Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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20.6 Miles 33.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

109' 33 m

Ascent

-248' -76 m

Descent

753' 230 m

High

605' 184 m

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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
Dogs: Leashed

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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 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
Jun 25, 2016
Kathleen Olesinski
Jun 14, 2016
Jacob Boyett
Saw much wildlife such as black racers, snapping turtles, ducks, and American bullfrogs. We where also able to find twin sister falls 3mi — 1h 00m
Apr 30, 2016
Ted Christensen
6mi
Aug 24, 2014
Roger Chesser
Jul 27, 2012
Juliet D

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