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.



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Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m.

“Light the Night” Russell Avenue Underpass Dedication

Join us for “Light the Night” at the Russell Avenue Underpass for the first-ever nighttime ribbon cutting on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Join City of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Knight Program Director Kyle Kutuchief and Ohio & Erie Canalway President and CEO Dan Rice for s’mores, sparklers and snacks as we dedicate another iTowpath project.

Parking will be available at two locations. Please park at 345 Lakeshore Boulevard across from the Summit Lake Park Baseball Field or at the Summit Lake Community Center at 380 West Crosier Street, then walk north on the Towpath Trail to the underpass.

If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Skiba at 330-374-5657 or cskiba@ohioeriecanal.org.

Light the Night


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.