Ohio & Erie Canalway

Ohio & Erie Canalway

Address:c/o Ohio & Erie Canalway Association
PO Box 609420
Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone:216-520-1825
Web: www.ohioanderiecanalway.com Description:Byway passes through a diverse cultural and natural landscape that is a direct legacy of the Canal Era. In 1832, when the Ohio & Erie Canal opened from Cleveland to Portsmouth, Ohio, it became part of a continuous link from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Gulf of Mexico, via the Great Lakes and the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. By offering a reliable transportation system for goods and passengers, the Canal helped to bring prosperity to new and existing communities along its route, to fuel westward expansion, and to change the national economic markets. Today, the Ohio & Erie Canalway is both a national byway and a national heritage area. The corridor includes a number of local, county, and federal recreation areas that offer opportunities for activities such as hiking and bicycling.
Legth: 110 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway runs in a north/south direction from Cleveland through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Akron, and Massillon, ending near Dover. In Cleveland the byway includes three forks, each about 10 miles in length. Time to Allow: 4.5 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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