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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed Due to Flooding

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Date: February 28, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Stanford Road flooding
Flooding in CVNP
NPS

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park due to excessive flooding. The trail closure includes associated parking lots from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Botzum Trailhead in Akron.

Please check www.nps.gov/cuva  in advance of travelling to the park due to multiple road closures.

Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resource, and park staff. Please do not drive through moving water or designated closed areas.

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.