Tri-County Triangle Trail Fund Raising Auction
Saturday, October 12, 2002
Ross County Fairgrounds
Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. is holding a public auction to raise money for the
purchase of abandoned rail corridor and trail construction.
Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, and all donations are
There will be many interesting and unique items up for bids. Items have been
generously donated by local businesses and individuals.
Funds raised by this promotion will be used to purchase abandoned rail
corridor to allow for future trail development and preservation of green space.
Funds raised will also be used for construction of improvements and mainte
nance to existing trails and for construction of new trails.
When complete the trail will pass through Chillicothe, Greenfield, Washington
Courthouse, and numerous other small towns and boroughs. All completed
trails are donated by Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. to the county agency having
jurisdiction after they have been completed.
Please join us at the auction to show your support for the Tri-County Triangle
Trail and your local community.
For more information about the auction, please call David May at
7406636011 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here for map & directions to Ross County Fairgrounds
A brief history
It began in the mid1960s, quietly, gradually, hesitatingly. It was primarily a
Midwestern phenomenon, barely noticed in places like New York, Los
Angeles or Washington, D.C. People didn't say, "Is that the latest fad?" They
said "That's a really smart idea!"
The idea was to convert abandoned or unused rail corridors into public trails.
Once the tracks came out, people just naturally started walking along the old
grades, socializing, exploring, discovering old railroad relics, marveling at old
industrial facilities such as bridges, tunnels, abandoned mills, sidings, switches
and whatever else they could find.
"Rails-to-Trails" is what people started calling it, and the name was catchy and
descriptive enough to give the concept a tiny niche in the fledgling movement
that was gathering momentum. However, it was destined to move into the
mainstream of the conservation and environmental movements. After all, it had
all the ingredients: recycling, land conservation, wildlife habitat preservation
and nonautomobile transportation not to mention historical preservation,
physical fitness, recreation access for wheelchair users and numerous other
Today, more than 35 years later, railtrails have begun to make a significant
mark, with 11,703 miles of railtrails and around 100 million users per year.
Ohio Trail Statistics
Number of Open Trails: 51
Miles of Open Trails: 409
Number of Trail Projects: 47
Miles of Trail Projects
Tri-County Triangle Trail
A brief history
Formed in the early 1990's a group of forward looking citizens thought it
would be a great idea to build a recreational trail on the abandoned rail road
rightofway. Through perseverance, dedication and determination the group
was able to keep this dream alive and purchase most of the rail rightofway with
fund raisers, corporate donations underground utility easements.
1990 Group organized
1994 Acquired 20.3 miles of abandoned railroad
1999 First 4 miles paved
2000 Trail grows by 2.75 miles
2002 Trail grows again by 2.0 miles, connecting to new Adena High School
*Organization currently has 250 Members.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Ohio Field Office
4390 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
phone: (614) 4284320 fax: (614) 4284322
TriCounty Triangle Trail, Inc.
P.O. Box 887 Chillicothe, Ohio 45601