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.

Featured 326 Members – Sherry and Hannah Clouser

Sherry Clouser, 49 of LaGrange, Ohio and Hannah Clouser, 22 of New York City biked the trail in a single 6-day trip. This mother-daughter team started in Cincinnati and ended in Cleveland! To celebrate, they each got a bike tattoo. The memories, and the tattoos will last a lifetime! Their trusted Fuji bikes got them through the many miles, which were often wet from rain – it rained every day! They took a little longer than planned, due to the rain, but they especially enjoyed the historical Millersburg hotel.

Give Two on Giving Tuesday

Give Two on Giving Tuesday!

November 27 is #GivingTuesday, when you make a gift to any two nonprofits in The Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store, you’ll receive a $20 Charitable Gift Card in return!  It is redeemable at any of the 1,000+ nonprofits in The Giving Store, a Charitable Gift Card makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season.
Please choose the Ohio to Erie Trail Fund in the Giving Store #5387 or

National Park Service Continues Towpath Construction – Trail to Re-Open Evenings and Weekends August 10

For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994, 440-241-5857 (cell), or pamela_barnes@nps.gov

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.

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Come Explore the Ohio to Erie Trail in Delaware County

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

  • an overview of local Ohio to Erie Trail progress,
  • a bike safety overview,
  • light refreshments,
  • tire pump and basic bicycle tools.

Bicycle helmets are required for cyclists.

The event may be cancelled in the event of rain.

Holmes County Trail Benefit Auction

14th Annual Holmes County Rails to Trails Coalition Auction

June 9

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

Public invited to Ariel-Foundation Park opening day reception

 

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.org. Follow the park on Facebook for all the latest news and info.