Summit County Trails

For every $1 of Summit County money, an additional $12 is leveraged in federal, state and local investment.

Trail connectivity is a key goal for partners across Summit County, as outlined the the Summit County Trail & Greenway Plan. This plan identifies potential trails and greenways in Summit County, along with their connections to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Metro Parks’s Bike & Hike Trail, and other trail and greenway networks. Since 2001, Summit County Executives and Summit County Council has supported this popular trail and greenspace plan by dedicating money toward grant projects identified on the plan. To view the plan, click the link below:

Summit County Trail & Greenway Plan

Some of the past important projects included construction for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Metro Parks' proposed Freedom Trail and the Bike & Hike Trail, the City of Barberton’s Towpath Trailhead construction, and the Village of Boston Heights’ Veterans Trail connecting the Village to the City of Hudson and to the Towpath Trail in Akron.

Contact George Ebey with any questions.

2019 Summit County Grant Application

The 2019 grant cycle for Summit County Trails is now open. Download the application below:

Submit your completed application to the address below by May 6, 2019.

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Attention: George Ebey
47 W. Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44308