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The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north end) to Concord Township. A short disconnected portion of trail on the southern edge of Concord Township stretches between Girdled Road and Colburn Road, where it connects directly to Geauga County's Maple Highlands Trail.
The trail is mostly rural in feel, passing through a wooded corridor among suburban back yards and natural areas. The route follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). The original tracks through here were built in 1870 to join the county with Lake Erie for shipping coal and iron ore.
In Concord Township, park at the southern end of the main stretch of trail on Ravenna Road or at the Old Stone School just south of Interstate 90 off Ravenna Road. In Painesville, park in a small lot just north of Johnnycake Ridge Road/State Route 84 where it intersects with Bank Street, Liberty Street and Ravenna Road. You can also park at the high school on Walnut Avenue.
For the southern stretch of trail, parking is available at a trailhead on Girdled Road just east of SR 44.
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