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Reported: Sept. 2007

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath...

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Part of the Ohio to Erie Trail, the 85-mile Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath offers biking, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, and historical exhibits. Between Cleveland and Akron, the towpath is the main trail through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The total Canalway runs 85 miles from Cleveland to Bolivar, OH and is a National Heritage Area - by creating a link from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, the Canal was an important part of transportation history. (Detailed map and photos below.)

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Biking Map...
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath


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Location: Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio; here we focus on the area around Navarre (See map)
Distance: 85 miles total, 7 miles covered here
Surface: Varies, paved and unpaved

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Century Cycles external (Peninsula; rentals, sales, service)
Ernie's Bike Shop external (Massillon; rentals, sales, service)
Also, use the bike shuttle service on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad external

Biking the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath

Towpath near Navarre

Here we visited the area around Navarre, Ohio, near the southern end of the trail.

More Information and Resources

More Biking:
Bike-Ohio - More bike trails and information about biking in Ohio

Related Resources:
Ohio & Erie Canal - Towpath Trail external
Ohio & Erie Canal - Bicycling external
Ohio Bikeways - Erie Canal Towpath Trail external

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