Hiking trail reopens following extensive upgrades

A popular hiking trail in Youngstown has reopened following an extensive improvement project.

New features on the 1.2-mile East Cohasset Hiking Trail include new surfacing, a sandstone wall, steps and new drainage. Also, a new section of the trail was constructed near The Flats to connect the East Cohasset Trail to the East Gorge Trail.

The entire project was funded through a donation by a private donor.

East Cohasset Trail offers views of Lake Cohasset and the Suspension Bridge. It’s considered moderately difficult.

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East Cohasset Trail Reopens After Improvement Project

The East Cohasset Hiking Trail in Mill Creek Park has reopened after an extensive improvement project. Improved features throughout the 1.2-mile hiking trail include new aggregate surfacing, new and replaced stormwater conduit and drain inlets, along with rebuilt sandstone walls, steps, and drainage channels. Additionally, a new section of trail was constructed along the perimeter of The Flats to connect the East Cohasset Trail to the East Gorge Trail. The project was designed and implemented to improve and expand accessibility for park visitors, improve stormwater drainage, and to ensure the longevity of the trail infrastructure and its use. Establishing and extending a uniform, accessible trail surface will enable more individuals to experience some of the most scenic views and areas within Mill Creek Park.

The project was entirely funded by the generosity of a private donor.

Early Closure for Summer Garden Party

The D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center and Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park will be closed to the public beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023, for the Annual Summer Garden Party fundraiser. The proceeds from this event support the renovation of the Children’s Garden and is hosted by the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. The Davis Center and Gardens will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 29, 2023 during normal operating hours. For more information, please call 330.740.7116.