Cleveland History Days Delivers Cleveland’s Rich Cultural Heritage with Socially Distanced Flair

The third annual Cleveland History Days delivered a fun mix of engaging socially distant in-person and virtual events, self-guided tours and art over ten days that allowed folks the opportunity to discover and experience Cleveland’s rich cultural heritage. Cleveland History Days opened with a Livestream from the Cozad-Bates House that included stirring performances by Hue […]

Happy Rebirthday Cuyahoga River!

You’ll be forgiven if today’s June 22 anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire has snuck up on you. Last year’s 50th anniversary was a tsunami of events culminating in the City of Cleveland’s Cuyahoga50 celebration. This year? Well, it’s just another day on the river! The Cuyahoga River continues to get healthier as projects […]

Promise of Canal Basin Park Moves Closer to Reality with NOACA Reallocation

On June 13 Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) Board of Directors approved the reallocation of $550,400 of NOACA CMAQ funding for trailhead improvements at the northern terminus of the Towpath Trail, Canal Basin Park. The funding provides momentum for the vision of Canal Basin Park as a significant cultural amenity that will serve as […]

Throwback Thursday – Pinery Dam

Three weeks ago construction workers began notching the Brecksville Dam, the first step in the removal of a concrete structure that’s spanned the Cuyahoga River since 1951. As water from the dam pool has been released, another dam dating back to the beginning of the Ohio & Erie Canalway is slowly being unveiled. And there’s a […]

Demolition of Brecksville Dam Begins

A new chapter in the Cuyahoga River’s history began yesterday as crews began demolition of the Brecksville Dam, located next to the Towpath Trail. The dam, a 1951 upgrade to the Pinery Narrows Dam that was built in 1827, has been a significant impediment to river ecology, fish habitat, and recreational use of the Cuyahoga […]

50th Anniversary of Cleveland’s Earth Day “Procession of Death”

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Canalway Partners senior advisor, Tim Donovan, took Facebook Live viewers on a virtual tour of the route of the ‘Procession of Death” where in 1970, 1,000 Cleveland State University students and teachers marched through downtown Cleveland to the shoreline of the Cuyahoga River. They joined millions of others […]

Cuyahoga River Floods the Towpath Trail

Heavy weekend rains in northeast Ohio caused the Cuyahoga River to surge past its banks Sunday morning, flooding major portions of the Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga County. High river levels were clearly evident starting at the Towpath Trailhead at Harvard Ave. south to Rockside Rd. in Valley View. In a Sunday morning tweet, the National […]

Spring’s Arrival Brings Progress on the Towpath Trail

After shutting down for winter, construction crews have resumed their work on stage 4 of the Towpath Trail extension project that runs from the northern end of stage 3 (Literary Rd. & University Rd.) through Scranton Flats and Carter Rd. to Canal Basin Park. On the southern end of stage 4, Independence Excavating Inc.’s crew […]