Akron to Barberton: This is another walk along the Towpath Trail, this time alongside the Tuscarawas River. Your destination is Casa Bella - a Bed and Breakfast adjacent to Lake Anna Park in Barberton, 10.5 miles away.
From your origin in Akron, head south along the Towpath, possibly with a short stop at Akron’s famous “Diamond Deli” to pick up a delicious sandwich. This will serve you well as you picnic later in the day. (Some advice: you may want to pack two, because they are really good! Brian’s favorite is the “Old Bald Guy” with turkey, smoked gouda, bacon, onion, green apple, sun-dried tomato, and mayo on grilled ciabatta!!!)
Continue on the Towpath, passing under I-76 and then alongside the east edge of Summit Lake. Once you pass the lake, continue for about another mile and veer slightly to the right (still on the Towpath). You will find the trail meanders left and right, often with water on both sides of the Towpath until you get to Barberton. Coffee shops and restaurants or simply a quiet park bench alongside Lake Anna await you! After 3.5 hours of walking, take time to relax at your destination!