Road Trip Selection Puts National Spotlight on
the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Northeast Ohio
CUYAHOGA, SUMMIT, STARK, TUSCARAWAS Counties, Ohio - APRIL 24, 2012 - The Ohio & Erie Canalway America's Byway - a nationally designated route through the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in northeast Ohio - now serves as a driving tour to 30 key Canalway sites as one of the newest entrants in the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road Series
In a Road Trip entitled Discover America in 110 Miles
, those motoring along the Byway journey will find themselves taken to sites of historic, national and worldwide renown.
"We start the trip in our Northern Section - at the corner of Ontario and Carnegie in Cleveland - where a world of professional sports awaits," states Tim Donovan, Co-Executive Director of the Ohio & Erie Canalway. "By the time the trip is completed, you'll have traveled 110 Miles into Tuscarawas County. The journey will have taken you to two Halls of Fame - Rock and Pro Football - through our award-winning County Park Districts in Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas, through the heart of our nation's "Top 10 Visited" National Park - in total, to 30 cultural, historic and natural wonders our region has to offer."
"It's a great way to spend time in Northeast Ohio - or America, for that matter," added Donovan.
In December 2011, the America's Byways Resource Center invited America's Byways across the country to create and submit Road Trips to the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road series
. The Ohio & Erie Canalway reached out to partners in the region to make it happen. "Creating the trip became an amazing collaborative effort," stated Katie Montgomery, Director of Marketing for the Canalway. "We used a 'sorting hat' of one-of-a-kind experiences to be had in the region and the world," she added. "The wealth of choices for great getaways in the Canalway is amazing, and partners from all over the National Heritage Area joined in to help us create this journey."
Discover America in 110 Miles - The Sites
About the Ohio & Erie Canalway
- The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area - designated by Congress in 1996 - to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow. Visitor website: www.ohioanderiecanalway.com
About the Ohio & Erie Canalway America's Byway
- This nationally designated route is not a single road, but a carefully signed 110-mile route that takes drivers on an off-freeway journey to the key cultural, historical, recreational, and natural resources that grew from the industry of the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. The America's Byway travels through 58 communities and four counties - Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas.