Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

Section of abandoned Erie-Lackawanna [1960-] branch line from Niles to Lisbon
(Previously Erie RR [1941-1960] and Cleveland and Mahoning Valley Railway [-1941)
Erie Lackawana 1966 Schedule OhioRR
1909 USGS Topo Map of Leetonia - Lisbon area (681K) CPLM showing Erie, PRR and Youngstown & Ohio River railroads.

Lisbon to Franklin Square ~8.5 miles: asphalt
Franklin Square to Leetonia: ~2 miles: bridges decked, roadbed graded but not paved.

This is a beautiful trail. It follows the Middle Fork of the Beaver Creek. You can see the river off and on from north of Teegarden to Lisbon. Much of the trail is shaded.

Columbiana County Parks Official Trail Site

Topo maps/aerial images ready for printing
Leetonia Topo Map


Unimproved Greenway Trail North of Rt. 558 in 2000. (this section now paved)

Bridge across East Branch of Middle Fork Little Beaver Creek, deck rotted in 2000 (now redecked).

Unpaved but graded trail in 2001

Franklin Square
- Longs Crossing
Topo Map


Unpaved parking at start of paved trail South of Rt. 558 in 2000
Teegarden Topo Map


Centenial Covered Bridge on Eagleton Road

Bridge viewed from trail in early spring
Early Spring Views
View of Beaver Creek with trail fencing not yet in place
- Logtown
Topo Map


Paved parking near Coleman
Short section of trail on road, roadbed cuts through front and backyards.

Trail bridge across tributary between Coleman and Logtown
Lisbon Topo Map


Paved parking at start of trail - RT 164 at western edge of Lisbon. From Rt 164 bridge across the Beaver Creek you can see the former RR bridge for spur to brick Kiln.
Railroad station moved downtown next to Lisbon Historical Society.

Other railroads in the area

An abandoned section of the Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western RR ran from Lisbon to Saratoga, Elkton, Newhouse and Signal Junction. The track east and north of Signal Junction is still in place. It was operated by the Youngstown and Southern until a few years ago. Columbiana County Port Authority recently took ownership and is repairing the line.
1909 USGS Topo Map (300K)
1995 Topo: Lisbon East Elkton Signal Rogers Mill Rock Negly
PL&W Pictures

Abandoned Youngstown and Ohio River Electric RR DRP ran from Salem to Leetonia, Lisbon, West Point and East Liverpool. Between Leetonia and Lisbon sections of the roadbed and bridge abutments are visible. Some sections are now private roads. Southeast of Lisbon portions are a public road before turning private again.

Conrail (Pennsylvania RR) main line runs through Leetonia.

Columiana County RR Stations

Sandy Beaver Canal ran through Lisbon.

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