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green Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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20.6 mile 33.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 109' 33 m
Descent: -248' -76 m
High: 753' 230 m
Low: 605' 184 m

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Maggie Olson

An iconic trail along the Ohio & Erie Canalway. The backbone of CVNP.

Maggie Olson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

A true crowd-pleaser, this section of the Towpath Trail is sure to make just about everyone happy. It’s a great place to start an adventure, whether you’re planning to travel the entire length of the park system, or just pass part of the day. It's flat and scenic, which means there’s plenty here for outdoor enthusiasts of every age, type, and skill level. And with restrooms and stops along the way for picnicking and sightseeing, you’re always close to civilization throughout the trip.

The path is a great way to get outside, and to dig a little deeper into Ohio history. The towpath that is traveled by human traffic today used to be traveled mostly by mules. Canal boats moving from the Great Lakes to the Ohio river once traveled on the same route, and mules were used to help pull them. The budding history buff in everyone will appreciate following this same route.

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May 23, 2019
Jeff Lipinski
Mar 26, 2019
Paul Burton
4h 54m
Feb 3, 2019
Mike Roy
Jan 12, 2019
Charlie Andes
First check-in on walk with bear. 3mi
Dec 30, 2018
Kelli Baxstrom
Boston to peninsula and back 7mi
Nov 23, 2018
Trent Caldwell
Oct 26, 2018
Maria Vanadia
Oct 19, 2018
Christian Espinoza

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