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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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Length


20.6 Miles 33.1 Kilometers


109' 33 m

Ascent

-248' -76 m

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2%

Max Grade (1°)

753' 230 m

High

605' 184 m

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Shared By Maggie Olson

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

Maggie Olson

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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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Aug 27, 2018
Bigjohn 603
try to camp 2 nights 20.6mi
Aug 1, 2018
David G
Apr 23, 2018
Pam Tibbitts
over 3 different hikes 16mi
May 31, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did portion of southern part, from Boston to MP 30, as part of CUYA NP visit 5/30-5/31 2017. Time is hours:min and doesn't include stopped time. 18.5mi
May 26, 2017
Jason S
Oct 29, 2016
Garret Ward
We rented bikes and rode around for about two hours down the towpath with Hunter 4mi
Oct 9, 2016
Christina Doan
Did the Towpath 10K Race.
Jun 25, 2016
Kathleen Olesinski

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