Established in 1989, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is a private, non-profit organization working on the development of the Ohio & Erie Canal Heritage Canalway. The Coalition provides educational programs, events and publications about the Heritage Canalway while developing strong working relationships with partners to preserve and interpret the natural, historical and recreational resources throughout the corridor.

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Click to Download - 2015 Summit County Trail and Greenway Grant Application

2015 Summit County Trail and Greenway Grant Application

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is pleased to announce that communities in Summit County are eligible to receive grant monies for their trail projects identified on the popular Summit County Trails Plan. The application for the 2015 grant cycle is now available here.

iTowpath Seeking Public Input For Trail Improvements

iTowpath Seeking Public Input For Trail Improvements

Dates: March 3rd, 5th

The public is invited to attend a series of community meetings in Akron for iTowpath, a project that aims to find various ways to improve the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Akron area, reaching as far north as Mustill Store and as far south as Summit Lake, while connecting to area attractions and businesses in between. Continue Reading/Register

Taste of Tusc March 20 - 2015

Step Your Way to Better Health

Registration Starts February 9th, 2015

Healthy Steps is a Free Health and Wellness Initiative held each year designed to promote the use of the Towpath Trail By encouraging area individuals and companies to walk for better health. taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or by parking an extra few spaces away from the door. Every little bit adds up!
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Join Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Join Us - Membership Information

Would you like to see the Towpath Trail completed but aren’t sure how you can help? An easy way for you to contribute is to join the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition! Your contribution to the Towpath Trail can help us make all 101 miles a reality! Continue reading...

Help Us Complete Towpath Trail by 2020

Goal: Complete Towpath Trail by 2020

Do you walk or bicycle with your family, walk or exercise your dog on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail? Please show your support and make a donation and help us complete the Towpath Trail by 2020! Continue reading...

3rd Annual Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K

Lockheed Martin

On Saturday November 8th, over 150 people partook in the 3rd Annual Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K. The race commemorates the Towpath Trail from Cleveland to New Philadelphia. The morning started off with live music and a kids run between Locks 3 and 4.

5K runners began at Lock 3 where they joined the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition in honoring the Veterans with a flag ceremony and a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Anthony Maroon of the Legends. With a blow horn start, the participants completed their 3.1 miles along the Towpath Trail in Downtown Akron.

After the race, runners were able to come back to Lock 3 for some food and drinks and a brief awards ceremony to recognize those who placed.

The Anand Family at the Freedom 5K
The Anand Family
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition would like to thank all who attended the 5K, our sponsors, our committee members, and our volunteers. If you enjoyed this year’s race or missed out on the fun, be sure to visit our website regularly for our 2015 events.

A special thank you to Lock 3 and to our generous sponsors: Lockheed Martin, Black & Veatch, Burgess & Niple, Cohen & Company, Communication Exhibits Inc., GPD Group, Meaden & Moore, and Stanley Steemer.

Partial Towpath Trail Closure
Begins Monday, October 27 2014

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service (NPS) announces the closure of the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) from Lock 29 Trailhead to SR 303 in Peninsula, from Monday, October 27 through Friday, December 19. A detour is provided through the Village of Peninsula. The closure is necessary for riverbank stabilization. The trail will be closed during the weekday, starting at 7 a.m. and open during the evenings and on weekends, limited exceptions may occur during construction.

Please check www.nps.gov/cuva in advance of traveling to the park for updates. Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resource, and park staff.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting.

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Akron General is a proud sponsor of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Akron General is a proud sponsor of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition