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Welcome to the Coalition!

The Ohio & Erie Canal and Towpath Trail served as integral connection points between Lake Erie and the Ohio River in the mid to late 1800s, sparking growth in community throughout northeast Ohio. Though no longer used for trade, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail still serves as a connection point, for more than 2.5 million walkers, runners, and cyclists every year.

At the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, our goal is continue developing this trail as a community resource, while promoting the natural, recreational, cultural, and historical resources throughout the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. We hope you’ll join us in our mission.


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.