Ashtabula County MetroParks - Western Reserve Greenway Trail
The Western Reserve Greenway is a paved rail trail extending 41 miles through Ashtabula and Trumbull counties in northeast Ohio, roughly paralleling SR 45. Ashtabula County is home to 26 of these miles, stretching from the city of Ashtabula southward to the county line where it continues for 15 miles into Trumbull County.
Mostly rural, Ashtabula County’s portion of the trail runs along farms and through abundant wooded areas. Many users tout the beauty of the thick tree canopy providing cool shade on hot summer days. Nicely maintained by a dedicated crew of volunteers, the trail is dotted with benches, intersecting road names and mileage are well-marked, and 12 interpretive signs along the way detail the proud history of the Underground Railroad in Ashtabula County.
In the summertime activities include biking, hiking, rollerblading, and other non-motorized activities, while in the winter the trail is used for cross-county skiing and snowmobiling. Motorized wheelchairs are always permitted.