Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail


Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Erie
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: River Rd. to Franklin Flats (Huron); Main St. and 0.9 mile north (Milan)
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6121468
Trail activities: Bike, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail Description

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 south about 0.9 mile, ending at a gate on River View Drive in Franklin Flats. The other side of the gate is private property, so do not trespass.

The southern (Milan) segment runs from the end of N. Main Street and heads north 0.9 mile to end at a barricade across the trail. Again, the other side of the barricade marks private property.

Parking and Trail Access

In Huron, park off County Highway 126/River Road at the DuPont Marsh State Nature Preserve.

Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail Reviews

The Huron River Greenway MetroPark trail has been re-opened to the public
to the extent it was before being closed in 2007 as a result of a court decision.

It is open from the trailhead they share with another Erie MetroParks facility,
the DuPont Marsh State Nature Preseve south to about 1/2 mile south of the
"Nickel Plate Underpass." The current entrance is near a large Erie County
water tower on River Road south of Huron. It is also open from the foot
of Main Street in the Village of Milan north to near the Ohio Turnpike bridge
over the former railroad and the Huron River. Users on this portion of the trail
should park on the left side of the trail entrance, near the Greenway sign, or up
in the Milan Town Square and walk or ride down the hill. Only about a 700
foot long section between the NKP underpass and the Ohio Turnpike bridge
remains closed.

Historic markers for the Milan Canal, Wheeling and Lake Erie and the Nickel
Plate railroads can now be viewed on either side of the Mason Road trailheads.
Other historic markers for the Milan Canal can also be seen both near the Milan
Village trailhead. The trail north of Mason Road has a crushed limestone surface
while the remainder of the trail is a leveled original ballast surface.

While the bridge for U.S. 250/State Routes 13 & 113 over the former railroad
track in Milan was removed, a box culvert was installed in its place on the
former railroad right of way. While this has precluded the railroad line from
being re-laid; it does mean the trail could eventually be extended south to
Norwalk along the former Wheeling & Lake Erie line. There, it would connect to
the North Coast Inland Trail, another rail trail open west of Norwalk on the
former NYC Norwalk Branch.

"The prior review by Mr. Gary Steiner that states the Huron River Greenway is closed is FALSE. The trail was not, and IS NOT closed.

While it is true the ""Nottke"" decision was overturned on appeal and another appeal by Erie MetroParks to the Ohio Supreme Court was turned down; the only thing the opposition won was another day in court. It did not close the trail.

Mr Steiner is an abutting property owner and a litigant against Erie MetroParks. If you have any questions or need more information; please contact Erie MetroParks directly, or visit their web site at"

The decision on the Nottke Case was reversed on appeal last year (2004)and park is closed by agreement of land owners and park system until the Courts can finish their work. An appeal by the metroparks to the Ohio Supreme Court was refused last month.submited 8/6/05

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