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Top 10 List of Canalway Moments

  • Award-winning vistasOutdoor Photographer magazine named Cuyahoga Valley National Park one of the top 25 spots in the world for nature photography. (Yes, in the world!)
  • The air is filled with birdsong – According to Audubon Ohio, “nearly three million people in Ohio participate in some form of wildlife-watching activity.” Over 250 bird species call the Canalway home!
  • Naturally fun family outings – A portion of the Towpath Trail has been named one of the Top 10 Family Trails by the American Hiking Association.
  • The joy of old-school travel – Watch the Canalway unfold aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad – named one of the Top 10 Excursion Railways in the USA five years running.
  • A runner’s paradise – The annual Towpath Marathon, now celebrating its 20th year, has been named “one of the most beautiful race courses in America” by Runners Magazine.
  • A wealth of national treasures – Tinkers Creek (Cleveland Metroparks), a National Natural Landmark; Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron), President McKinley’s Tomb (Stark) and a 4-mile section of watered canal in the National Park — all National Historic Landmarks; and the First Ladies Library (Canton), a National Historic Site, to name a few.
  • Cultural Meccas – The Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland) and the First Ladies Library (Canton) all celebrate heritage unique to America.
  • The two-wheeling lifeBicycling Magazine named Cleveland the No. 39 best city for bicycling in the United States.
  • A Heritage of riches – The Canalway boasts 385 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park – One of our country’s Top 10 most visited parks, complemented by the award-winning County Park Districts in Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
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