As reported in Local News section of the Akron Beacon Journal today. Metro Parks Serving Summit County, will break ground Tuesday on the new Freedom Trail from Akron through Tallmadge to Kent. The ceremony will take place at 10 am at East Avenue and Erie Road.
The first leg of the trail will run along an old rail line for 4.25 miles from Middlebury Road at the Kent-Tallmadge border to Southwest Avenue in Tallmadge. The project calls for one bridge, six street crossings and some retaining walls. The work is scheduled to be completed by December 15. Plans call for extending the trail to Akron’s Northside Station. Its total length, when completed, will be 8.5 miles.