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, Ohio 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.

DISTANCE
19.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

trail running
6 months ago

I believe the overlook by the old bridge is one of the most beautiful sites in Northwest Ohio. There is a dirt parking lot right there and it's worth starting the run from there.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great for walking / hiking and bike riding . Places to put your kayak in the water too !

hiking
7 months ago

Fun hike. Better to hike from the Grand Rapids side

walking
8 months ago

Love coming here . Riding my bike soon on this trail. It's always a place that gives me peace . Have a enjoyable day !

hiking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

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

trail running
Thursday, April 28, 2016

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

mountain biking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

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

mountain biking
Monday, October 12, 2015

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

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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

road biking
Thursday, September 25, 2014

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
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Always a fun ride....

walking
Saturday, April 06, 2013

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
Friday, September 07, 2012

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.

walking
Saturday, January 07, 2012

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

walking
Sunday, October 24, 2010

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.

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trail running
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