The Towpath Trail is a CVNP icon. It follows the route of the Ohio & Erie Canal through the Cuyahoga River valley and continues both north and south of the park. This fully accessible trail has 11 trailheads within CVNP and is ideal for hikers and cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Speculating on the rising fortunes of the Ohio & Erie Canal, the Kelley brothers built the Boston Store around 1836. Built as a store (literally to "store" objects, today's warehouse), the building's second floor was a warren of 13 rooms built to be boarding rooms for workers in the area. The building went on to become a post office and a private residence before becoming today's visitor center.