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Opening Day and closure notes

by Ruth Kaser for Towpath News

Its a good thing today’s Indians game isn’t played in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As it is fingers are crossed that the game can be played either between rain drops or only sightly delayed due to projected rains. The 65 degree temperature is enjoyable and our fig tree seemed to relish the light rain this morning. Better riding conditions-will be found on Saturday and Sunday when the temperatures will be climbing from 48 degree high on Saturday to a 58 degree high on Sunday.

Regarding the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the following notice was found on Ohio.com this morning: Due to flooding caused by heavy rain, the National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The closure covers 19.7 miles from the Boztum Trailhead in Akron north to Rockside Road in Independence. The action includes all trail-related parking lots. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition has this reminder regarding the TowPath Trail: The Towpath Trail was constructed in the flood plain between the canal and the Cuyahoga River. Heavy rain can cause flooding or lead to erosion on the trail, which can make more expensive repairs necessary. If you would like to check for trail closings, you can find links to each section here: Canalway Alerts.


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