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2015 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 members of TTT and the support and coordination
with local government.
The Recyclers Bench that was crushed this summer by a falling tree has been rebuilt
and improved thanks to Bruce Willis and Moses Schwartz and funding for materials
by Tri-County Triangle Trail! Look for it at mile 12 midway between Frankfort and
Covered Bridge Completed! The bridge is located on the trail 1.6 miles east of the
Robinson Rd in Fayette County. The adjoining property owner has also contributed
to the project with funding and material support.
Two miles of new trail between
Jamision and Bush Roads west of Washington Court House has been completed and is
open for use. Funding was provided by Recreational Trails Grant awarded earlier
this year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a local contribution by
Tri-County Triangle Trail in the amount of $27,000. 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
New Grant Application Submitted!
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. 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 a scenic route 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.
We will know if the grant is successful in September or October. Jim has assisted
TTT previously on the Jamison to Bush Rd. Project.
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!
Trail Maps, Parking, Places to Eat, Water, Restrooms and Picnic Areas along trail
Trail Conditions (2/12/16): Trail is VERY COLD!
User Guidelines For Multi-use Trails
Please help make the trail safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:
All trail users, including bicyclists, joggers, walkers, wheelchairs, skateboarders,
bladers and skaters, should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode,
speed or level of skill.
Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look behind before changing
positions on the trail.
Don't Block The Trail.
When in a group or with your pets, use no more than half the trail so as not to block
the flow of other users.
Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another
Pass On The Left.
Pass others, going your direction, on their left. YIELD TO SLOWER AND ON-COMING TRAFFIC.
Use hand signals to alert those behind you of your moves. Look ahead and back to
make sure the lane is clear before you pull out and pass. Pass with ample separation
and do not move back to the right until safely past. REMEMBER: KIDS AND PETS CAN
When stopping, move off of the trail. Beware of others approaching you from behind
and make sure they know you are pulling over.
Give Audible Warning BEFORE Passing.
Give a clear signal by using voice, bell or horn before passing. Give the person
you are passing time to respond. Watch for their reaction. So that you can hear these
signals, don't wear headphones on the trail.
Obey All Traffic Signs And Signals.
Use extra caution where trails cross streets. Stop at all signs and intersections
and be cautious when crossing driveways. When entering or crossing a trail yield
to traffic on the trail.
Be Respectful Of Private Property.
Trails are open to the public, but often the land on the side of the trail is private
property. Please respect all property rights.
Clean Up Litter.
Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other debris on or near a trail.
If you drop something, please remove it immediately.
Always Exercise Due Care And Caution!
Good News! Grant Approved!!!
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources presented
a grant of $500,000 to the city of Washington Court House to extend the Tri-County
Triangle Trail from the trail head at Robinson Road west to the City of Washington
2 miles to connect to existing trail at Old Chillicothe Road and to extend the trail
from Washington Park in Washington Court House west to the YMCA.
Pictured is Jim Zehringer, Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources (left),
Joe Denen, Washington City Manager (right) and center Deb Doles and Doris Hill of
Tri-County Triangle Trail accepting a check in the amount of $500,000. Also pictured,
Jackie Doles and Bruce Willis, President of Tri-County Triangle Trail, Ben Roby Washington
City Council, Tony Anderson Fayette County Commissioner.
Trail Volunteers clear dead trees from 2 miles of trail! On Saturday, January 30
volunteers worked to clear dozens of dead trees from along the 2 miles of trail between
Jamison and Bush roads in Fayette County. The trees, mostly Ash, presented a hazard
to users if they fell across the trail and clearing them will allow healthy trees
to grow improving the trail. Thanks to Bruce Willis for organizing the work and
Tom Pieratt, Moses Schwartz, Adam Willis, Randy and others.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The Tri-County Triangle Trail Cookie Ride will be August 21, 2016. This will be
our 22nd consecutive year for this major fund raiser for trail projects!
Details will be published here soon!
NEXT TRI-COUNTY TRAIL EVENT!
9th Annual Tri-County Trail Half-Marathon and 5k
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Start 9:30 AM
Brad Lightle Park: Frankfort, Ohio
Follow this link for more information and registration