The City of Oxford is excited to announce the grand opening of the next phase of the Oxford Area Trail System. Catch the live-streamed ribbon Wednesday, September 24 at 4:30 pm on the OATS Facebook!
Partnering with Hike-a-thon, there will be multiple programs to celebrate the opening. Starting October 1, 2020 and ending November 1, 2020, log your time on the trails and win prizes, register here! Also, take your kids out on the trails from October 1 to October 11 and complete the nature scavenger hunt, register here!
October 1, 2020 - October 11, 2020
New Path Trail Heads:
DeWitt Log House Parking Area
4830 Oxford Trenton Rd. Oxford, Ohio 45056
4346 Millville Oxford Rd. Oxford, Ohio 45056
This second phase of the trail system connects to the existing coal ash path off of SR73 and travels under the highway, behind western campus at Miami University, travels under US27 and ends at Peffer Park.
The total cost for this segment of trail was $2,355,155. This segment of the trail was funded in part, by a transportation alternative grant through the Ohio Kentucky Regional Council of Governments in the amount of $750,000. Miami University contributed $700,000 and the City of Oxford funded the remainder through the trail levy in the amount of $905,155.
This phase allows for contiguous, off road travel, from Kelly Dr. over to Peffer Park. A distance of just over 3.5 miles.
Trail construction began in October, 2019 with the clearing of the route. Over the winter months, 2 new bridges were constructed off site. One to cross 4 mile creek at SR 73 and another to cross the creek at Peffer Park. The completion date is October 1, 2020.
Below is an updated map of completed and future funded trail segments.