Canalway Partners recently participated in a Byway Leadership training session for the National Scenic Byway Foundation.
Executive Director Tim Donovan and Ohio & Erie Canalway Marketing Director Katie Montgomery presented on how we manage and market the Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway. The class then went out into the field to explore sites along the Byway including the Steel Heritage Center, Scranton Flats and Canal Basin Park.
Perhaps you have seen signage for the Byway, on West 25th Street or in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The byway is signed with route markers that provide directions to follow the Byway through the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. Nationally designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, an America’s Byway generally provides a route connecting key cultural, historic, recreational and natural sites of interest.
The National Scenic Byway Foundation is a nonprofit that provides “tools, training, and support for byway leaders” and aids in the completion of projects that might not otherwise be accomplished by Federal Highway Administration and byway organizations throughout the nation.