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Notes regarding the Towpath trail-closures

October 8th, 2016

The turtles will be having a close up view of some of the work that will be performed on the popular Towpath Trail. From the Local Park Alerts page on the Summit Metro Parks website: 10/17- 10/21/16: The Towpath Trail will be closed from Botzum Trailhead south to Weathervane Lane. A contractor will be paving […]

The Tow Path by Wilbeth Rd and did you notice?

June 9th, 2016

The Summit Metro Parks web page has a new look, making it even easier to use and find trail alerts. Speaking of alerts, Summit Metro Parks reports the City of Akron is completing a wetland restoration project near the Towpath Trail south of Wilbeth Road. Small off-road vehicles will be using the trail to access […]

The TowPath bridge update

May 6th, 2016

As reported on the Summit Metro Parks Facebook page. Just two weeks after vandals destroyed a section of the TowPath Trail bridge by Wilbeth Road Summit Metro Parks reopened the trail with a temporary bypass.  The trail had been closed since Tuesday, April 19, when the fire was intentionally set. About 40 feet of a floating bridge […]

An opportunity to help repair the Towpath Bridge

April 23rd, 2016

Vandals set fire to the floating bridge north of Wilbeth Road in Akron on Tuesday, April 19. The result is the bridge is now impassable; this section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is closed and and is under investigation. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is working in partnership with Summit Metro […]

Sad item of note regarding the TowPath trail

April 19th, 2016

The information below is copied directly from the Summit Metro Parks Facebook page: Alert: The first Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail bridge north of Wilbeth Road in Akron was destroyed by arson this morning. There was a second fire (not on park property) south of Wilbeth around the same time. The trail is closed […]

Some items of note regarding the TowPath

April 15th, 2016

From the Alerts page of the Summit Metro Parks website: 04/14/16: The trail is closed east of the Manchester Road bridge in Akron. It should be reopened by the weekend. 04/18/16: The Towpath Trail, south of the Wilbeth Trailhead, will be closed Monday 4/18 and Tuesday 4/19 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The trailhead parking lot […]

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