The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail


Annually, more than 2.5 million people find their way to the iconic Towpath Trail running through the heart of the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Travel — literally! — along the path where, from 1827 to 1913, mules once pulled canal boats laden with passengers & goods up and down the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. Today’s trail follows the historic Towpath as closely as possible. There are more than 81 miles to explore, both on foot and by bicycle, and in some places — by horseback. As it’s mostly ADA accessible, this beautiful and historic path provides ease-of-travel and recreation for just about everyone. Along the Trail and at Key Visitor Centers, learn more about the cultural, historic, natural and recreational resources being preserved and celebrated along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Visitor’s Note: You’ll often find the Towpath running alongside our other two Canalway travel components - the Scenic Rail and the America’s Byway. Bike Aboard! lets you bike the trail & ride the rail.


Harvard Road - Northernmost Trailhead
At Harvard Road, just East of Jennings
Cleveland, OH 44105


41.44717000, -81.68246000
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216.520.1825 or 330.374.5657

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