The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails is a non-profit 501c3 organization staffed by an all-volunteer team dedicated to supporting the Madison County Park District and the City of London. Our primary goal is to complete and maintain the critical link of the Ohio to Erie Trail through Madison County as it goes from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.
Our volunteers helped establish the trail in Madison County, help maintain it, and have helped to prepare the trail for construction. We work with local authorities to help plan and coordinate maintenance and construction logistics. We also regularly raise funds to help complete these tasks. We have reduced the cost of construction, resulting in more miles of paved trail. We've staffed information booths at various local events. We keep the local community informed of the benefits of the trail. All this to help make London a trail-friendly community - for riders, runners, and walkers.
We have a regular monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Madison County Engineer’s Office Conference Room, 825 US 42 NE, London, Ohio 43140. (Please join us!)
Trailside camping in London, OH, is available at the Prairie Grass Trailhead. Located behind the Madison County Senior Center, 280 West High Street, the Prairie Grass Trailhead offers a pleasant rest stop for trail travelers. Basic amenities are provided in a well-maintained and pleasantly landscaped setting. This trail respite is intended as a service for long-distance trail users. Camping is be on a first come first serve basis and donations are (gratefully!) accepted, but not required.