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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed for Assessments

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Date: October 30, 2012
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Lock 39 Trailhead in Valley View to Botzum Trailhead in Akron to assess damage from the heavy rain and high winds.

Please respect all closures and stay away from flooded areas. For information on park road closures or cancellations, call our Public Closure Cancellation Hotline at 440-546-5960.

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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.