Anyone from that area? I have a trip planned for this spring, and it seems like I'm going to have two opportunities to use the Holmes County Trail, and I'm hoping to get some info. Things I'm wondering about:
Is there any camping within spitting distance of the trail? My first chance to ride the trail will likely be late in the day. My final destination will be Brinkhaven, but I would like the option of finishing the day earlier and continuing on the next day.
I see the trail "closes" at sundown (or at 10pm for horse and buggy traffic). Is that at all enforced? All of our local trails officially close at dusk, but I have yet to hear of anyone being told off by law enforcement or otherwise bothered for venturing on to the trail after dark.
In a similar vein, what's the deal with Killbuck to Brinkhaven? I originally thought it was under construction, but some of my searches indicate that it used to be open, but is no longer. Accessible? Passable? Assuming that I don't hit Killbuck before sundown, I don't see myself tackling an unpaved, unopened, unfamiliar trail in the dark, but it might be nice to try on the return trip, which should be in the full daylight.
Anyhow, hopefully someone from Holmes County will read this. I know a significant portion of the county doesn't actually have electricity (I'm from Amish country myself), but maybe a Holmes County Yankee will show up.