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!
See a list of 2021 event and programs dates here. Check back soon for more information.
May 1, 2021
Join us for a brand new event! Explore the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area by car, visiting beautiful and historical destinations along the way. Learn more here.
May 13-20, 2021
We're hosting an online auction once again for our Canal Boat Captain's Ball! Join us as we celebrate our Towpath Trail and the people who make our work possible. Learn more here.
Next: May 27, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2021
Hike or bike four specific sections of the Towpath Trail and receive a commemoratve Goodyear hiking pin!
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.
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.
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.
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.