The spring edition of the Silver Ribbon arrived in our mail box the other day. The Silver Ribbon is produced by the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway celebrated the completion of 81 miles of the 101 mil Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in 2012. Summit County marked the completion of all 41 miles of trail in its boundaries last year. We have available at R-D Bike Shop free stickers to celebrate this achievement.
What is happening now? Construction is nearly complete on a new 2.7 mile segment of the trail in Tuscarawas County. This segment runs from just outside of the Village of Zoar to Rt. 800. In addition, work will be beginning this year on the Tuscarawas River Aqueduct Towpath Trail Bridge linking Tuscarawas and Stark counties.
Did you know: the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is the Northeast leg of the 300+ mile statewide Ohio-To-Erie-Trail connecting Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. The link is to the O.D.O.T.’s map of the bikeways in Ohio available on the Ohio Bikeways website.