A temporary bridge has been installed between south of Deep Lock Quarry while plans for reconstruction of a permanent bridge continue. For your safety, please walk your bicycle across the bridge and allow for one way traffic.
A section of the Towpath Trail will be closed in Akron between Beech Street and North Street beginning July 9 for retaining wall repairs. The trail is expected to be closed 10-12 weeks.
The Towpath Trail is closed between Memorial Parkway Trailhead and the Mustill Store Trailhead for Akron Waterways Renewed! work. For more information, visit here.
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The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (OECA) has awarded $353,000 to 14 regional organizations for projects and programs within the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, which includes Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
The OECA funded the projects through its Strategic Initiative Program, a competitive grant program that funds organizations and political subdivisions that enhance the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area—which extends 110 miles from Cleveland to New Philadelphia, OH.
A diverse array of 2018 projects will receive funding, including:
“We’re thrilled to support our grant program recipients who work every day to keep our community a flourishing and vibrant place to live,” states Tim Donovan, executive director of Canalway Partners and co-executive director of Ohio & Erie Canalway Association. “The applications we received prove that innovation and a collaborative spirit is at the heart of our community and in your National Heritage Area.”
Grants totaling $353,000 are going to support organizations like University Circle Inc., that has received $50,000 for its project to provide updates to the Cozad-Bates House.
“Thanks to the support of the Ohio and Erie Canalway, University Circle Inc. is able to move forward with the design and construction of the Cozad-Bates House Interpretative Center, which will celebrate the stories of individuals who traveled toward freedom through Cleveland and those that worked to aid and shelter them,” stated Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle. “It will add a critical missing piece to the cultural offerings of University Circle and will be connected to the ongoing community education efforts of UCI and our partners.”
Since receiving its National Heritage Area designation in 1996, the Ohio & Erie Canalway has leveraged upwards of $350 million in federal, state, local and private investments throughout the region, along with receiving support from local elected officials.
“We are extremely grateful to Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Rob Portman, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Congressman Dave Joyce, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Jim Renacci, and Congressman Tim Ryan for their tremendous support for the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Towpath Trail and connector trails,” states Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and co-executive director of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Association. “Through their visionary leadership, we are creating a legacy for future generations.”
See the full list of projects below.
With the arctic vortex behind us, we thought you might need some ideas to help get you out of the house. It’s OK, the sub-zero temps are gone and it’s safe to venture outdoors again. In fact, we are thrilled to highlight three amazing attractions along the towpath trail that will get you out the door and moving!
Did you know there are over 125 miles of trails open for year-round hiking? Many of which are especially scenic during the winter months. And goodness knows, if there’s one thing Ohio has, it’s winter! Get the most out of your winter with the outdoor activities available through the Winter Sports Center at Kendall Lake. Rent snowshoes or cross-country skis and enjoy the peace of the trails this winter. What’s a snowshoe, you ask? Instructors are on hand at the sports center to offer lessons in both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
The center is open DEC 22 – FEB 26. Call 330-657-2752 before you go to check if the sports center is open and renting equipment. For more information, check them out here.
The Canton Museum of Art invites you to attend their family-friendly, free event Cleveland to Canton. Shake off the winter blues and enjoy some 'screen-free' time with your kids! This event is geared to let our local families explore some of the amazing museums and attractions that Cleveland and Canton have to offer - all in one beautiful location!
A Northeast Ohio classic, a staple of our winter fun. But when is the last time you’ve actually been to Boston Mills / Brandywine Ski Resort? Haven’t skied in years? Never hit the slopes? Expert skier? This resort has 20 slopes open day and night for all levels of skiers. And with specials like one-dollar late-night Saturdays or the upcoming Sunday super saver, you will want to check them out for sure.