On Monday, April 8, 2024, Ohio will be one of 13 U.S. states in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse. At 3:14 pm, the moon will completely block the sun from view, creating darkness in the middle of the day.

Miles of Cleveland’s lakeshore and acres of greenspace in the Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park and large portions of the Towpath Trail are included in the path of totality, the area where the Moon's shadow completely covers the Sun.

The solar eclipse will attract both day and overnight visitors to Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Destination Cleveland is estimating about 200,000 visitors will be here to view the event, so you should be prepared for some crowds and congestion on April 8.

Organizations throughout Cleveland and the surrounding areas are planning viewing events. Learn about these opportunities at thisiscleveland.com/eclipse.

Please note, vehicular traffic will most likely increase directly after the Eclipse, around 3:20 PM, as visitors prepare to leave the area. We recommend you avoid driving close to the event, if possible.

For potentially less crowded, informal viewing area for the event, jump on your bike and head to the Towpath Trail locations with limited or no parking available. This will help you avoid traffic jams!

Check out the solar event from these trailheads or trail-adjacent locations:

For more bike accessible locations, check out BikeCleveland's blog post.

Please obey trail etiquette: Alert when passing. Pass on the left. Do not stop on the trail. Be aware of your surroundings and watch for traffic when crossing roads.

You can celebrate the Eclipse by purchasing a Canalway X Cleveland Institute of Art Solar Eclipse T-shirt on our website.

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