East Park Hike and Bike Trail extension at Mill Creek officially open

Work on a trail extension at Mill Creek Park has been completed, and is officially open for use.

The park announced that the new East Park Hike and Bike Trail – Phase II is open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists.

The 1,700 foot asphalt trail extends the existing trail from Lanterman’s Mill at Canfield Road around the perimeter of the historic Idora Park property to the East Cohasset Hike and Bike Trail.

Construction of this section of trail completes an off-road network of pedestrian and bicycle trails stretching through Mill Creek Park from Boardman-Canfield Road to Old Furnace Road.

Facilities such as Ford Nature Center, Lanterman’s Mill, East Newport Boat Launch and East Golf Hike & Bike Trail are now connected through this network of trails.

The project reflects the MetroParks’ objectives of enhancing trail opportunities and funding new projects with third party dollars as 80% of the project funding was awarded through a Transportation Alternatives Program grant.

The grant program from the Federal Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation is administered locally by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.

Read the original article at WFMJ.