What is a water trail you ask? A water trail is similar to a bikeway or hiking trail, except that it occurs on a navigable stream or river and contains access sites where paddlers can launch and retrieve their boats.
Access sites along the Kokosing occur at Riverside Park and Memorial Park in Mount Vernon; Kokosing Gap Canoe Access (Lower Gambier Rd.); Laymon Rd. Bridge and Big Run Rd. in Gambier; Pipesville Rd. Bridge in and Millwood Rd. in Howard, Riley Chapel Rd. in Walhonding, near the Bat Nest Park; and at the confluence of the Kokosing and Mohcan Rivers (Township Road 423). The Knox County Park District was able to purchase 15. 5 acres of prime riparian habitat on the Kokosing State Scenic River and put in a gravel parking lot at 28300 Zuck Rd. Howard 43028 due to willing sellers Pam and Kim Rose and funding from the Muskingum Conservancy District Partners in Watershed Management grant and the Knox County Park District. Additional funding for the Zuck Riparian Preserve came from the Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County and the Richard and Arline Landers Foundation. Once again, proving how invaluable and beneficial these community collaborative relationships have become.
Access sites along the Mohican occur at the Mohican State Park in Ashland County; Greer Landing at 20389 Brinkhaven Rd. Glenmont 44628; the Bridge of Dreams access located at 16606 Hunter Rd. Brinkhaven 43006; and at the confluence (Township Road 423) with the Kokosing River.