Partners in Ownership
The 66 mile Wabash Cannonball Trail runs through four counties in Northwest Ohio: Lucas, Fulton, Henry and Williams. Governmental and Nonprofit agencies within these counties have taken ownership over sections of the trail and provide for development and maintenance.
In Lucas County trail ownership is divided between Metroparks Toledo, Lucas County, the city of Maumee and the village of Whitehouse.
Metroparks Toledo is a system of parks and trails connecting people with nature in compelling and exciting ways. Wherever you are in Lucas County, you are just minutes away from a Metropark.
Metroparks Toledo owns the section of the trail south of Monclova Rd from South Berkey Southern Rd (295) west to the Lucas Fulton County line. The Metroparks is responsible for the patrol and maintenance of all the trail within Lucas County.
The portion of the trail owned by Lucas County consists of over 20 miles of paved trail with a four-foot berm for a horse and rider. The trail can be used by bikers, walkers, and inline skaters as well.
On the North Fork the Lucas County trail begins at Jerome Rd south of Monclova Rd and heads west to South Berkey Southern Rd (SR 295).
On the South Fork the Lucas County portion begins at the Waterville Monclova Rd and west to Finzel Rd on the east side of Whitehouse. And then from the South Berkey Southern Rd (SR 295) on the west side of Whitehouse to the Lucas Fulton Rd.
The South Fork of the Wabash Cannonball Trail passes through the center of Whitehouse. The village of Whitehouse owns and manages the trail from Finzel Rd on the east side of the village to South Berkey Southern Rd (SR 295) on the west side of the village.
The North Fork of the trail passes through Wauseon. Wauseon owns and manages the trail from Fulton County Rd 11 on the east side of the city to where the trail crosses U.S. Highway 20a east of Fulton County Rd 22.
Northwestern Ohio Rail to Trails Association
Sections of the trail not listed above are owned and managed by the nonprofit organization NORTA (Northwestern Ohio Rail to Trails Association, Inc.). This includes:
- On the North Fork
- From the Fulton Lucas County line west to Fulton County Rd 11.
- From where the trail crosses U.S. Highway 20a east of Fulton County Rd 22 to the trail end at Williams County Rd 13.
- On the South Fork
- From the Fulton Lucas Rd west into Henry County and to Henry County RD 7 (Pleasantview Dr.) on the east side of Liberty Center.