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National Park Reopens Sections of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail at Lock 29

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Date: March 26, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service has reopened sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from Boston Store Visitor Center to Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula. This section was the last remaining closed section due to flooding in early March. The entire 20 miles of Towpath Trail in the national park is now open.

Ira Trailhead Parking Lot remains closed. To visit the Beaver Marsh, park at Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center. 

Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff. 

For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.