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11-18-2020, 10:21
Hi everyone!
Going to do a section soon between Port Clinton and Hawk Mountain Road. Was wondering which end would be the better parking area as far as security and adequate room to park. Thanks!

11-18-2020, 16:15
I'd park at the parking area off Hwy 61 in Port Clinton (the train station and the baseball field are no longer available for AT parking). I parked there for a week last month with no issues.

The Port Clinton parking lot is in plain sight next to a busy highway whereas Hawk Mtn Road is shoulder parking on a rural road that gets very little traffic at night. Nice section, hope you enjoy!

11-18-2020, 17:32
At Hawk Mountain Road (around the corner) there is excellent parking, huge lot with plenty of room: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Appalachian+Trail+Access+%26+Parking+(AT+Trail-head)/@40.626292,-75.9605492,15.21z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89c5c5b47b791b67:0xdefaaf46 9efa7062!2sHawk+Mountain+Rd,+Pennsylvania!3b1!8m2! 3d40.6350035!4d-75.943865!3m4!1s0x89c5c5ec7585dcd5:0xe084fd43dd867 989!8m2!3d40.6256366!4d-75.9534752
(https://www.google.com/maps/place/Appalachian+Trail+Access+%26+Parking+(AT+Trail-head)/@40.626292,-75.9605492,15.21z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89c5c5b47b791b67:0xdefaaf46 9efa7062!2sHawk+Mountain+Rd,+Pennsylvania!3b1!8m2! 3d40.6350035!4d-75.943865!3m4!1s0x89c5c5ec7585dcd5:0xe084fd43dd867 989!8m2!3d40.6256366!4d-75.9534752)

Vid of the lot here ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMShfoN_Zv0&t=57s