This from our friends at NORTA:
Northwestern Ohio Rails to Trails Association
Wabash Cannonball Trail
"Twenty five years ago, on March 24, 1994, the Wabash Cannonball Trail was born. Representatives of Norfolk and Western Railway and the six purchasing partners (Toledo Metroparks, Lucas County, Maumee, Whitehouse, Wauseon, and NORTA) gathered in a room at TMACOG offices in Toledo, to sign the massive volumes of paperwork needed to transfer ownership of 64 miles of the former railroad corridor property.
Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association (NORTA) needed only 2 days to clean up 2.5 miles on the South Fork in order to declare that section of trail open for business! A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held on April 2, 1994, at that site in Colton, Ohio.
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 10:00 am, we will commemorate the 25th anniversary of that event, at the site where it all began. Please join us in Colton for a few words, refreshments, and a stroll on the Wabash Cannonball Trail."