NT Part 3: Ludington MI to Buffalo NY - Racpat Northern Tier - CycleBlaze

NT Part 3: Ludington MI to Buffalo NY

Three States to the Erie Canal

The Red lines are state roads, the Pink lines are Rail to Trails, with the numbers from the RT books, or State Trails from TrailLink.

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Richard JagersAfternoon, I'm from northeast portage county ohio and wanted to let you know the route on the above map thru ohio has some issues. After the portage hike and bike east of ravenna ohio the route has you riding thru a 35,000 military area that is closed to the public. You will either have to ride south or north around it. South is the direction I would go if you are headed to the Western Reserve greenway. Feel free to contact me about route options if you would like. I have ridden a lot of the rail trails in the area.
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2 weeks ago
Rachel and Patrick HugensThanks Richard, for sure will pick your brain on local information as we get closer. We have sectional maps with more detail (Rachel was just learning how to use Ride GPS for these overview and getting an idea of mileage) Not able to locate where the military area is on the map, is it at the very end of the BH line? We have a few alternative routes from Elyria with the goal of staying inland across PA until Ridgeway and North to Salamanca. We sure will appreciate any advice and suggestions. Thanks again. Racpat
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Rachel and Patrick HugensTo Richard JagersHi Richard,
The goal of our route is to get from Elyria/Berea area to New Castle continue across PA east toward Dubois then heading North to Bradford Junction into NY. Would love suggestions on two areas. Once off the Wabash Cannonball RT connecting to the North coast Inland Trail. And then the area you are referring to, have looked at going more through Cuyahoga Falls and east to Youngstown.
Or any suggestion that we might be missing looking at...Thanks
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Richard JagersTo Rachel and Patrick HugensHere is the major problem east of the Cleveland burbs. 95% of the multi use and rail trails run north and south. But here are my thoughts. Cleveland metro parks rings the city . locally called the Emerald necklace. It contains three major bike friendly pathways that will get you from west side. ( Rocky river just east of Berea) to the east side ( solon) . from solon there are bike lanes thru glenwillow east down pettibone road to state route 43. From here there are many options. The goal being to get to the Western Reserve greenway which will get you to the stavich trail south Youngstown in New castle. The West end of the headwaters trail is being worked on currently. I don t know when it will be officially opened but could be ridden now if need be. The headwaters will get you to garrettsville ohio and then back roads or low travel roads the 15 miles to the greenway. The option. Is to pick up the summit hike and bike take it South to Kent then the portage hike and bike west to ravenna. From here work the back roads south of the 35, 000 acre camp ravenna to Newton falls ohio . where you can pick up Carson salt springs road that will take you over the the Western Reserve greenway. We really need a couple of East west connector trails in this part of the country.
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MICHIGAN: Lake Michigan Circle Tour Route: Ludington to South Haven

#28  Hart to Montague  22.7mi

#10 Kal-Haven Trail South Haven to Kalamazoo 34mi

#9 Kalamazoo River Valley Trail Kalamazoo to Galesburg 20.9mi

#1 Battle Creek Linear Park Augusta to Bailey Park 25.9mi

State Roads Albion-Homer-Jonesville

Baw Beese Trail Hillsdale to Jonesville

State Road to Montpelier OH


#69 Wabash Cannonball Montpelier to  (Whitehouse) Maumee 62.9mi

Towpath Trail 9.1mi Whitehouse to N. River Rd to Waterville

State Roads Waterville 5 point road to Trapp Rd  to Elmore

#56 North Coast Inland Trail: Dandusky/Ottawa 28mi Elmore to Bellevue

#54 North Coast Inland Trail: Huron 15.6mi  Norwalk to Collins

#55 North Coast Inland Trail: Lorain 19.3mi Wakeman to Elyria/Berea

ALT Berea Mill Stream Run All Purpose Trail

ALT State Road Elyria-83/303-Brunswick-Richfield to OECT

ALT State Road Elyria to Southington/Warren  #70 Western Reserve Greenway to Ashtabula

ALT Berea to Brecksville #57 Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail (Cleveland to Bolivar 81 mi) to Pennisula to Hike & Bike Trail to Young Rd spur to Kent to Ravenna to Austintown MetroParks Bikeway to Canfield State Rd to Struthers

State Road to Youngstown/Boardman



Youngstown to #61 Stavich Bicycle Trail Struthers OH to New Castle10mi

State Roads New Castle ALT #1 Armstrong Trail Upper Hinville-East Brady-Phillipston to #55 Redbank Valley Trail

#55 Red Bank Valley 51mi KIttanning to New Bethlehem to Brookville

#7 Clarion-Little Toby Trail18 mi Brockway to Ridgeway

Five Bridges Trail Allen Mills to Brockway

State Road Ridgeway to Bradford PA 

Bradford PA to #49 Pat McGee Trail Salamanca NY 12.1 mi to Cattaraugus

State Roads to Buffalo

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