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 in 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 and other trail and greenway networks.

Since 2001, Summit County Executives and Summit County Council have supported this popular trail and greenspace plan by dedicating money toward grant projects identified on the plan. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is proud to facilitate this grant program on behalf of Summit County, and work with partners to continue development of our trail networks.

Click the button below to view and download the plan. 

Summit County Trail Plan

The 2024 Summit County Trail and Greenway Grant Program is now open. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, May 10, 2024 to be considered. Applications can be submitted to George Ebey at or mailed to:

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Attn: Summit County Trails and Greenways
47 W. Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44308 

2024 Summit County Trails & Greenways Application

Learn more about supported Summit County trail projects by clicking the icons on the map below.


Rubber City Heritage Trail 

The proposed Rubber City Heritage Trail spans 6 miles through Akron, linking historic rubber companies between the city’s east and south ends via an abandoned railway (Akron & Barberton Cluster Railroad) which is largely owned by the City of Akron. The trail will begin near the former Goodyear campus on Market Street in Middlebury, extend toward The University of Akron campus, and move southeast to connect with the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Kenmore. The Rubber City Heritage Trail is an exciting project which will offer Akron residents a unique, new way to commute around the city, creating a safe, walkable, bikeable and accessible connection for residents to parks, grocery stores, libraries, churches, schools, and other amenities. 

The Rubber City Heritage Trail project is moving forward and construction is underway. Phase I of the trail is anticipated to be completed by summer 2024.


Map of Rubber City Heritage Trail

Aerial view of Rubber City Heritage Trail