Portage Hike & Bike Trail

The Portage Hike & Bike Trail is planned to eventually provide a green corridor to connect the cities of Kent and Ravenna, and the Kent State University community, in addition to connecting to other existing trails in neighboring areas. As of this writing, there are two sections of the Portage Hike & Bike Trail that are open.

The main section is a four-and-half mile stretch from Lake Rockwell Rd (between Kent and Ravenna) to Chestnut Hills Park (on Chestnut St) in Ravenna. Parking is available at both of these ends, as well as at Towner's Woods Park on Ravenna Rd, and at the Cleveland Rd intersection in Ravenna. This trail has a crushed limestone surface.

Another short section of trail called the Franklin Connector is located in Franklin Township outside of Kent. There is a parking area at the intersection of Hudson Rd and Judson Rd. The paved trail goes west from here, and connects to the Summit Bike & Hike Trail at the county line near Spell Rd.