The Ohio to Erie Trail is a paved trail linking Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland, following lands formerly occupied by railroads and canals. Hikers, bikers and other groups including bird watchers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, and nature lovers will be able to enjoy this Trail as they pass through quiet woods, lush fields, charming small towns and dynamic urban centers.
The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails would like to thank the Board of Directors of the Ohio to Erie Trail Fund, along with the late Ed Honton, for their dedication and support in completing the critical link of this trail through Madison County.
We are very fortunate that our Executive Director and original founder of FMCPT, Wayne Roberts is also on the Board of Directors of the Ohio to Erie Trail Fund.
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The opening ceremony of the Alum Creek Trail section of The Ohio to Erie Trail (from Innis Park to Sunbury Rd.) took place on Friday, July 15, 2011. During the ceremony, historic Bridgeview Bridge was dedicated in memory of Ed Honton, founder of the Ohio to Erie Trail. (Click the banner above to view the photo gallery.)
Ed Honton, creator of the Ohio to Erie Trail, passed away on October 12, 2005
"Ed Honton was the inspiration for the Ohio to Erie Trail, and has energetically worked toward completion of the anticipated 453-mile trail for more than a decade. An avid cyclist and promoter of this increasingly popular recreational activity, he has provided leadship to numerous state and local cycling groups, including the Governor's Advisory Committee on Bicycling, the Clean Ohio Trails Fund Advisory Board, and is co-founder of the Ohio Bicycle Federation. He has pedaled countless miles across the state, helped develop numerous other trails, and created trail maps and publications, including 36 Bike Routes in Central Ohio."Sam Speck - Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Thank you Ed, for all you have done for Madison County!