This historic trail began life in the 1870’s as a narrow gauge railroad hauling coal from the southeastern Ohio mines to Xenia and Dayton. Today, it provides excellent recreation for anyone who wants to bike, inline skate, jog or just enjoy a leisurely walk. While it passes primarily through farmland, much of the Xenia-Jamestown Connector Bikeway is tree-lined, and insulated from sun and wind.
From Xenia Station, riders can safely cross South Detroit Street and Home Avenue (US 68 & St. Rt. 380) at Miami Avenue, bear left onto Washington Street, then right onto the well-marked dedicated asphalt trail. Several crossings later, the trail leaves Xenia and passes under Patton Street and US 35.