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The Thomas W. Hopper Legacy Trail follows a former rail bed from the Blackhawk golf course to the boundary between Galena and Sunbury, where it connects with the Sandel Legacy Trail.
Of historical significance is the nearby Galena Shale and Brick Factory, which dates back to the 1890s and which is why the trail was initially named the Galena Brick Trail. Starting in Galena, the trail travels mostly through woods before coming to an end near Big Walnut Elementary School. Just before passing Miller Park with its small playground, the trail crosses over Little Walnut Creek via a pedestrian bridge.
The trail is just one small piece of the developing Ohio to Erie Trail network, which will span 326 miles across Ohio from Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati.
Trail access is at Galena's Miller Park, which offers a parking lot off N. Walnut Street. In Sunbury, trail access is on Fescue Road and near Jackson Street, where parking is also available.
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