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Some Towpath Trail Fun Facts to share with friends and neighbors

by Ruth Kaser for Towpath News

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 – by the readers of Ohio Magazine! 
  • When you travel — literally! — along the path you are walking, cycling, or running where, from 1827 to 1913, mules once pulled canal boats laden with passengers and goods up and down the historic Ohio & Erie Canal.
  • The Towpath is like a roadway, please share the space. Travel on the right and pass on the left, taking care to give a clear warning before you do. Pass with caution, because many people wear headphones when walking and jogging and, therefore, may not hear you approaching. Pets should be kept on a leash (6 ft. in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and 8 ft. everywhere else) and should stay to the right as well.
  • Only in the National Park, the Towpath Trail is accessible 24-hours-a-day, (Note: Helmet lights required at night, as the trail is not lit.)
  • While in 2012, the Towpath Trail through Summit County was completed border-to-border, in Stark County you’ll find a small road portion of the trail between Lincoln Way and Walnut, south of the Lake Avenue Trailhead. Call Stark Parks or ask at the Lake Avenue Trailhead for directions.
  • Although it has not been an issue so far this winter, the Towpath Trail (except within Cleveland Metroparks) is not plowed in the winter.
On the way to Center Rd Trailhead

On the way to Center Rd Trailhead

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