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.
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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.