Newark Ohio
Licking County Trails:

Thomas J. Evans Trail
Panhandle Trail
Black Hand Gorge Trail

The Thomas J. Evans Trail is a 14.3 mile paved bicycle trail running along Raccoon Creek northwest of Newark up to Johnstown. . Newark.gif (8109 bytes)

The Panhandle Trail runs  10 miles from the E. Main & Morris St. in Newark, past the multi-story Longabarger Basket Office Building, to Felumlee Rd.  (Parking near Hanover may be more appealling than on Morris St. During our visit, it appeared stones had been thrown onto the paved parking lot at Morris St.) About midpoint in the bike trail is S. Main in Hanover Ohio, aka, Licking Valley Rd., aka, 668.  Taking 668 south leads to the  Black Hand Gorge Trail. Road names to make this mile or so jog include going briefly on Marne Rd. and crossing  S.R.16 on Brownsville Rd. with the trail being on the south side of the Licking River just off Brushy Fork Rd.  The bicycle trail extends east to the beautiful Black Hand Gorge Nature Preserve located southeast of  Hanover Ohio.    (The Preserve is listed on many Ohio road maps.)    

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