Canalway has been building connections for more than 35 years.
During this time, we have advocated for public trails and spaces, hosted free events and partnered with organizations throughout the region to tell the stories and preserve the history of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Help us continue this work! By donating time or money, you support the continued programming of the Towpath Trail and the development of projects like the redesign of Canal Basin Park. These projects connect people to place and make our communities more vibrant.
The Canalway Pathfinder Membership Program supports Canalway’s work to preserve the natural and cultural experiences of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in Cuyahoga County.
Sign up to become a Canalway volunteer! Join us to volunteer at seasonal events throughout Cuyahoga County like RiverSweep and the Towpath Trilogy.
Learn how your organization can partner with Canalway at our events along the Towpath Trail through corporate sponsorship and community engagement opportunities in Cleveland.
Discover more ways to support programming of the Towpath Trail, the development of Canal Basin Park, and contribute to dozens of other projects that make our community stronger and more vibrant.
Heritage & History
President Garfield’s first job at the age of 17 involved driving a team of mules drawing a canal boat along the Ohio & Erie Canal.