New Bridge on the Towpath Trail

A new bridge has been put in place on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail by the Stark County Park District. The bridge is between the Bridgeport Quarry and the Forty Corners Trailheads. The upgraded steel truss structure is 63 ft. long and 10 ft. wide, replacing a metal open grate bridge. The improvement creates a safer, more […]

CVNP Seeks Volunteers for National Trails Day

Volunteers are needed to build, improve, and repair trails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4. Projects include building new sections of the East Rim off road mountain bike trail, improving conditions of the Langes Run and Butler equestrian trails, enhancing areas along the Lake and Pine Grove […]

The Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference is June 2nd

The Greater Cleveland Trails and Greenways Conference is Thursday, June 2nd. Building on feedback from successful past Conferences, this 4th Biennial event will include expert speakers, topic panels, peer learning, open discussions, and networking opportunities. Featured is Jay Walljasper, popular speaker, award-winning writer and community consultant. CEUs available for various professions. Read More Among the […]

Update on the Industrial Heartland Trail Network

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has done a great update on The Industrial Heartland Trail Network on its blog: “1,450-Mile Developing Trail Network to Revitalize America’s Industrial Heartland“ The Industrial Heartland Trail Network is an “envisioned trail network which will span 48 counties across four states, running through western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio and reaching […]

Is the Towpath Trail part of regional plans?

The Towpath Trail & Greenway is identified in the following regional, county, watershed and community level plans and is consistent with their strategies and priorities. State Plans: Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for Ohio (SCORP, 2013). The Report identifies the Towpath Trail (page 23) and asserts that former towpaths, like the trail running through the […]

Call for Nominations- Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference

The Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference Planning Partners are seeking nominations to recognize and award outstanding trail projects and creative trail programming at the biennial Conference June 2, 2016, in Brecksville. This Recognition and Awards program will: • Showcase the many recent trail and bike lane projects of our region • Showcase unique ways people are […]

Hemlock Trail Update

There was an update on a Towpath Connector, the Hemlock Trail, in the February issue of Independence Today magazine- Hemlock Trail engineering reaches midway point Construction set for 2017 by Laura Straub Years in the planning, the construction of Hemlock Trail will finally be underway in 2017, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Ohio Department […]

The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Opening

On Thursday August 13th at Noon, The Cleveland Foundation, The Cleveland Metroparks, LAND Studio and the Trust for Public Land will celebrate the opening of the first section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail, details for the event are available here- https://www.facebook.com/events/477853779047858/ The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail, formerly known as the Lake Link Trail, is a […]