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Towpath Trail Closed For Towpath Marathon in October 2012

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Date: September 10, 2012
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio - The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to the general public starting at dusk beginning Saturday, October 6 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. All of the parking lots along the Towpath Trail from Lock 39 Trailhead to Botzum Trailhead including Indigo Lake Trailhead will be closed. The closure is due to the Towpath Marathon, a specialty marathon, half marathon, and 10K race, sponsored by the Ohio Canal Corridor.

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 call 330-657-2752.

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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".