Canalway Partners Announces New Director of Communications

Meghan Tinker Paynter joins team to lead marketing initiatives and event promotion Canalway Partners is pleased to announce Meghan Tinker Paynter has joined the team as Director of Communications, effective January 3, 2022. Paynter will implement all marketing initiatives for the cultural heritage organization including event promotion and civic engagement. Paynter joins Canalway Partners with […]

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 […]

2019 Towpath Marathon Course Modification

Since many Towpath Marathon runners have asked about changes to the course we’ve used in large part for the last 27 years, we wanted to share some background. Canalway Partners was forced to pursue a new course design for the 2019 Towpath Marathon outside of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park after a prolonged and unsuccessful […]

2019 Cycle Canalway

Saturday’s Cycle Canalway was much fun as the event launched from a new starting point at at Hale Farm & Village. After check in, riders road to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad‘s Indigo Lake Station, rode the train south to one of three drop-offs (Botzum Station, Big Bend, or Akron Northside Station) and then rode […]