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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

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Welcome to Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Enjoy 25 miles of the iconic trail on a hiking or biking adventure at any one of the 14 trailheads. The shady, flat terrain parallels the Tuscarawas River through deciduous forests and rural and urban landscapes. Stop for a picnic at Lock 4, Lake Ave., John Glenn Grove, or Craig Pittman trailheads. Fish at Lake Lucerne, along the canal at Lock 4, at Wooster St., or in the nearby Tuscarawas River. The Towpath Trail and bordering park lands follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal through what once were three thriving canal villages, now the cities of Canal Fulton and Massillon and the Village of Navarre. This Stark County section is part of the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area which extends north all the way to Cleveland and south to New Philadelphia. In many areas the old canal bed is still visible. In the Canal Fulton area, the canal has been preserved, allowing for rides on a replica canal boat, the St. Helena III, during the spring and summer.

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