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National Park Reopens Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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Date: March 14, 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 Canal Visitor Center in Valley View to Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula, and then from Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula to Botzum Trailhead in Akron.

The following sections of the Towpath Trail remain closed due to flood damage:

  • Lock 39 Trailhead to Canal Visitor Center
  • Holzhauer Road Access & Parking Lot
  • Boston Store Visitor Center to Lock 29 Trailhead
  • Ira Road Trailhead Connector and Parking Lot

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.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.