There’s no shortage of things to do in the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. Outdoor activities, historical and cultural sites, and natural attractions are abundant.
Whether you’re looking to walk the historic towpath used by mules pulling canal boats in the 1800s or learn how the canal shaped Cleveland’s industrial background, there are many ways to discover the past and the present along the canal corridor.
Experience the Ohio & Erie Canalway by exploring our many trails, parks, historic sites, and natural assets.
From biking the Towpath Trail to kayaking on the Cuyahoga River, get outside to experience our unique natural and recreational assets.
Learn about the historic landmarks and interpretive sites that tell the story of the Ohio & Erie Canal and how it contributed to past, present, and future of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Discover the parks and public spaces in Cuyahoga County that will help you learn the history of the Ohio & Erie Canal history, engage with the canal and the Towpath Trail, and learn more about the area’s broader culture and history.
Looking for an adventure? Learn how to explore Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Ohio & Erie Canalway on foot, bike, car, train or boat.
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is a 101 mile multi-use recreational path in Northeast Ohio that follows the historic path that mules walked to tow canal boats. Learn more about Towpath Trailheads and connector trails in Cleveland here.