As the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to head out on a family bike ride. Stark County has plenty of excellent parks with trails that cover forested areas, urban locations, and suburban sites.
Our real estate agents recommend the following trails in Stark County when you're ready to spend part of your day taking a family bike ride in area parks.
- Quail Hollow Park - 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville, OH 44632
Quail Hollow Park has over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, and wooded areas, plus a 40-room house that's available for tours when you're ready to take a break from biking. Located near Hartville homes for sale, it's a popular destination for mountain bikers since it has a 3.3-mile mountain bike loop trail that's suitable for beginning or intermediate riders. It's a nicely wooded trail with very little slope or rocks and is marked with arrows to show you which direction to go.
- Stark Electric Railway Trail - Mahoning Road NE, Canton, OH 44705
If you'd like a ride on an urban trail, head to the Stark Electric Railway Trail, which follows the route of the former rail line of the same name. The line ran from 1902 to 1939, linking Canton and Salem via Louisville, Alliance, and Sebring before closing due to the growing popularity of buses, which were cheaper to operate. The trail, which is located near Canton homes for sale, is a little over one mile in length and is lined with ginkgo, honey locust, and other varieties of trees.
- Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park - 7975 Erie Ave. NW, Canal Fulton 44614
With 14 trailheads, the Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park, located just around the corner from Canal Fulton homes for sale, has plenty of spots where you can start a family bike ride. The entire trail is 26 miles long and is on flat terrain, with trees providing plenty of shade. The trail follows the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal, and you'll be able to still see the canal bed visible in many areas. If you bike in the Canal Fulton area, you'll find that the canal has been preserved, and you can ride a replica canal boat during the spring and summer.
- Pioneer Trail - 2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709
Pioneer Trail is a short 1.34-mile route that connects Market Avenue to Cleveland Avenue near Canton homes for sale. It has several inclines and declines, as well as a surface of crushed limestone. Part of the trail takes you through Harvard Park and its grassy fields and then Weis Park, which has volleyball and shuffleboard courts if you'd like to take time out to play.
- Hoover Trail - Hoover Community Recreational Complex, 1325 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720
A suburban trail that's almost 5.5 miles long and situated near North Canton homes for sale, Hoover Trail connects Washington Square, Walsh University's Hoover Park, North Canton's baseball fields, Hoover High School, and the Hoover District. It's part of the planned Ohio to Erie Trail, a route intended to span from Cleveland to Cincinnati. You may be able to spot wildlife such as hawks and other types of birds, foxes, groundhogs, and more. You'll also see wildflower and berry bushes along the way. One of the trail's interesting features is a bridge for biking and walking that spans over the Old 3C Highway.
Contact us if you'd like to see homes for sale in Stark County. Many are close to beautiful parks and trails, and we'd love to help you find the best one for you.