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News from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

March 5th, 2016

They were popular trail bridges but they had to be closed in 2009 due to rot and rust. But soon cyclists and hikers will again have access to the entire Old Carriage Trail in northern Summit County. As reported by Bob D0wning in the Akron Beacon Journal the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has received $2.2 million […]

The Towpath Detour in Akron

February 9th, 2016

From the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Towpath Times: ” Due to construction of the Ohio Canal Intercept Tunnel, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be re-routed during the 2-3 year construction process. There are two locations of the re-routes, including along Hickory Street and downtown Akron. While the Hickory reroute is already […]

Do you have ideas for the Tow Path and downtown Akron?

February 9th, 2016

From the Facebook page of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition: “We’re looking for ways to improve the Towpath Trail and downtown Akron, and we need your help! We will be conducting a small group interview from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on February 17 to discuss ways in which people currently use the Towpath and other resources […]

Items of note from Summit Metro Parks

January 16th, 2016

Summit Metro Parks updated their website News Page this past week. Some items listed below remain unchanged but this may be your first read: Throughout the park district, drinking fountains are turned off until spring; Due to sewer work in Akron, the Towpath trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north […]

A Knight Foundation grant =continue to improve connections on the Tow Path

January 9th, 2016

Navigating the attractions in Downtown Akron, and getting to and from the Tow Path will be easier thanks to grants from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. Picture yourself riding along the Towpath on a beautiful day, and you get the idea to make a side trip to check out (fill in the […]

Some Towpath Trail Fun Facts to share with friends and neighbors

January 7th, 2016

The folks at the Ohio & Erie Canalway have added a fun fact page to their website. Did you know: There are over 50 Trailheads providing parking & Towpath Trail access. Starting at Harvard Ave. north going south to Canal Lands Park. The 85+ miles of the TowPath Trail was voted 2015 “Best of Ohio” Bike Trail […]

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