About Us

Protecting, Preserving, Developing and Enhancing. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is dedicated to developing the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and Towpath Trail in Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.



Join Us! Experience the Ohio & Erie Canalway with our many events and programs.



Trail Development, Partner Updates, and More. Follow along as we provide the latest news about the Towpath Trail and National Heritage Area.



Support the Towpath Trail. As a member, receive discounts to certain events, our newsletter, The Silver Ribbon, and other perks.

Saturday, July 8 at 8 a.m.

Canoe Adventure

Calling all canoers! Our annual Canoe Adventure event, where we canoe through the Ohio & Erie Canal and into downtown Akron, will be held on Saturday, July 8 at 8 a.m. Participants will start at the Reach Opportunity Center at Summit Lake, where they will be shuttled to the starting docks on Nesmith Lake. Group by group, canoers will head down the Ohio & Erie Canalway and through Summit Lake before ending their trip with a picnic lunch back at the Reach Center.

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Canoe Adventure


Our Partners

Canalway Partners

Sister organization of the OECC, Canalway Partners develops the Towpath Trail throughout Cuyahoga County by promoting historic preservation and interpretation, expanded recreational opportunities and sensitive economic developments.


Ohio & Erie Canalway

Visiting the Ohio & Erie Canalway and want to learn more? Check out the Canalway visitor site, with wayfinding maps, Canalway Quests, additional Towpath info, and so much more.