The Trail is OPEN. Most restrooms are open, but drinking fountains are still off. Ohio Playgrounds have reopened. Always follow healthy distancing and avoid congregating on the trail or in common areas. Visit our Trail Partners for local details.
Give Two on Giving Tuesday!
For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994, 440-241-5857 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brecksville, Ohio – The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail will remain closed between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt House due to ongoing construction to replace steel pedestrian bridges through August 10.
The project experienced delays due to a wet spring and once underway, workers encountered an original Ohio & Erie Canal stone culvert at the construction site. Therefore, work at this site has stopped and the National Park Service staff are working together to 1) determine the limits of the culvert within the construction site and 2) design a new abutment that will avoid harmful effects and allow the project to proceed.
A temporary detour bridge around this site will be available for public use when the closure is partially lifted August 10. When construction resumes at this site, the trail section will be closed during active construction periods and the detour will be open after daytime work hours and weekends.
Two sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail were closed beginning December 2017, and were estimated to continue through June 2018. One of four replacement pedestrian bridges was completed in May, enabling the trail section from Boston Store to Deep Lock Quarry to re-open. Two of the remaining three will be complete by August 10. The last remaining bridge will continue construction with the partial re-opening.
The closure is necessary for public safety during construction.
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. It generates over 2.3 million visits and an economic impact of $203 million annually. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.
Last Sunday Trail Bike/Walk
6/24, 7/29, 8/26 & 9/30, 2018, 2 p.m.
Starting at Galena’s Depot Lot, 268 N. Walnut St.
(Beside the Galena Cemetery)
Join us for an 8-mile bike ride or shorter walk to explore the Ohio to Erie Trail in Delaware County.
Delaware County Friends of the Trail will provide
Bicycle helmets are required for cyclists.
The event may be cancelled in the event of rain.
14th Annual Holmes County Rails to Trails Coalition Auction
Millersburg Depot/Hipp Station
Bring your family and friends and join us for a Saturday of enjoyment, plus make an investment in Holmes County’s unique non-motorized transportation and recreation corridor.
Learn More – Auction Brochure
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Ariel-Foundation Park will hold an opening day reception on Saturday, March 31, in the Urton Clock House/Museum, from noon until 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
While the park does not officially open for the 2018 season until Monday, April 2, this reception will be a time for the public to learn about upcoming events at the park like the free concert and movie series. Guests can also explore the Museum and discover volunteer opportunities.
During this time, Foundation Park Conservancy will also debut the brand new Learning Stations project, an ongoing collaborative effort among Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Central Ohio Technical College faculty and students. Attendees can browse the learning stations online.
Several learning stations have been designed to enhance the on-site park experience for visitors of all ages, as well as provide an online educational tool for anyone, anywhere, to enjoy the holistic story about the park, the areas around it, and the Knox County community, including natural ecology, industrial history, society, and culture. Information about other sites in and around the park will be added in the future. More learning stations will be added over time and instructions on how to use them will be found in the park kiosks and on the park website.
For more information about the opening day reception or anything regarding Ariel-Foundation Park, please call 740-398-6603 or e-mail marketing@arielfoundationpark.