Heritage Corridors of Bath
What Drives Us
We welcome visitors to experience our byway, to stop at the Heritage Corridors of Bath Wayside Exhibit, to explore the hamlets, and enjoy the scenic views the byway offers.
Each road has a tale to tell. Why it came to be. How it received its name. Who were its first settlers. Those who made it their home. Of lives begun and of burials. Each road possesses its own character, from the rocky outcroppings of Hametown to the mills and water views along Granger. From the shady ravines of Bath Road to the wide open spaces of Ira. Individually unique, taken together they form a community.
Our roads connect us to each other. They are the routes by which we take our children to school,where we walk and bicycle and wave to neighbors. They lead to the hamlets where we gather to shop and eat. They usher us into the parks where we meet friends, walk our dogs, birdwatch, and till our community gardens. They bring us together for summer parades and winter festivals.
Our roads link the past to the present. They are the bridge to a future that we want to pass on. Much of what we value in living here is carved into the contours of our roads. We embrace the winding gentle flow of them. They insist upon a slower pace, encouraging us to notice where we are and what we have.
Our roads may take us elsewhere in the course of a day, but then they guide us home to a life we cherish in a community where we belong.
Management Plan Mission
1. To preserve and enhance the rural character, scenic beauty and historic legacy of the Heritage Corridors for future generations.
2. To enhance the appearance of the Cleveland-Massillon Road corridor and in particular, the character of the hamlets of Ghent, Bath Center and Hammond's Corners.
3. To guide future development so that it preserves natural areas, protects view sheds and riparian corridors and creates an architectural and landscape image in concert with the rural character of Bath.
4. To promote the preservation of rural landscape features on both public and private property.
5. To encourage the enjoyment and safe use of the corridors by pedestrians, bicyclists, equestrians and motorized travelers.