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About the North Coast Inland Trail in Sandusky County
This 28-mile inactive rail line was converted to paved hike/bike path with Ohio Department of Transportation funding. The path is open year-round for walking, jogging, bicycling, in-line skates, strollers, – no motorized vehicles permitted (except handicap assistance vehicles).
+ The 6.5 Mile section from Maple St, Clyde to Smith Rd, Fremont opened Sept 28, 1997
+ A 5 Mile section runs from Smith Rd, Fremont to the intersection of Park Ave & Hayes Ave, then utilizes city streets through Fremont to Walter Ave.
+ 10.5 Mile section from Walter Ave, Fremont to Lindsey to Elmore was acquired March 31, 1997, opened Oct 12, 2008. This section is also part of the Buckeye Trail.
+ 4.75 Mile section from Maple St, Clyde to C.R. 177, Bellevue, opened Oct 11, 2012.
From North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky County Parks) webpage
The Huron County portion of the North Coast Inland Trail continues to grow, with a 10.3-mile completed segment now stretching from the eastside of Bellevue to Norwalk.
Another completed segment spans 5.2-miles, passing through Collins, Ohio. At this time, both segments have a stone or crushed stone surface.
The first asphalt segment — 3 miles — has been completed from Wakeman east to Lorain County. Much of this section runs parallel to Rt. 20 and connects with 15-miles of continuous paved NCIT in Lorain County.
About the North Coast Inland Trail in Lorain County
The North Coast Inland Trail (NCIT) is a 12 foot wide, asphalt paved trail, built over the abandoned Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad and runs for 65 miles from Elyria to Toledo with some sections still being built. In 1992, seven park districts agreed to develop a system connecting trails in northwest Ohio, each managed by local jurisdictions. The NCIT is the result. The Lorain County Metro Parks’ portion runs from Elyria to Kipton, passing through Oberlin along the way.
From North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain Metro Parks) webpage