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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!
The 21st Annual Tri-County Triangle Trail "Cookie" Bicycle Tour a Success!
Thanks to all the participants and volunteers who worked at food stops and prepared
our famous homemade cookies for all the riders!
We had a total of 138 riders this year to make it a successful fund raiser for trail
projects! This year we had a number of expenses that have strained our resources
which included a cost overrun on the local share on the construction of 2 new miles
of trail using a Recreational Trails grant.
We also were able to complete construction of a covered bridge on the trail between
Bogus and Camp Grove Road and expenses for preparing a new grant to extend the trail
head from Robinson Road to the City of Washington.
Mark your calendars for next years event August 21, 2016!
Trail Maps, Parking, Places to Eat, Water, Restrooms and Picnic Areas along trail
Trail Conditions (11/1/15): Trail is in good condition with mostly just some leaves
on trail in some areas. With the recent windy conditions most walnuts should be
off trees, but continue to pay attention. Did not observe any walnuts on trail between
Robinson Rd and Austin.
Always stop at road intersections and look both ways before proceeding. Cross traffic
does not stop at any of our intersections!
As always keep alert when riding, walking, running or jogging. Remember this is
a multi-use trail so bicyclists should pass slowly and announce by saying passing
on left or ringing a bell, walkers and joggers should stay right to allow other users
to pass. Bicyclists must yield to other users and dogs must be on a leash at all
times. Use of headphones is discouraged for safety reasons.
Please be courteous when using trail!
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.