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 […]

Stage Three Towpath Trail Update

On Friday we stopped by stage three of the Towpath Trail extension and were pleased to see asphalt paving has been laid on most of the trail. The 1.9 mi segment starts north of Steelyard Commons and traces the eastern border of Tremont, ending at the intersection of Literary and University Rds. Decking has been installed on the Towpath Mounds observation deck, […]

Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus Excursion on the Towpath Trail

Recently state legislators joined with local organizations for Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus tour of the upper portion of the Towpath Trail. The tour, organized by Canalway Partners Executive Director Tim Donovan and Buckeye Trail Association President Steve Walker, provided participants an opportunity to see how the development of the Towpath Trail is transforming the Cuyahoga River Valley, integrating a […]

Big Steel was Flying at the Towpath Mounds

The Towpath Trail took a big step forward this past Friday and Saturday as Mark Haynes Construction craned in a 40-ton, prefabricated steel truss bridge that connects Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension running 1.9 miles from the northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave in Tremont. On Saturday an 19-ton cantilevered observation […]

A Big Day for Stage 1 of the Towpath Trail!

Monday’s stage 1 Towpath Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony was, as our Executive Director, Tim Donovan said, “Getting what we need, a connection from Steelyard Commons to the current Towpath Trail on lower Harvard Avenue.” Local officials and dignitaries used the ceremony to provide their unique perspective on the importance of the Towpath Trail extending into Cleveland (to […]