Pastoral settings and iconic
From rural, pastoral views along the 25 miles of Stark Parks-managed Towpath Trail running through Stark County to areas rich with historical treasures along the America’s Byway - this section of the Canalway offers canvases of all types for photographers to explore.
A day starting with the panoramic views from the Explorer Center at Sippo Lake or perhaps a stop along Massillon’s Historic Fourth Street - might be just the thing!
Other photog favorites:
- Pro Football Hall of Fame & its iconic entrance
- The St. Helena III Canal Boat being pulled along the Towpath in beautiful Canal Fulton
- Numerous museums, historic sites and beautiful structures offer intriguing photography subjects - including:
- Massillon - the Massillon Museum, Ohio Military Museum, and the Spring Hill Historic Home and farmlands
- Canton - 108 Steps leading up to President William McKinley’s Monument, the Angels on top of the Canton Courthouse, and the beautiful historic buildings of the National First Ladies’ Library
What to look for — June, July and August
Canal Fulton photographers Gigi Muir and Kay Wuske embarked on their own Canalway trek in 2010, spending 300+ days taking more than 80,000 photos along the 81+ mile Towpath Trail. We asked for their suggestions on photo ops to watch for in the coming months - enjoy!
Summer Along the Towpath Trail — A quick guide to highlights and natural photo ops you might want to get out and photograph along the Towpath Trail.
Be further inspired by the wonderful photographs in the blog they kept during that year of discovery: http://2010towpath.blogspot.com/
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© Gigi Muir
Follow the Canalway
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 »