Cuyahoga Valley National Park is developing exhibits for the park’s new central visitor center, set to open later this year. The public is invited to attend one of three open houses to preview and provide input on the exhibits. The park is working to create a welcoming experience that helps visitors of various backgrounds and abilities find what interests them and easily plan their own park experience. Feedback from the public is a critical step at this point in the design.
Details on Open House schedule and location are here:
On February 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.47, The Natural Resources Management Act of 2019, which included a funding cap increase from $17 million to $20 million for the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. The bill, which was passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month, will now head to the President to be signed. We are extremely grateful to Congressman Tim Ryan and Congressman David Joyce for leading these efforts in the house, and our entire Ohio delegation including Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, and Congressman Anthony Gonzalez for their tremendous support for the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail! Read more in the press releases below.
If you think the only way to enjoy the Ohio and Erie Canalway is by tying up your hiking boots or strapping on a bike helmet, we have great news. It is that and so much more! With a bunch of great partner organizations, shops, and restaurants along the Towpath, there are endless ways to take in the beauty of the Ohio & Erie Canalway without busting out your paddles and life vests. Join us as we introduce you to the many ways to enjoy the Towpath throughout Summit County and beyond. Read more.
Ladies, this one’s for you! OEC is back with a Canalway Sampler for a day of leisure! Go ahead, you deserve it! And why not grab your pals and treat yourself to the visually stunning landmarks and hidden gems in Downtown Canton.
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! Read more here.
If you'd like to receive our regular newsletter with details about happenings along the Ohio & Erie Canalway, please sign up with your email address here.
We're excited to present the following survey for visitors to the Ohio & Erie Canalway. We really appreciate your input and advice, and once you complete the survey, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card!
The Towpath Trail is closed between Memorial Parkway Trailhead and the Mustill Store Trailhead for Akron Waterways Renewed! work. For more information, visit here.
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. See the full list of projects here.
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.