Whether you’re selling a home to a central Ohio native who is looking to move to a new neighborhood or you are finding a house for someone relocating to the Columbus area from outside our region, make sure you share with them one of our region’s best assets, the Central Ohio Greenways network. Consisting of 180 existing trail miles, 11 regional trails, and 12 million trail miles traveled annually, there is a trail for everyone.
Each trail has their unique charm, provides scenic views, safe and diverse transportation options, and offers plenty of connections. These trails wind through everything from quaint villages to exciting downtowns. Plus, most trails follow along natural water features, ensuring pleasant views and promoting the protection of water quality.
And the region’s trail system is far from being completed. The Central Ohio Greenways Board (COG Board), a committee of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), is working with many regional partners to build and connect even more trails and to offer additional programming along the trails. The Board’s vision is clear: “A world-class network of trails easily accessible to every central Ohioan.”
Here are some ways on how you can share our trail network with your prospective buyers:
If you’re in the mood for some biking, get out on the Alum Creek or Olentangy trails and put some miles behind you. Need a break? These trails both offer a plethora of parks and waterways to make a refreshing cool-down.
If you’re on the Alum Creek trail and want to go through downtown or cross to the trails on the west side of Columbus: Hit up the Downtown Connector. This path runs parallel to the I-670 freeway making it a quick and easy way to cross Columbus. Plus, the Alum Creek Trail, Downtown Connector, and Camp Chase Trail are all a part of the larger Ohio-to-Erie network, for those who enjoy multi-day trips.
Want something a little different? Try the TJ Evans, Camp Chase, or Heritage Trails. These have the historic charm of being further out in the central Ohio region, giving you quiet, peaceful rides through local towns. The Camp Chase trail follows along a railroad, while the Heritage Trail parallels a 4-mile trail for horseback riding.