Rails to Trails
of Wayne County


Riding Horses on the side of the trail


Trail Development


Heartland Trail - Orrville to Clinton

Completion of the Heartland Trail from Orrville to Clinton is our current focus. The Heartland Trail has received state and nationwide attention among trail system initiatives. When completed it will connect with the Ohio-to-Erie Trail which spans many trails from the Ohio River in Cincinnati to Lake Erie in Cleveland. And, the recently announced route of the Great American Rail Trail, from the Atlantic coast in Washington DC to the Pacific coast in Washington state, includes the Heartland Trail.

Phase 1: 2.4 miles - Forrer Road to Marshallville   Completed - 2019
Phase 2: 1.0 miles - West Market Street to Allen Avenue   Completed - 2017 & 2019
Phase 2: 1.6 miles - Allen Avenue to Forrer Road   Fundraising - CLOSE THE GAP!
Phase 3: 5.5 miles - Marshallville to Clinton

Heartland Trail




Please help us keep the momentum going. Today the typical cost for building one mile of paved trail is $500,000. Funds we receive from donors like you help leverage government and foundation grants that allow us to purchase and develop these beautiful paved trails for walking, biking and horseback riding.

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 Heartland Trail: CLOSE THE GAP!


DONATE by Mail

Send your check or money order to:

Rails to Trails of Wayne County
For: The Heartland Trail
P.O. Box 1566
Wooster, Ohio 44691

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