Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail is a 19.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Rapids, OH that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

19.3 miles 539 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Part of Lucas County Metro Parks system, Lucas County, Ohio.

hiking
1 day ago

Spent so much time here with my family. I loved when the river was low enough to walk across and catch crayfish.

1 month ago

trail running
7 months ago

Clean, safe path. Busier on weekends. Beautiful in April when the redbuds are blooming!

mountain biking
7 months ago

A lot of great places to stop. My daughter loved the playground. Fun ride along the river.

mountain biking
1 year ago

Excellent. Plenty of places to get water and go the bathroom, and stop. Very scenic. Very gravelly though, bring your wider tires.

mountain biking
1 year ago

Great relaxing ride!! Didn't feel like we were in Ohio!

road biking
2 years ago

This trail is beautiful, especially in the fall. You follow along the Maumee River through a sort of tunnel of trees. You can also make a day of it by stopping for lunch or dinner, and some antique shopping in the little town of Grand Rapids. Just a side note, don't use this trail the first Saturday of October, it's the annual Apple Butter festival and the crowds are too much to deal with if you're trying to bike.
This trail is completely flat, so skill level is super easy.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Always a fun ride....

walking
3 years ago

Strolled for a few miles from Providence metropark 4/5/13. NOTE: MOSQUITOS are out. Lots of knat like critters, too. NOBODY on trail - totally deserted.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Easy double track gravel and hard PAC trail that runs along the bank of the Maumee River. Parking available at either end of trail at Providence and Farnsworth Metroparks. Lightly used on weekdays. Abundant wildlife and views of the river. Metropark has done a great job preserving canal and mill. Great for family outing.

mountain biking
4 years ago

walking
4 years ago

Scenic trail for birding and nature views. Very flat, easy walk. It's along the Maumee River though, not the Miami.

walking
6 years ago

This trail is right along the Miami River. It starts in Providence Park and follows the river 8 miles north (16 mile round trip). You can either walk on the towpath trail or there is a parallel wood path right next to it. There are regular canal rides so you can watch the mules pull the boat as you walk. There is also an old mill and general store near Providence Park. The rivie offer great views. An easy, flat walk for any afternoon.