Rails to Trails
of Wayne County





25 years




motorized wheelchair

Rails to Trails of Wayne County, Ohio


What We Do

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and conversion of unused railroad and greenway corridors into multi-purpose, non-motorized, public paths. We are comprised of local volunteers with the common interests for enjoying trails in many different forms including bicycling, walking, running, roller-blading, and horseback riding. We promote and inspire movement!


Riding the Great American Rail Trail, Pt 2 - Aug 2021

They’re back! Last summer founding member Keith Workman and his wife Carol rode the middle third of the Great American Rail Trail and this summer they plan to ride the western third across Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. Check out the daily action and photos by clicking the links below.

DAY   1  Valentine, Nebraska
DAY   2  Glenrock, Wyoming
DAY   3  Greybull, Wyoming
DAY   4  Livingston, Montana
DAY   5  Three Forks, Montana
DAY   6  Deer Lodge, Montana
DAY   7  Olympian Trail
DAY   8  Mullan, Idaho
DAY   9  Washington State
DAY 10  Rosalia, Washington
DAY 11  To Ritzville, Washington
DAY 12  Ralston to Warden, WA
DAY 13  Yakima Army Training Center Trail
DAY 14  To Cle Elum
DAY 15  To Snoqualmie Falls
DAY 16  To Golden Gardens Park (Seattle, WA)
DAY 17  Strait of Jaun de Fuca (Port Angeles, WA)
DAY 18  End: Spruce Railroad Trail & La Push

On the Way Home
Report  1  Hiking at Zion National Park
Report  2  Moab, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado
Report  3  Glenwood Canyon and The Rio Grand


Annual Meeting Presentation - May 5, 2021

Special Zoom Presentation

By Keith Workman
RTWC Founder & Board Member



The Great American Rail-Trail - May 2021

What’s it like to ride the coast-to-coast Great American Rail-Trail? Rails-to-Trails Conservancy interviews three intrepid trail trekkers including our own Keith Workman, RTWC Founder & Board Member.




We're actively raising funds to complete the trail between Allen Drive and Forrer Road. close the gap Find out how you can help: Close the Gap!


Affiliated Agencies

  1. We are affiliated regionally and nationally with Rails to Trails Conservancy. RTC provides incentives and especially networking opportunities through regional and national programs. No funds from RTC come back to local construction efforts. Rails to Trails Conservancy

  2. Ohio Greenways Inc. is a non-profit that has developed statewide trail and public corridor plans along major waterways and abandoned canal towpaths and railroad right-of-ways. Again, Ohio Greenways provides incentives and sometimes special studies for state-wide trails, but does not fund local design and construction efforts such as proposed here. The Greenway Collaborative

  3. Wayne County Commissioners have made a high commitment to our efforts by providing County Planning Department support personnel for developing grants, contracts, and maps as well as doing extensive research on right-of-way ownerships. Board of Commisioners

  4. The Ohio to Erie Trail (total length - 320 miles): In addition to expanding trails within Wayne County, we and our affiliated agencies aim to complete a trail link between the Ohio River at Cincinnati and Lake Erie near Cleveland. The Ohio to Erie Trail

RTWC Board Members:

Don Noble II, Shreve

Vice President:
Ted Short, Wooster

Jennifer Reusser, Orrville

Bill Gantz, Wooster

Susan Baker, Creston
Sue Corfman, Orrville
Pat Glessner, Sterling
Becky Jewell, Orrville
Jon Kipfer, Sterling
Kim Scarbrough, Marshallville
John Stevic, Marshallville
Paul Vance, Orrville
Keith Winkler, Sterling
Keith Workman, Orrville