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There's a cyclist rest stop just before the trail picks up again, where you can get some shade, water, and a place to sit down for a bit. The couple that owns the house are very nice and this is a non-stabby place to hang out. You can even camp behind their house if you need to.


Do yourself a favor and get a Coney Dog from the Dalton Dari-Ette.

We stayed at the Hampton in Massillon, decent place, a little pricey, but that's the way it goes sometimes. The next morning, we stopped at Ernie's Bike Shop and pumped our tires up. Staff is super polite. Nice location, trailside, too.

Once you get north of Massillon, it becomes crushed limestone. Nice and smooth, but probably annoying after major rain. This stretch was named for Ralph Regula, a congressman.

I just so happened to randomly come across this button years ago, and was repping Mr. Regula during the week.

Near Canal Fulton and Clinton, some stretches become paved due to flooding concerns. Nice views, pleasant cruising, until you get to Vanderhoof Road. Then there's another killer hill, which we all made it up to the top without walking. But we took a break at the top...

You'll see a lot of these boardwalk type bridges just south of Akron.

You'll also ride past junkyards.

Recommended: Magic City Brewing Company. Amazing food, and the Florida Stanley beer was so refreshing. You'll find this just west of the Manchester Road Trailhead, which is well-marked and easy to access.
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