Our REALTORS® at Haring Realty are hard at work showing Mansfield homes for sale and making it easier than ever for home buyers like you to find the perfect property.
Now and then, though, even our team needs to take a break. Jumping on the old bicycle is a fun way to rest and recharge while enjoying Ohio's beautiful green spaces.
Ohio has a tradition of maintaining top-notch bicycling trails. One reason is the state's history with the railroad industry. As historic railroad lines have been retired, many of them have become scenic trails instead.
May is National Bike Month, so we're recommending some of our favorite bike trails to visitors and customers. Many larger towns in our area are honeycombed with small and mid-sized trails, so this is only a tiny fraction of what you could explore.
- Richland B&O Trail – Millsboro Road, Mansfield, OH 44903
Starting at Millsboro Road, the famous Richland B&O Trail offers 18.5 miles of terrain suitable for biking and hiking that passes through the small towns of Butler and Mansfield. While here, you'll enjoy the scenery of open farmlands, woods, and river crossings. Its opposite terminus is located in Lexington. It's in fine condition and features rest stops and call boxes.
- North Lake Park – 268 Rae Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903
Featuring a cozy fishing lake, playground, and picnic spot, North Lake Park holds regular 5K runs, especially in March and April. During the offseason, bicyclists are attracted to its modest but well-kept bike trail. If you're planning an all-day trail adventure, you're in luck: North Lake has been lauded for its convenient parking. Feel free to make a day of it!
- Maple Lake Park – 746 Arlington Ave., Mansfield OH 44903
Maple Lake Park is known around the area as a family-friendly park where you can take the kids for a picnic any time of year. It's spacious and decked out with a pavilion, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Bicyclists looking for a serene, park-side atmosphere won't be disappointed.
- Freer Field – 1264 Center St., Ashland, OH 44805
Freer Field is a wooded area located at the crossroads between Audubon Wetlands Preserve and the River Walk Natural Area, not far from Byers Woods. Here, you'll have the opportunity to adventure through picturesque woodlands and meadows. The park area includes both a paved walking trail and a biking trail. Ashland homes for sale are just nearby!
- Barb Dolch Memorial Bikeway – 2401 State Road 598, Crestline, OH 44827
Renamed in 2018 for an ardent community supporter, the Barb Dolch Memorial Bikeway is a journey of more than 30 miles lovingly maintained by the Crawford County Park District. The trail winds its way through eastern Crawford County with a variety of different terrain: farmlands, wooded riverside corridors, and two quaint towns – not far from some prime Crestline homes for sale.
- Western Reserve Greenway – Madison Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Just a few steps outside Madison and its gorgeous Madison homes for sale stands Western Reserve Greenway. Starting in neighboring Ashtabula, this 43-mile rail-trail carves a scenic swath across northeast Ohio, with its terminus nestled on the shores of Lake Erie. It is the longest section of the planned 110-mile trail area known as Great Ohio Lake to River Greenway.
These pristine trails and parks represent the remarkable care that's been taken to preserve the beauty of the Ohio landscape. With help from the experienced local team at Haring Realty, you'll be living in the midst of it all before you know it. Contact Haring Realty to learn more.