The Towpath Trial is closed in Massillon between Cherry Rd. and Lake Avenue (Ernie’s Bicycle Shop) due to Army Corps construction work on the flood levee.
The suggested alternate route is Third Street, which parallels the trail on the west side of the river. The detour is approximately 3/4 mile.
Signs have been posted at each end of the closure explaining the re-route.
As work areas on the levee change, closures will change, necessitating different re-routes. Those routes are currently being discussed by city and county officials along with input from MAGI (Massillon Area Greenways Inc.).
On another note, Stark Parks will be replacing a bridge on the Sippo Valley trail this fall. Coming from the west, it is the first bridge in Stark County. The trail will be closed while the work is completed. More on this as we get closer to a construction date.
Currently lots of high water, but no serious damage to trails in Stark County!