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Bear with me, as I'm a bit tired.
First and foremost, the Portage trail system is not finished, and you can't take the hike and bike form the Orchard to Judson.
The best way to get from the Orchard to Stow Munroe Falls Rd would be something like this.
Be careful when you get off at the Crain St. bridge.
The two Portage trails (Hudson and Judson, and Stow Munroe-Falls) meet up here
. As you can see, it's pretty far out, as far as I can remember about 10-15 miles. The trails then meet up, and very quickly after that you're at 303. You have the option of taking 303 down into the Valley, or continuing on the hike and bike into Sagamore, Bedford, etc etc.
If you said you're trying to get into Akron, maybe hopping off the trail at Barlow, taking it west into the valley, then heading south on Akron-Peninsula / Riverview / or the Towpath might be your best bet.