Events & Programs

From canoeing and bicycling to large-group cleanups, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition offers a wide variety of events for individuals, friends, and families to enjoy while supporting the OECC efforts. Programs offer participants the chance to learn more about the Ohio & Erie Canal and what it means to become a steward of the environment. Continue to check below for more information on our upcoming events, programs, volunteer opportunities and more!

Upcoming Events

See a list of 2021 event and programs dates here. Check back soon for more information.

Towpath Classic

June 18, 2021 
Spend a morning hitting the links at our annual golf outing fundraiser! Drinks, food, and great raffle prizes from across the Canalway included. Learn more here.

Canal Cleanups

Next: June 19, 2021 
Join other volunteers in making a positive impact on our local environment! Canal Cleanups welcome more than 300 volunteers each year. Learn more here.

Congressman Regula Ride

June 26, 2021 
We're celebrating the life of Congressman Ralph Regula, champion of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, with a bicycle ride and picnic in Stark County! Learn more here.

Canoe Adventure

July 17, 2021 
Paddlers ahoy! Canoe across Summit Lake in Akron and along the Ohio & Erie Canal and learn a bit of Canalway history alogn the way. Learn more here.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Towpath 50

August 15, 2021 
Cycle 50 miles along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail with your friends and family at our annual fundraiser. Snacks, lunch, and fun provided! Learn more here.

Goodyear Towpath Trek

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2021 
Hike or bike four specific sections of the Towpath Trail and receive a commemoratve Goodyear hiking pin!


Huntington Towpath Century Ride

September 11-12, 2021 
Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Century Ride welcomes 100 riders riding 101 miles along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Learn more here.

Bike & Brew

October 2, 2021 
Join our family-friendly Oktoberfest! Start off with a casual bike ride along the Towpath between Bolivar and Zoar, then enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest meal. 

Fishing Derby

October 6, 2021 
We welcome Akron Public School children along the canal in our annual fishing event! This catch-and-release program provides the opprtunity to promote stewardship of our environment.

Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K

November 13, 2021 
Run for the cause in our 5K in honor of Veteran's Day! Tackle the trail in Akron with all proceeds benefitting the Towpath Trail.