Berlin Lake Bike Trail
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About Berlin Lake Bike Trail
The Berlin Lake Trail is a 2.2 multipurpose trail crossing Berlin Lake.
Parking is available on north trail entrance on US-224, approximately 1.5 miles east of Deerfield Circle. Parking for the south trail entrance is located on Kirkbride Rd. off of OH-14, approximately 2 miles southeast of Deerfield Circle. Turn left on Kirkbride Road.
+ Two trailhead parking areas: 10-car asphalt lot on US-224; 10 car limestone lot on Kirkbride Road.
+ Information kiosks
+ Mile markers
+ Multipurpose limestone trail
+ Nearby Berlin Lake Recreation Area and Wildlife Areas for camping, hunting, and fishing
This 2.2-mile limestone-paved trail was built on the former Lake Erie, Alliance, and Wheeling Railroad, constructed between 1875 and 1877. Ownership changed to New York Central RR then Penn Central RR. The bridge was rebuilt in 1942 with the construction of the Berlin Reservoir damming the Mahoning River. The railroad was abandoned between 1972 and 1976.
Trail development was made possible thanks to a variety of individual and organization donations, fundraising by the Berlin Lake Association, boy scouts, volunteers, state grants and through the cooperation of Deerfield Township, ODOT, US Army Corps of Engineers and ODNR.
The Berlin Lake Trail was initiated by the Berlin Lake Association back in 2006 when members with a vision for the future approached the Portage Park District to partner in its development. The Park District was granted a sublease on the trail from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, who leases the land from the US Army Corps of Engineers. The trail opened in fall 2011.
From Berlin Lake Bike Trail webpage
Restroom facilities on Berlin Lake can be found at the headquarters building, the picnic area by the dam, and the Circle Restaurant in Deerfield.