Look it’s a bird, and a bigger bird, and there’s a beaver!
When’s the last time you took the kids to see birds bigger than they are? The Great Blue Herons, iconic Canalway residents, offer such a treat.
Outings are naturally fun in the Canalway, whether traveling along the 81+ mile Towpath Trail or visiting the new African Elephant Crossing exhibit at the Cleveland Zoo! And with two zoos, two Halls of Fame and one of the “Top 10” most visited National Parks - the choices for combined learning & classic fun bring the phrase “110 Miles. Endless Possibilities.” to life for family outings of all kinds.
Where to start? Here are a few ideas!
Try Questing - our new outdoor adventure mystery series. Over 20 Quests are now available in the region. Follow the clues to solve the mystery - and find the hidden box - contained in each Quest. (April 15 - November 15) Free & fun for school age to adults!
Birding anyone? Over 400 species have been discovered in Ohio! Head to the Bird Watching & Wildlife Section for 20+ suggested Birding adventures. Free!
Junior Rangers - Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Children ages 7 -12 can earn badges while learning to care for our National Park. (Ages 4 to 6 have their own program!)
Learn more: http://www.nps.gov/cuva/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm Free!
Bike Aboard! will resume full service in August. For more information please visit www.cvsr.com.
Bike the trail, ride the rail for $3. Flag down the train at a boarding station along the Scenic Rail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Great family fun! (Seasonal)
Go on Discovery Drives - There’s always more to explore — from Hale Farm & Village and the Revolutionary War site of Fort Laurens to the Great Lakes Science Center and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In Canal Fulton alone, families can enjoy a picnic, canal boat ride, an adventure on the Towpath Trail, a visit to a museum and, of course, ice cream.
Canalway Samplers - New to the Canalway?
Try a Sampler - favorite outings suggested by local experts - complete with insider tips for fun. Look for those with the Family Outings icon!
Key Tips from those who’ve gone before you :)
On Towpath outings
Bring maps, water, be aware of weather conditions, and each child’s limitations.
Check before you go!
Each of the Park Districts and the National Park post temporary trail closures. Find links here.
Before You Go
Plan & Expand Your Visit - using site features
Take your family on a journey through the Canalway.
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Follow the Canalway
Hike and canoe along a scenic river. Stroll hand-in-hand through charming streets. Share over quiet meals. When it's time for a getaway, here's a great adventure for two. Begin your day at 9:30 a.m. with a morning adventure by the water. Park just outside of town at Zoar Lake Shelter (434 West Fifth Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697). Remember to bring a pen and your Canalway Quest brochure (see below). The Waters of the Tuscarawas Quest is a peaceful hike to the Tuscarawas River, passing ruins of past industries... More »
A Towpath was a Towing Path Bicyclists and walkers on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail today follow the same path that in the 1800s was used by mules and mule-drivers to pull canal boats—with some exceptions. Canal Fever , KSU Press, 2009 More »
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