Autumn, with its cooler days and colorful trees, is such a wonderful time to bike through northeast Ohio on the wonderful Ohio to Erie Trail. And White Oak Inn makes a great base for doing it.
Stretching diagonally across the state from Cincinnati to Cleveland, the 326-mile Ohio to Erie Trail utilizes lands formally used by the railroads. One link of the route, the Koskosing Gap Trail, passes right through our Danville area. This 14-mile section is considered one of the best-maintained bikeways in the entire state, and is the largest rails-to-trail park in the United States that is maintained solely by gifts, donations, and volunteer support.
The Kokosing Gap Trail, which runs from Mt. Vernon to Danville, is extremely well-maintained asphalt and good for all levels of riders. Its tree-lined western section follows the Kokosing River and includes several river crossings on neat wooden-decked bridges. As the trail nears Danville, the scenery changes to more farmland and gently rolling hills.
One of the bonuses of biking this route is that it includes two quaint towns filled with shops and restaurants—Mount Vernon and Gambier. (Check with us at the Inn and we’ll tell you where to go for lunch!)
And you won’t have to worry about dinner either, if you stay here at White Oak Inn. We serve four-course dinners every Friday and Saturday evening, and will be happy to do dinners on other nights if we enough guests who wish it. We also offer dinner baskets that you can enjoy relaxing in your room our outside on the lawn.
So give us a call—fall biking is just around the corner!