More than 2.5 million people visit the Towpath Trail annually.

From the members of our organization to those who volunteer their time for important trail projects, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition could not operate without the support of our generous individual, corporate, and business donors. Your contributions continue the development of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and Towpath Trail, and allow us to continue engaging people with the local resources it offers.

Donate to our TWPTH 2025 general fund or one of our many other projects by filling out the form at the link below.

Donate Online

Are you looking for other opportunities to make a lasting impact along the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area? Consider viewing our other giving opportunities below.


Become a Member

Members enjoy benefits on many different levels while supporting the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail.

More on Membership


Corporate Donations

Do you own or work for a business looking to make a difference? Corporate donors support the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through our Trailblazer program, event sponsorships, and in kind support. Visit our Trailblazer page to learn more about this program, and contact us to learn more about how we can partner to build a better future.

Contact us for Corporate Donations


Planned Giving

Please consider leaving a legacy and add the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition to your estate planning. Reach out to set up a one-on-one conversation with us below.

Discuss Estate Planning


Towpath Trail Endowment Fund

The Towpath Trail endowment fund through Akron Community Foundation was started as a way to ensure a permanent, predictable stream of funding for future care of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. This fund welcomes gifts of all kinds, which can be made online or by calling 330-376-8522.

Give to the Towpath Trail fund

Phil Pashley Memorial Fund

Phil Pashley was a dedicated and admired employee of Lucky Shoes, volunteer, community leader, and avid user of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. To recognize and honor his legacy, a portion of the Ohio & Erie Canal Summit Lake Trail will be designated the Phil Pashley Memorial Way. 

Give to the Phil Pashley Memorial Fund