Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath is Closed due to Flooding: Lock 39 to Botzum
Due to excessive flooding the NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in CVNP until further notice. The Polar Express cancelled tonight and Sunday's 9 a.m. hike at Ira Trailhead is cancelled. Please respect all closures.
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
Late 19th and Early 20th Century
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".