In 2011 much was accomplished including the paving of 6 miles of trail between Fairview
Rd. In Fayette County east to Austin in Ross County made possible by a grant from
the Clean Ohio Recreational Trail Fund and a $78,000 donation from Tri-County Triangle
Trail, Inc. With the completion of this section there is now over 32 miles of trail
from the Washington Court House City limits (2 miles from downtown) and Chillicothe.
This was made possible by the hard work of the Ross County Park District, volunteers
and county and state government and elected officials!
Tri-County Trail and Lions Club volunteers, with funding by local grants for materials,
constructed 650 feet of public boardwalk at the Shaw wetlands located at the Robinson
Rd. Trail head in Fayette County. With the completion of this project the public
has access to the only public wetland in Fayette County!
Tri-County Triangle Trail paid for a final coat of blacktop on a one mile section
of trail from Mills Road east to Fairview Road at a cost of $26,000 and funded a
paved handicap access walkway from the parking area to the boardwalk.
In 2011 Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc, the Clinton County Park District and Clinton
County Friends of the Trail cooperated in the successful application of a Clean Ohio
Recreational Trail Fund grant to purchase over 25 miles of Dayton Power and Light
right-of-way between Wilmington northeast through Washington Court House and east
to New Holland. The purchase of this right-of-way will save the route for future
trail development to connect the region with a trail system.
Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. funded the cost of preparing an application for a
Clean Ohio grant to build approximately 2 miles of new trail from Jamison Road southwest
to Bush Rd. The Fayette County Commissioners agreed to be the sponsor to provide
short term financial support for the grant which is reimbursed at 100%. Thanks
to the City of Washington, Union Twp Trustees, Fayette Chamber of Commerce, Fayette
County Commissioners and Fayette Travel and Tourism for strong letters of support
for this project. A similar grant has been applied for by the Clinton County Park
District for completion of trail in Clinton County from Sabina north towards Fayette
Once these trails are complete the region will have a connected recreational trail
system which will enhance the recreation, health, quality of life and economic development
of our region.
Future Projects Include:
Washington Court House East Connector: A 2.4 mile section that connects Washington
City Trail east to the trail head at Robinson Rd.
Washington Court House Market Street Connector: A 700 ft. Trail on the west side
of Washington CH and connects Market Street to Eyman Park.
Washington Court House West Connector: A 13.4 mile section from Washington Court
House west to the Green County (right-of-way acquired) line to connect to the Greene
County Park District Jamestown Connector.
Washington Court House to Wilmington: An 18 mile trail southwest to Wilmington.
Acquisition of right-of-way completed with grant application for starting construction
submitted January 2012. This project is funded by the Clinton County Park District
and Tri-County Triangle Trail with grants, if approved, from Clean Ohio Fund and
Washington Court House to New Holland Connector: An 8 mile trail east from Washington
CH (right-of-way acquired) from Old Chillicothe trail end to east to New Holland.
Pickaway County Park District has acquired right-of-way east to Circleville.