Please be aware of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail closures before you plan your adventure or head out to take a hike. Below is a list of known trail closures. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about sections of the trail.
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.
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:
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. Read More
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.
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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.
April finds us itching to get outdoors and celebrate all that the beauty of spring has to offer. And our amazing partners along the Towpath are ready for you! So much to learn, explore, and celebrate this month; we hope to see you out-and-about! Read More
We love summer in Northeast Ohio! Concerts, festivals, and outdoor fun offer so much to do. So much, that we had some trouble picking just three things to feature! Enjoy! Read More
Don’t let that summer heat keep you indoors. There is so much to enjoy along the Towpath this month! Read more.
Summer is winding down, but the opportunities for outdoor fun are still going strong. Explore all the trail has to offer during these dog days of summer. Read More.
Fall is among us and the beauty of the region abounds! How lucky are we that we get to enjoy it with so many amazing outdoor events? Read more.
Bikes, brew, boo, and the beauty of our fall foliage...October has us giddy with so much to enjoy along the trails. Read more.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (OECA) has awarded $286,200 to 15 regional organizations for projects and programs within the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, which includes Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association 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. Read more.
Old man winter is sneaking in, but don’t let that keep you cooped up inside. November brings with it the chance to get out and breathe in some fresh, crisp winter air...and maybe throw in a toboggan ride to welcome the winter season. Read more.
Crisp air, snowmen, holidays, and hot cocoa...winter brings so many happy times! Not a winter person? Let these awesome events take your mind off the cold. Good news? Once winter officially arrives, the sun stays out longer with each passing day! Read More.