Two Great Towpath Trail Features

Two great features on the Towpath Trail have been published recently-

Rails to Trails Magazine featured the Towpath in their article “Ohio’s Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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Trail of the Month: June 2016

“What German and Irish workers dug by hand 180 year ago is still here today.”

Like a virtual rolling history book, remnants of an early-19th century canal unfold along the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail as it journeys 85 miles through an eclectic panoply of landscapes in northeastern Ohio. Down the pathway, adventurers will discover a series of canal locks, restored historical buildings, interpretive signage and, of course, the canal itself—a magnificent structure of well-worn sandstone filled in some areas with water, but for the most part dry with the haunting beauty of an ancient ruin.

Read more on the Rails to Trails Conservancy web page

Bike SWPA did a blog post “Road Trip to Akron” the story features some fantastic photos of the southerly sections of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail.

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Photo by BikeSWPA


See some recent media coverage of the Towpath Trail