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Address: Smock Hwy, Meadville, PA
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Best place to run in Meadville

This is a beautiful rail-trail, paved and mostly flat. The scenery is pleasant and it's convenient to town - will be even more so when the connector is finished. As noted by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
eunicef252
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a beautiful rail-trail, paved and mostly flat. The scenery is pleasant and it's convenient to town - will be even more so when the connector is finished. As noted by other reviewers, it's good for cycling and, if there's snow, cross-country skiing as well as running and walking. I go there all the time and always enjoy it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Just 5 mins from the Holiday Inn Express on the Conneaut Lake Rd is a 7 mile nature trail. Great paths for run,walks and sitting. Be mindful that there are lots of mosquitos out as there is still water along quite a bit of the trail so make sure to take your repellant

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

You can bike, run, walk or cross country ski on an increasingly long paved trail thanks to local efforts and donations. The area is safe and family friendly. The only caveat: as it often parallels French Creek, be prepared for mosquitos in summer.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We go to Ernst Trail at least twice a week. Yes, the bugs can get bad but bring your spray and you'll be fine. Lots of wildlife, even weasels, snapping turtles, and of course deer. It would be better if everyone would clean up after their dogs, but apparently that is asking a lot nowadays.

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Thank stm24
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I enjoy hiking this trail, it goes along part of French Creek. Lots of shade for hot summer days. It is also great for biking.

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Thank Musical_13
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The seven mile long Ernst Trail runs over several small streams, along a pastured area, through wooded areas, along hillsides, and is paved for use by walkers,roller blades, cross country skiers and bicyclists. No motorized traffic is allowed and aside from slight traffic noise from the Interstate, the sounds you will hear are those of birds and chirping of chipmunks.Dogs... More 

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Thank Walter P
Spokane, Washington
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Beautiful, scenic, well-maintained, lovely waterway and quiet getaway moments away from town of Meadville

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Thank runninghorse10711
Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Great pace to walk. You are walking in the woods but on a nice paved walk way. Ride bike walk. Enjoy natural. Love it.

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Thank Debra A
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

The Ernst trail is a reclaimed railway that runs along French Creek (the part I hike/run). It is easily accessible, paved, relatively flat, & well maintained.

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Thank imjustabill65
Cochranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I love the trail and walk it as often as possible. People are friendly and parking is easy. It's pleasant, woodsy and easily marked.

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