Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway
The Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway follows a route near the historic Ohio and Erie Canal from New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County, through Stark and Summit Counties to Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. The Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway was designated a National Byway in 2000.
Visitors to the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway benefit from the production and distribution of the Canalway Map & Guide (available here). The map is distributed through a variety of outlets and showcases the three major transportation options available to explore this 110-mile linear heritage greenway. The three travel routes for the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway include driving the Byway route, hiking along the Towpath Trail, and riding the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The map includes information on more than 75 attractions. Visitors can use the map to locate interesting landscapes, trailheads, train platforms, unique shopping districts, museums, and events. In addition to the printed map, a dedicated website provides additional information, photos, and a detailed up-to-the-minute schedule of free history hikes, bike rides, running races and ethnic festivals.
During 2001, the Scenic Byway Taskforce worked with local communities and government agencies to develop and design route markers for the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway. These unique markers are displayed along the 110-mile Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway.
The route of the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway is along the following roads, from south to north, beginning at US Route 250:
How to get to the Canal:
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Would you like to get a Canalway map?
Contact the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition at (330) 434-5657, or visit their web site for more information.