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!
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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.
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!
Tri-County Triangle Trail Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Washington
C.H. A few of the topics included:
Preparations for the upcoming Half-Marathon and 5K on April 19. See our facebook
page for information about being a sponsor! All proceeds from this event benefit
trail projects! Register for the event here —––––>
We are awaiting a project number from ODNR to begin construction of 2 miles of trail
between Jamison and Busch roads in Fayette County. This is part of the Fayette-Clinton
trail that will connect Wash CH and Wilmington.
A trail cleanup is planned for April 5, 2014. If you would like to assist in the
effort come to the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park shelter on Sulfur Lick
at Maple Grove Rd (map/directions) road at 9 a.m. We will be working on litter pick
up along Veterans Parkway and the half marathon course from the shelter to Frankfort.
Also ways to promote the August Cookie Ride were discussed. We are waiting to hear
from Columbus Outdoor Pursuits regarding TTT help with the lunch stop on Tour of
the Scioto River Valley Tour May 10 and 11. Last year we received $1,000 for helping
serve lunch to the bicyclists.
The next meeting will be held on May 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Members suggested meeting
in Frankfort. A place to hold the meeting will be explored.