History & Tourism

B&O Trail: The Gateway To Four Communities

26 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

The B&O Trail has been a local favorite of cyclists, joggers, in-line skaters, and even cross-country skiers since it first opened 25 years ago. This paved, 18.4-mile bike trail runs from Butler, in southern Richland County all the way to North Lake Park in Mansfield, gently winding its way through some of the most scenic parts of the area and through four distinct communities.

There are many places to start and pause your trek along the former path of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, but the gentle inclines of the bike trail make cruising from one city to the next a breeze. Hop on and off the trail for dining, shopping, and attractions at each of these communities and discover their personalities for yourself. More…

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Take A Real And Virtual Turn On The Clear Fork Scenic Trail

27 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As the weather turns warmer in the coming weeks, why not head to a beautiful corner of Richland County for some exercise and quality “outdoor time.”

The Clear Fork Scenic Trail was born out of a visit to connect the Butler and the B&O Bike Trail with Mohican State Park and Malabar Farm State Park. More…

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A Successful Year On The B&O Trail

17 Dec , 2019  

The Richland County Park District (RCPD) has reported that 2019 was a good year for the Richland B&O Trail.

The RCPD sites many hours of work provided by volunteers, including individuals, community groups, and corporate groups, as one of the biggest contributors. More…

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Richland B&O Trail Bump Work To Begin

30 Aug , 2019  

Some minor work on the Richland County B&O Trail will take place over the next few days.

First, a contractor will be working near the Bellville Bike Depot and the Hines Ave bridge on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 remediate several bumps along the B&O trail surface. Additional bump removal work is then scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 from Marion Avenue south to Deer Park. That work is expected to take two days to complete. More…

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City Of Mansfield Accepting Public Comment On Trail Proposal

17 Jan , 2019  

The City of Mansfield is applying to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a 2019 Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant to build a 1.13-mile bike trail, connecting the existing B&O Trail to the newly constructed Trimble Road Trail.

The 10 foot wide path will be constructed with mostly asphalt pavement. A portion of the trail is proposed to consist of an elevated boardwalk in an effort to avoid disturbing a wetland. More…

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Park District Creating Plan For B&O Trail; Seeks Public Input

20 Oct , 2018  

The Richland County Park District is undergoing a strategic planning process for the B&O Trail and is in need of your assistance.

A survey concerning the trail is now online, and you are asked to participate by answering questions and sharing ideas. More…

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