Springfield Branch Trail


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Springfield Branch Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Delaware
Length: 1.4 miles
Trail end points: Winter St. & Lake St. and Todd Street
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6121467

Springfield Branch Trail Description

The Springfield Branch Trail was built on a former railroad corridor and travels east-west for 1.4 miles in Delaware, Ohio. The paved trail is friendly to walkers, bikers and roller bladers. The trail begins at Winter Street and US 42 and heads west, crossing over the Oletangy River and Columbus Pike/ US 23. The trail provides connections to schools, retail shopping and recreation areas, like parks. It also intersects with the Oletangy Trail at Henry Street.

Parking and Trail Access

Park at Ross Street Park (164 S. Liberty Street, Delaware) on the west side of the trail.

Springfield Branch Trail Reviews

A Nice Community Connector for College Students

The Springfield Branch Trail is a nice little rail trail. This trail runs through the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. It is a trail that replaced an old Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and Indianapolis Railway (The Big Four) rail spur that ran between two still active rail right of ways near both Curtiss and Lake Streets. I found it to be in good condition. However, because I rode this trail after the Spring Semester was over, it is hard to say how busy the trail gets during the academic year. Like my opinion of the Delaware segment of the Olentangy Trail, I think that the purpose of this trail is to connect Ohio Wesleyan University students to different parts of the city of Delaware. In particular, this trail’s intent seems to be connecting the OWU campus to the Jay Martin Soccer Complex west of the campus and to several bars/restaurants and a sand volleyball facility on its eastern end. Due to active rail lines at both ends of the trail I don’t see any possibility of this trail being extended. Its utility seems to be directed entirely toward the students of Ohio Wesleyan University.

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