Explore Knox County On Two Wheels with Rails-to-Trails

Planning a scenic, fun, and unforgettable vacation begins with setting your sights on a visit to Danville, Ohio. Enjoying a place in the heart of Knox County, Danville opens the door to Amish Country charm at every turn! Travelers heading this way often do so to make the most of sightseeing, shopping, delicious dining, and outdoor recreation with good reason. For those with a passion for cycling their way through their stay, this area is brimming over with beautiful bike trails to explore. Finding the perfect route here is easy with many of the trails designed for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. While there are a variety of routes worth adding to your itinerary, those who are looking to conquer the most iconic of them all will want to focus on Ohio’s Rails-to-Trails.

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The Rails-to-Trails ExperienceCouple walking with bikes on trail

At its core, Rails-to-Trails runs on a mission of transforming former rail lines into recreational bike trails that visitors and locals alike can enjoy throughout the year. Rails-to-Trails functions as a nonprofit organization dedicated to both creating and maintaining a network of trails that support thriving communities. In total, the organization has created well over 30,000 miles of multi-use trails throughout Ohio and a few of the top routes run right through Knox and Holmes Counties!

Visitors to Danville are going to want to be sure to check out the Mohican Valley Trail and Kokosing Gap Trail both located in Knox County. These trails are the closest to The White Oak Inn and feature scenic sights like the Bridge of Dreams and Kokosing River. Cyclists will enjoy riding by wetlands, historic locomotives, and even farmland too. You might want to consider bringing binoculars along as these routes are known for wildlife spotting.

All About Exploring the Ohio to Erie TrailForest bike trail

The Ohio to Erie Trail is another tantalizing route for those looking for a more extensive cycling experience. The total length of the trail encompasses no less than 326 miles of terrain crossing through four cities, many small towns, and pastoral countryside to balance out the views. While some adventurers choose to take on the entire trail, others pick and choose sections to conquer in the name of fun.

The Holmes County and Knox County portions are closest to Danville. Those heading to Danville for a great getaway will want to consider enjoying the Kokosing Gap Trail. This is one portion of the greater Ohio to Erie Trail and covers 14 miles of land between Danville and Mount Vernon, passing through Gambier, home of Kenyon College. Thanks to a dedicated force of volunteers, it’s an impeccably maintained route on smooth asphalt. The tree-lined path is always a delight as cyclists follow along the Kokosing River with options to stop off and enjoy rolling hill views from time to time.

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When you head to Danville to enjoy a cycling-focused journey, make sure you have comfortable, luxurious, and inviting accommodations in place along the way at The White Oak Inn. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting rooms to book and to learn more about our customized services that take your stay to the next level of excellence with every reservation.

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