Last year at this time we were not only setting out the snow shoes but were able to use them-outside the shop. This year, we are trying to decide if we want to ride bicycles or hike during the 60 degree or near 60’s that we have been enjoying for a good part of the month.
Whether your decision is to ride, hike or both you have a new route to follow for the next few years along the TowPath. There has been a lot of preparation to allow for continued use of the popular trail while also making way for necessary sewer construction.This sewer overflow project is planned for four-years, and multi-million dollars. Work will begin on the three-story tunnel boring machine, which will tunnel under downtown Akron.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway News page has information regarding the detour. This new Towpath Trail route provides a safe, easily identifiable and mostly accessible trail for hikers and bicyclists along the popular Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail during a three-year construction period. (Visitors Note: There are short sections, that involve steep grades along the Maple Street Connector of the new route – 10% & 15% – where walking a bike may be preferred.) Temporary signs being installed the week of 11/2/15 will help guide travelers to views of Akron that Towpath travelers may not normally see, a prospect that partners throughout the city welcome.