Day 12: Ohio-to-Erie Trail

6/24/15: 60 miles, Middlefield, Ohio, to Akron, Ohio

After more than a week off to hang with my folks and attend a wedding, I headed across the Buckeye State on the Ohio-to-Erie Trail. It’s a relatively new route that follows what would’ve been the canal to connect Lake Erie with the Ohio River, but it was never completed much like the C&O.

I rode down from Trumbull County into Portage County through Garrettsville, Ravenna, Kent, Tallmadge and into Akron. There, I rode by old Goodrich rubber plants. The Freedom Trail, a paved rail trail running from Kent to Akron, was the first of many trails across Ohio that I never knew existed.

Made it to Portage Lakes State Park, where my girlfriend met me (since we were headed to Columbus for another one of my best friends’ weddings). You could say I had some unofficial SAG support.

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