Constructed in 1983 with the help of donations from the Stavich family and local individuals, the Stavich Trail is unusual in several ways. First, it was built on an interurban electric railroad right-of-way—the Penn-Ohio trolley line, abandoned in 1933. This is important to note because interurban railroads were not built to the stringent standards of conventional railroads. As a result, you’ll encounter more hills than you might on other rail-trails. Second, the trail is a state-to-state connector. Running along the Mahoning River, this gently rolling, mostly rural trail takes you from near New Castle, Pa., to Struthers, Ohio. Lastly, this is a rail-with-trail, sharing the right-of-way with an active CSX rail line for part of the trail’s route.