A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland
Shaw Wetland Boardwalk Project Completed!!!
Thanks to the 18 volunteers that assisted with this project at the Shaw Wetland located
at the Robinson Rd. Trail Head in Fayette County. This boardwalk will connect to
the vernal pond built last summer. The City of Washington is assisting by placing
stone benches at two overlooks and constructing a 4 foot trail to connect from the
new boardwalk back to the parking area.
The 320 foot boardwalk project was completed in 6 days, working 2-3 hours a day and
makes the boardwalk total length nearly 1000 ft. Come visit and enjoy the wetland!
A 1100 foot walkway has been built from the vernal pond back to the parking area,
2 stone benches added overlooking the pond and 2 additional benches have been installed
along the trail.
The Shaw Wetland is located at the Robinson Rd. Trail head in Fayette County.
Grant And Project Updates.....
Six miles of trail completed to connect the Ross and Fayette County trails! We now
have 30 miles of trail completed from Chillicothe to just outside Washington Court
Drinking water hydrant is now available at Brad Lightle Park in Frankfort (next to
picnic shelter) thanks to the village.
We have completed purchase of a 24 mile utility corridor which will enable future
construction of trail from Wilmington northeast to Washington Court House and west
to New Holland
Unfortunately our grant to construct 2 miles of trail west from Washington CH towards
Wilmington was not funded in this cycle. Only 8 of 58 projects were funded. We plan
on resubmitting the grant in the next cycle. The Clinton County Park District was
funded for 7 miles of trail construction from Sabina east towards the Fayette County
Tri-County Triangle Trail has paid for installation of a 1.25 inch top coat on a
one mile section in Fayette County between Mills and Fairview Rd at a cost of $26,000
and install a 10 foot wide x 75 foot long paved wheel chair access from the trail
to the wetland boardwalk at the Robinson Road Access point.
The tunnel under the 4 lane Route 35 by-pass 5 miles east of Jamestown near Xenia
is now complete! You can now bicycle from the Fayette County-Greene County line on
the Jamestown connector without the road detour!
Tri-County Triangle Trail is on Facebook -Click Here
Good News! Our application for funding by the Clean Ohio Recreational Trail Fund
administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to construct 2 miles of
trail has been approved! This trail is Part 1 of a trail that will connect Washington
Court House (and the Tri-County Triangle Trail) to Wilmington and ultimately extend
to the Little Miami trail at Morrow.
This section extends southwest from Jamison Rd. to Bush Rd. The Clinton County Park
District has received funding for construction phase of 6 miles of the trail in Clinton
A big thanks to everyone who assisted in this effort including Trail-Works founder,
Jim Schneider, who has 20 years of practical experience in all aspects of trails,
the Fayette County Commissioners who submitted the application on our behalf and
the Union Twp. Trustees, City of Washington, Fayette Chamber of Commerce who provided
letters of support and trail members who assisted in the writing of the grant of
the grant and Tri-County Triangle Trail who pledged funds for any shortfall in the
This is a 100% reimbursable grant that was funded when Ohio voters overwhelmingly
passed the Clean Ohio Bond Issue.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? You can support the trail by purchasing a Chillicothe
B & O Union Train Station print that features t
he historic train station that was
located on E. Main. It was destroyed by an arson fire in February 2012 after standing
there for 140 years. The print is of excellent quality and feature the train station
and a historic steam locomotive! Lots of history with President Herbert Hoover giving
a speech at the station on October 28, 1932. Pictured is a framed copy of the print.
The price is $65.00 and they are available at the Craft Mall, 674 N High St, Chillicothe
and the Pump House Art Gallery in Yoctangee Park or call Doris Hill at 740-775-9322.
A great gift idea! I remember going to the train station as a child and watching
the steam locomotives at the station.
Read about what has been accomplished in 2013! Find out what is happening in 2014
on the trail, grants and new construction! The half marathon and bicycle ride dates
have been set!
Jackie Doles, Vice President & Corresponding Secretary