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.



Join Us! Experience the Ohio & Erie Canalway with our many events and programs.



Trail Development, Partner Updates, and More. Follow along as we provide the latest news about the Towpath Trail and National Heritage Area.



Support the Towpath Trail. As a member, receive discounts to certain events, our newsletter, The Silver Ribbon, and other perks.

October 1st - November 30th, 2015

Goodyear Towpath Trek

Explore the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in all of its fall glory when you participate in the 2015 Goodyear Towpath Trek! Individuals and families are invited to walk or bicycle four sections of the Towpath Trail and earn a dated, commemorative pin to celebrate your success. To recieve your pin, you must pay a $3 fee per hiker.


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.