Champion is a small place with plenty to offer both in and around town.
If you hop on the Western Reserve Greenway Bike trail from the Sunside Trailhead on St. Rte. 305, you’ll be right on track for a ride through Champion’s thriving, tree-filled landscape. And while a bike ride through the town is a treat in itself, Champion offers plenty of reasons to stay a while.
Take a swing at a round of golf at Northwood Golf Course (which the bike trail passes through) or Cranberry Hills. Or try a variation of golf at Young’s Run Disc Golf Course.
Outdoor activities don’t stop there. Willow Lake Park in northern Champion is family- and pet-friendly, so you can bring everyone along to camp. The grounds also feature a water playground and special admission deals sometimes run on weekdays.
Shoppers can find gifts to buy at the Rusted Buckeye, a local spot for furniture, décor and craft events. Included among the charming products are treats from Champion Chocolates, a locally owned business specializing in anything chocolate or chocolate-covered.
Champion is also home to Kent State University’s Trumbull campus, where students study criminology and justice, communications, nursing and more. Visitors can spend time walking the campus or checking out the Link Art Gallery or the Kent State Trumbull Theatre, which puts on seven productions a year.
For more information, please visit championtownship.org.
This 32-acre park sits next to the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University and is the home of Young's Run Disc Golf Course. Free to the public, this playing area features a challenging 18-hole permanent course and an 18-hole tournament layout.
May 1-Sep 30. 187 sites, all-ages, tents. 919 ft elevation. Heaters not allowed. 150 pull-throughs, 187 electric-water hookups (15/20/30 amp). Tables, grills, water, dump, RV Storage, laundry, firewood, pet-friendly, outdoor pool, and playground.