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New 2011 Towpath Tag is Now Available

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Date: October 20, 2010

Safe is Sound Towpath Tag 2011

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association

1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264
Phone: (330) 657-2909 Fax: (330) 657-2328 www.cvnpa.org

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey (330) 657-2909 ext. 106 or jbuckey@cvnpa.org

New 2011 Towpath Tag is Now Available!

Peninsula, Ohio – This is one of the most beautiful times of year in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Take advantage of all that autumn has to offer along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and proudly display the new 2011 Towpath Tag, available for a suggested donation of $5. Sponsored by Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA), 100% of every dollar raised directly supports the ongoing maintenance, safety, and operation of the Towpath Trail. Cuyahoga Valley National Park spends an average of $10,000 per mile or $200,000 per year to maintain the 20 miles that run through the park.

The 2011 Towpath Tag features the Towpath safety campaign, Safe is Sound! On the Towpath Trail. Cuyahoga Valley National Park; Cleveland Metroparks; Metro Parks, Serving Summit County; Stark Parks; and the Tuscarawas Park Department launched a Towpath Trail safety program during the summer of 2010 in order to reduce accidents and improve trail courtesy. The theme, Safe is Sound, highlights the need for cyclist to give an audible signal when passing. The 2011 Towpath Tag features the message "Be Bright, Stay To The Right."

Tags are available at several locations including all park visitor centers, local retailers, CVNPA’s website, and CVNPA’s retail store, Park Place in Peninsula, located at 1593 Main Street, Peninsula 44264. For a complete list of locations, please visit our website at www.cvnpa.org.

The Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail, constructed in the 1800s, served as the path for mules and horses to pull canal boats carrying goods south to the Ohio River and north to Lake Erie. Since 1997, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Tag Program has provided Towpath Trail users the opportunity to help support the maintenance of the Towpath Trail.

CVNPA is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program, visit www.cvnpa.org or call (330) 657-2909.

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 boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".