News

Summit Lake community sets next steps for developing projects

The Summit Lake Pride, the Spirit, the News, the Leader, the Heronry. Those were among the names proposed in a brainstorming session for the new community newsletter that is taking shape in Akron’s Summit Lake neighborhood. MORE.


2017 Summit County Trails & Greenway Grant Applications Open

AKRON, Ohio (March 20, 2017) – The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is pleased to announce that communities in Summit County are eligible to receive grant money for their trail projects identified on the popular Summit County Trails Plan. MORE.


Summit Lake residents vote on upcoming programming in neighborhood

Red sticky circles. Green adhesive-backed dots. That’s how one neighborhood in Akron, Ohio, built consensus on what projects are most needed to benefit the area around Summit Lake through the Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative. MORE.


Environmental assessment kicks-off at Summit Lake

A team of environmental experts will soon be looking at contaminated sediments at the bottom of Summit Lake and water quality in the lake. Those toxic-laced sediments will be tested and analyzed in a fresh examination of the 100-acre lake in South Akron. MORE.


Summit Lake meeting offers chance for community to share desires for neighborhood

There is only one bench outside Akron's Summit Lake Community Center. Strangely, the bench does not face the pretty 100-acre lake. It faces away from the water. That needs to change if Summit Lake is to become a place of community pride and an urban playground. MORE.


Main Street's 'Pack the Track' dedication on August 18

AKRON, Ohio (August 11, 2016) – A dedication for Akron’s new cycle track on Main Street will take place on Thursday, August 18, at 1 p.m. Attendees should meet at the beginning of the cycle track on the Towpath Trail behind Spaghetti Warehouse. MORE.


Towpath Bridge in Akron severly vandalized, Crowdrise page set up for donations

Akron, OH (April 19, 2016) - Vandals severely damaged the floating bridge north of Wilbeth Road in Akron by setting fire to a forty foot section of the popular Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. MORE.


2016 Summit County Trails grant applications available

Akron, OH (March 22, 2016) - 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. MORE.


Akron Community Foundation Grants Ohio & Erie Canalway $10,000

Akron, OH (November 3, 2015) - The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition has received a $10,000 grant from the Decker Endowment Fund for Families of Akron Community Foundation to support iTowpath. MORE.


In the News

July 7, 2016 Annual Canoe Adventure offering look at canal

June 22, 2016 Downtown Akron gets new Towpath Trail arch...
June 12, 2016 The Scene: Nick Browning is named Honorary Canal...

May 11, 2016 Northeast Ohio Artists Chosen to Design Artwork for...

April 1, 2016 Akron groups bring log cabin downtown, host pontoon...

Jan. 14, 2016 Akron Planners Ride the Canal to Downtown Revitalization
Jan. 7, 2016 Knight Foundation awards $500k grant for Towpath...

Nov. 8, 2015 Detour to a better Towpath
Nov. 6, 2015 Akron starts four-year construction project on mile...

Aug. 28, 2015 Biking the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail... Day 2...
Aug. 27, 2015 Biking the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail... Day 1...
Aug. 6, 2015 Towpath Trail improvements underway through iTowpath...

July 26, 2015 Folksy music, bike ramp are signs of new campaign...
Jul 11, 2015 Huge, worm-like machine that will tunnel under downtown...
July 2015 Businesses running to join Towpath Chamber of Commerce
July 8, 2015 Tuscarawas County to spend $14,000 to update trail...

June 28, 2015 Brecksville: Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail reopens
June 24, 2015 Harrison County commissioners make land purchase
June 15, 2015 250 guests attend Canal Captains Ball