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Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.

A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland Counties

 

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Work Started on New Trail Projects!

 

All the projects listed here are the result of generous donations of our members and supporters, the funds raised by the annual Half Marathon and 5K and the Cookie Ride, the dedicated efforts of the officers of TTT and the support and coordination with local government.

 

TTT funding has been allocated for completing a project to convert an existing trail bridge to a covered bridge.  The bridge is located on the trail 1.6 miles east of the Robinson Rd (.8 miles east of Bogus Rd.)  has been approved. The adjoining property owner has also contributed to the project with funding and material support.  Update: Project has been completed!!

 

 

Two miles of new trail between Jamision and Bush Roads west of Washington Court House will be constructed with funding from a Recreational Trails Grant awarded earlier this year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  This is the first of several projects needed to connect Washington Court House with Wilmington.  The trail runs parallel to US 22 on the north side.  Additionally a grant has been awarded to the Clinton County Park District to construct up to 6 miles of the trail in Clinton County

 

The project is a  cooperative project with the Fayette County Commissioners providing the administration and handling the reimbursement costs.  The purchase of the right-of-way was made possible by a cooperative effort by the Clinton County Park District and Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  The funding for preparation of the  grant application was provided by Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  

 

The right-of-way has been cleared of many years of growth, the first step needed, to prepare for completion of the project by May of 2015.  Jim Schneider, a well known trail designer and construction coordinator, prepared and submitted the grant application and will coordinate the construction process to complete the project.

 

Read about what has been accomplished this year so far and future events!  Find out what is happening in 2015 on the trail, up coming events, new grants and new trail construction!  

 

 By Jackie Doles, V.P. & Corresponding Secretary
 

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Updated 2/14/15

Questions?  Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com
 

Mark Your Calendars for these 2015 Events!

 

These events are major fund raisers for trail projects.  They are an essential part of improving the trail and provide local share of grants that are available for these projects!

 

8th Annual Tri-County Trail Half-Marathon and 5k

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Start 9:30 AM

Brad Lightle Park: Frankfort, Ohio

 

All proceeds support the Tri-County Triangle Trail.  It is an out-and-back course on the Tri-County Triangle Trail that is flat and mostly shaded.  Please be courteous to all participants and local users that may be on the trail.  The half marathon is 13.1 miles and the 5K is 3.1 miles.

 

Print and Mail Registration Form  CLICK HERE

Secure Online Registration Now Open!  CLICK HERE

 

The 21st Tri-County Triangle Trail
"Cookie" Bicycle Ride

 

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - Start 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Rain or Shine, Brad Lightle Memorial Park, Frankfort, Ohio

This is a non-competitive, bicycle tour on well maintained, paved county roads, bike trails and a few low traffic state routes in Ross, Fayette and Highland Counties. Take your time and ride at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of a quiet country ride of mileage of 14, 21, 36, 50, 75 and 100 miles, with free homemade cookies along the way.  NEW THIS YEAR - We will offer newly designed “Cookie Ride” sport water wicking T-shirts that will keep you dry during your summer rides!


Check back soon for registration and info!

Trail Maintenance Update

 

A big thanks to the Ross County Engineer for clearing the encroaching vegetation on the Ross County section of the Tri-County Triangle Trail.  Many miles of the trail were being crowded by the growth and now the trail will be improved with the increased visibility, fewer obstructions, including being able to enjoy the vistas and and views of streams along the trail that had been blocked by the growth.  It will also allow the Ross County Park District the ability to better maintain the trail berms.

 

The Ross County Park District completed treatment of the bridges and decks to preserve the wood decks that were being threatened with weather deterioration.  

Pictured Above:  Work begins clearing 2 miles of new trail near Bush Road west of Washington Court House.  The trail will ultimately connect Wilmington and Washington Court House.  Thanks to Bruce Willis for photo!

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail has partnered with the City of Washington to apply for a Clean Ohio Trail Fund to construct two connector multi-use trails.  One will connect the trail head at the Robinson Road west approximately 2 miles on acquired right-of-way and a proposed lease of right-of-way from the Ohio Department of Transportation along SR 753 to Old Chillicothe Road.  This will eliminate the 2.4 mile marked route on roads and eliminate the SR 753 crossing.  The second multi-use trail will connect Eyman Park on the west side of Washington Court House to the Fayette County YMCA and will follow along Paint Creek.

 

This grant was submitted on February 1, 2015 to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The 195 page document was coordinated and submitted by Jim Schneider of Trailworks.  Jim has assisted TTT previously on the Jamison to Bush Rd. Project soon to go out for bids.  

 

This map shows how these connectors through Washington Court House fit current and future regional trail hub in Washington Court House with connections to Xenia, Wilmington, Circleville and Chillicothe!

 

Click Here to open Hub Map