, the Mill Stream Run Reservation All Purpose Trail runs through a wooded park in Berea, a western suburb of Cleveland. Though the trail loosely parallels Valley Parkway, you will...
OH 8.9 mi Asphalt
The North Coast Inland Trail is a series of trails across multiple northern Ohio counties that, as they expand and connect, are emerging as an impressive long-distance trail between Cleveland and...
OH 15.6 mi Crushed Stone
The North Coast Inland Trail will one day stretch across northern Ohio from Indiana to Pennsylvania on a network of connecting off-road trails. Today, large sections of the trail, especially from the...
OH 19.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The North Coast Inland Trail (NCIT) represents a regional collaboration among park districts across the Buckeye State to connect trails linking Ohio to Indiana and Pennsylvania. Begin this section...
OH 28 mi Asphalt
The short North Olmsted Walking & Bike Trail parallels Interstate 480 and provides an alternate, non-motorized route linking neighborhoods with green spaces and business districts.
OH 3 mi Asphalt
Traveling just over 18 miles through some of the most scenic areas of the Buckeye State, the Richland B&O Trail is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the region. Built partially as a result of the...
OH 18.5 mi Asphalt
Running from the city of Monroe's popular Munson Park, through the city's charming historic downtown, and out to Sterling State Park - one of the most-frequented of Michigan's state parks - the River...
MI 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail parallels Valley Parkway through several western suburbs of Cleveland, but this is no traditional suburban side path. Instead, the winding trail through...
OH 13.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
In 1875, the Bowling Green Railroad Company operated its first train from its namesake city in Ohio south to Tontogany on rails made from the wood of the local slippery elm tree. The trees were...
OH 13.1 mi Asphalt
The Steel Mill Trail is a 2-mile continuation of the Bridgeway Trail, which lies within the Black River Reservation, a scenic wooded park in Lorain. The Steel Mill Trail picks up at the north end of...
OH 2 mi Asphalt
The University/Parks Trail is a wide, paved trail that extends from Toledo into its western suburbs along a former railroad corridor. More than half the trail also parallels an active freight...
OH 6.3 mi Asphalt

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Slippery Elm Trail

No parking at north end Montessori school, parking lot is posted

September, 2020 by bpierfel

Park at the Black Swamp Preserve just a bit south of the north terminus.
The trail is nice and well maintained. For variety on the return north from North Baltimore, we road some of the parallel county roads. They're smooth and with virtually no vehicle traffic on a Tuesday morning.

Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail

Great for inline skating/Nordic Blading

August, 2020 by srbutler75

Picturesque, smooth paving, gorgeous particularly in the early morning. I generally do about 4 miles in and 4 back and it’s fairly level so no huge hills to climb.

North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain County)

"On the Ball" on the NCIT

July, 2020 by pauerd

Rode from Elyria to Wakeman. Great trail and shaded most of the way in the morning. Bruce Chapman bridge in Wakeman has new approach from the east. Cinder surface but it gets the job done. Learned from the sign at Kipton how the term "Get on the ball" developed from Webb Ball hired in 1891 to get better watches for conductors on trains after 2 crashed into each other because one had time 4 minutes off. Look for historical marker when you ride through.

Accordion

Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail

Scenic Ride. Newly Paved Path.

July, 2020 by awadm

All purpose trail that is 13.5 miles one way and 26 miles in total round-trip. Trail is completely paved which makes it good for both road bikes with skinny tires as well as hybrid bikes. Trail is primarily flat, however there are few inclines that can be challenging to climb. Trail borders the Rocky River and goes in/out wooded areas. It can be crowded in certain locations, but in the early morning there aren’t many people on trail. I would definitely recommend this trail for both fitness ride and/or trip for the family.

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

Wakeman Section

July, 2020 by vicki1960

We came off the Lorain county section of the trail and entered into Huron County near Wakeman. We biked the section along Route 20. Very nice asphalt paved trail separated by a grassy section between the trail and the road. In Wakeman we turned around and headed back to Elyria.
Trail services in Wakeman we found a service station/convenience store for cold water to purchase.

North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain County)

Easy trail to ride on!

July, 2020 by vicki1960

Rode the entire length and also into Huron County onto the next trail. I found this trail to be one of the easiest to ride. Seemed downhill both ways on a very good asphalt paved surface. Trail goes through several small towns, aka villages and the scenery is mostly farmlands and wooded sections. The downside to this trail is there are a lot of road crossings, too many to count though someone else has already done that! Luckily the road crossings are small not a lot of traffic back roads so if there is a wait, it's not a long wait.
Parked in Elyria and headed West. There are mile markers going in each direction.
8 miles from Elyria is Oberlin. There's an old train station there and you could bike into town for trail services such as lunch. We ate at a pizza place which had outdoor seating.
A few miles west of Oberlin is Kipton which is just biking through a community park.
We biked to Green Road and did the share the road section for a little bit before entering Huron County (next trail section) and biked on into Wakeman.

Richland B&O Trail

WCI Biking Division

July, 2020 by wci biking division

The WCI Biking Division returned to the B&O Rail Trail over the July 4 weekend. We decided to ride from Lexington to Butler and back. Trail is nice and flat and in pretty good shape. A little bumpy about a mile to two miles outside of Lexington heading towards Butler. There is one pretty good bump in the trail that had WCI co-founder Rod nearly thrown off his bike. He starts too fast. Other than that, a great trail. We actually saw a plane land on the air strip just outside of Butler. A little detour was necessary in Bellville as they paint the bridge adjacent to the trail.

Richland B&O Trail

great trail

July, 2020 by dan.ford

Very nice paved trail. Only downside is it is as only about 50% shaded.

Slippery Elm Trail

This trail is great for road cycling. It is clean and not congested. It is an easy ride with nice coverage, so the sun doesn't beat down on you for the entire ride. Nice when you just want to get up and get a solid ride in.

June, 2020 by cryjoy120

This trail is great for road cycling. It is clean and not congested. It is an easy ride with nice coverage, so the sun doesn't beat down on you for the entire ride. Nice when you just want to get up and get a solid ride in.

Richland B&O Trail

Nice trail...

June, 2020 by 63kato

This trail is in great shape and has a great width that makes it easy for passing others on the trail. We rode Lexington to Butler and back. The were a couple places where crossing a busy road on a curve required extra attention. But it remains one of our favorites!

River Raisin Heritage Trail

Rough Pavement

June, 2020 by juliefunk

We walked this trail years ago and enjoyed it so we took our bikes there last fall. The pavement is pretty lousy. Bumpy and buckled. No going back.

North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky and Ottawa Counties)

Father Son

June, 2020 by tgw2703

We started on the east end of the trail. Very well maintained. Smooth surface with no potholes. Flat, with a lot of farm land. Not much tree cover. Went through the center of Clyde. It was interesting to be on the path yet in the middle of the town.

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