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Map of the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail in Northeatern Ohio

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Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail & the Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, Ohio map area

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail & Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail

LENGTH:

85 miles

SURFACE:

paved (asphalt) / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Cleveland, Brooklyn Heights, Independence, Sagamore Hills, Boston, Peninsula, Everett, Botzum, Akron, Portage Lakes, Barberton, Clinton, Canal Fulton, Massillon, Navarre, Bolivar

HIGHLIGHTS:

historic canal, woodlands, streams, bridges, locks, parks

NEARBY TRAILS:

Summit Metroparks Bike & Hike Trail

Sippo Valley Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Ohio to Erie Trail

Canton

Cleveland

Akron

The Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and the Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail are paved and unpaved pathways that follow alongside the Ohio and Erie Canal in Northeastern Ohio. There is over 85 miles of pathway that goes through a beautiful area of Ohio south of Cleveland. The paths form a large portion of the Ohio to Erie Trail that extends as far south as Cincinnati.

The trails follow the historic canal along the towpath where mules would pull the boats travelling the canal.

Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail - Cuyahoga and Summit County

The Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga County and Summit County extends from Quigley Road in Cleveland to Main Street in Clinton. The trail wanders through the greenbelt of the canalway through urban areas, suburban residential areas and the Northern Ohio countryside. The route includes miles of remote and thickly forested areas and a number of local communities.

The trail goes past numerous parks, athletic fields and other points of interest. There are multiple trailheads along the route.

Conditions

The Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail is open for non-motorized use such as bike riding and walking. Much of the route is paved, but there are areas with a surface of compacted crushed limestone

Communities

The Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail goes past the following Northern Ohio communities: Cleveland, Brooklyn Heights, Independence, Sagamore Hills, Boston, Peninsula, Everett, Botzum, Akron, Portage Lakes, Barberton, Clinton, Canal Fulton, Massillon, Navarre and Bolivar.

Points of Interest

The Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail goes past the following points of interest:

CanalWay Center, Bacci Park
Lock 39
Frazee House
Station Road Bridge
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Stanford House
Boston Store Visitor Center
Lock 29
Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park
Hunts Farm Visitor Center
Beaver Marsh Boardwalk
the Conrad Botzum Farmstead
San Run Metro Park
Akron Dog Park
Cascade Park
Lock 3 Park
Canal Park
Summit Lake Park
Diamond Crystal Ballfeild and Lake Nesmith
Nearby Trails

Metroparks Hike & Bike Trail: in the Cayahoga Valley National Park area, the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail comes close to the Metroparks Bike & Hike Trail, which is located to the east of the park. Connections can be made by using any of the roadways that head to the east.

Sippo Valley Trail: the two trails come within a couple of blocks in Massillon. The Sippo Valley Trail ends at Water Avenue NW to the west of the Tuscarawas River.

End Points

There is a 1.2 mile long stretch of the trail at the northernmost end in Southwest Cleveland that is separated from the rest of the trail with a gap of about 0.7 miles. This stretch extends from Quigley Road, just east of Interstate 71 to a point along Jennings Road, just north of Denison Avenue. Trail users can use Jennings Road and Harvard Avenue W. to reach the next section.

The main portion of the trail starts at Harvard Avenue West, 1/4 miles east of Jennings Road in Southwest Cleveland. There is a trailhead with a small parking area at this location.

The trail meets up with the Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail an Main Street in the small community of Clinton.

Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail - Stark County

The Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail is the name for the portion of the trail system located in Stark County.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Ohio.

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