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.

19.3 miles
298 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


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

1 month ago

This park is beautiful! The bridge I saw clming was awesome and the historical bits along the way were interesting too!

5 months ago

One of my favorite trails to hike. The views from the overlook are wonderful. I used to leave early in the morning and have my coffee there as the sun was coming up. I have biked this trail a few times too, but prefer to hike it.

trail running
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun hike. Better to hike from the Grand Rapids side

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

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....

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.

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.

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.

1 month ago

3 months ago

recorded bendview look out

4 months ago

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

trail running
Monday, August 07, 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

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