Ride from Downtown to Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Towpath Trail Stages and On-Road Connections

Towpath Trail Alignment

Towpath Trailhead Map, 2015 edition, Smart Phone Optimized

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Brochure

Ohio & Erie Canalway, Cuyahoga County Section

Ohio & Erie Canalway, Downloadable Maps

Ohio & Erie Canalway, Akron Waterways Detour

Cleveland Centre Historic District

Canalway Guide-

The Official Ohio & Erie Canalway Guide

Ohio & Erie Canal Site Bulletin, National Park Service

Towpath Trail Extension Schedule-

Towpath Trail Extension Map & Schedule


Towpath Trail Stage 1

Towpath Trail Stage 1, Overview

Towpath Trail Stage 1, Purpose and Need

Towpath Trail Stage 1, Alignment

Towpath Trail Stage 1, Exhibits


Towpath Trail Stage 3

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Concept Design Images

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Minimum Greenbelt

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Purpose and Need

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Section Description

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Meaning of Place


Towpath Trail Stage 4


Towpath Trail Stage 4, Preferred Alternative

Towpath Trail Stage 4, Exhibits

Towpath Trail Stage 4, Grass Buffer Section



Show Me The Money

Investing in the Public Realm, John L. Crompton

Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area History

Canal Basin History for Cleveland’s Canalway Center

Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference 2014,
Scranton Road Towpath Trail: Beyond Trails & Greenways

Tim Donovan at the City Club of Cleveland, 2010


The Forgotten Valley; Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 2000

See more media coverage


Towpath Trail Alignment and Design Study, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Linking the Corridor, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Cuyahoga County Greenprint: Trails & Bikeways

A Route to Prosperity: The Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Study, National Park Service

Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor Management Plan-

The Management Plan Chapter 1

The Management Plan Chapter 2

The Management Plan Chapter 3

The Management Plan Chapter 4

The Management Plan Appendices

Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway Communications Plan

Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway Design Guidelines, Signage and Interpretive Wayside System

America’s Byway Management Plan Update, Ohio & Erie Canalway

West 25th Scenic Byway Plan, Cleveland Planning Commission

Towpath Trail in Regional, State and Local Plans, Canalway Partners

Ohio’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2013 (SCORP), ODNR Division of Ohio State Parks

Canal Basin Park-

Canal Basin District Plan, City of Cleveland

Canal Basin Appendix, City of Cleveland

Cleveland Bikeway Master Plan, City of Cleveland

Connecting Cleveland 2020 Citywide Plan, City of Cleveland

Canal Basin Park – Framework Plan

Canal Basin Park- Initial Greening Improvement Project, Cleveland Metroparks


Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway Findings

National Heritage Areas 101, National Park Service

Cleveland Centre Historic District Full Report, National Register of Historic Places

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Fact Sheet for Media

Event Sponsorship-

Towpath Trilogy 2016 sponsor package

RiverSweep sponsor package