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.

Trash And Treat

Trash and Treat

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10am - 2pm
Its time once again to put on your “GHOULISH” costume and join the OECC and Volunteers to help clean up the canal and environment.
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Freedom 5K

Towpath Freedom 5k

9 A.M. at Lock Three Park, Akron
Participants run 5k along the newest section of Towpath Trail in downtown Akron, enjoying the sites as they raise money to continue building the Towpath Trail. Pre-Registration is $25.00 and Same Day is $30.00 Free to the first 50 Veterans that register. For more information on how to register, please call 330-374-5657 or e-mail cparsons@ohioeriecanal.org.

Download - 2014 Summit County Trail and Greenway Grant Application

2014 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 2014 grant cycle is now available here.

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...

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.

Sign Up For Our Towpath Tips Email Newsletter

Sign Up to our Email NewsletterThere is always something happening along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Our E-newsletter with feature Towpath Tips for all 101-miles of trail.
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For more information about the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway visit our partners.

Canalway Partners

Canalway Partners

Ohio Canal Corridor

Ohio & Erie Canalway



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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