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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (12)

An iconic trail along the Ohio & Erie Canalway. The backbone of CVNP.


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20.6

Miles

33.1

KM

100%

Runnable

753' 230 m

High

605' 184 m

Low

109' 33 m

Up

248' 76 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

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Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

A true crowd-pleaser, this section of the Towpath Trail is sure to make just about everyone happy. It’s a great place to start an adventure, whether you’re planning to travel the entire length of the park system, or just pass part of the day. It's flat and scenic, which means there’s plenty here for outdoor enthusiasts of every age, type, and skill level. And with restrooms and stops along the way for picnicking and sightseeing, you’re always close to civilization throughout the trip.

The path is a great way to get outside, and to dig a little deeper into Ohio history. The towpath that is traveled by human traffic today used to be traveled mostly by mules. Canal boats moving from the Great Lakes to the Ohio river once traveled on the same route, and mules were used to help pull them. The budding history buff in everyone will appreciate following this same route.

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Maggie Olson

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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in Akron

#5815

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#2

in Akron

#105

in Ohio

#5,815

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Towpath.
Nov 20, 2016 near Peninsula, OH
The Towpath in the fall.
May 5, 2016 near Peninsula, OH
Ohio Eire Towpath Trail looking at station bridge
Jun 15, 2016 near Brecksv…, OH

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