Massillon Detour Update and Suggested Route

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The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Massillon is now closed between Cherry Road and the Tremont bridge.

Below is a suggested, unofficial route for users of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail to use: 

If you're traveling south:

  1. Turn LEFT out of the Lake Ave Trailhead parking lot onto Lake Ave and go over the bridge.

  2. At the end of the road, turn LEFT onto Third St.

  3. In one mile, turn LEFT onto Cherry Rd.

  4. In 0.2 miles, turn RIGHT onto Erie St at the light. You will be crossing Rte 21, so please use caution!

  5. In 0.5 miles, turn RIGHT onto the sidewalk on the south side of Tremont Ave at the light.

  6. Continue 0.4 miles along the south sidewalk of Tremont Ave, across the bridge.

  7. Turn LEFT onto 5th St SE to get back onto the Towpath!

If you're traveling north:

  1. After turning onto the Tremont Ave sidewalk from 5th St SE, continue for 0.4 miles, all the way across the bridge.

  2. Turn LEFT at the Erie St traffic light.

  3. In 0.5 miles, turn LEFT onto Cherry St at the light.

  4. In 0.3 miles, turn RIGHT onto Third St. You will be crossing Rte 21, so please use caution! Third St will be the first right after crossing the highway.

  5. In one mile, turn RIGHT onto Lake Ave.

  6. Cross the bridge and hop back onto the Towpath, which runs along the Lake Avenue Trailhead parking lot.

Massillon suggested detour map