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.