Ohio & Erie Canalway
Length: 110.0 mi / 177.0 km
Time to Allow: Allow 4.5 hours to drive the byway or a few days to enjoy it.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a place to actively explore and experience the stories of our past, present, and future on trails, trains, and scenic byways, in canal towns and ethnic neighborhoods, along working rivers and great lakes, within industrial landscapes and vibrant natural areas.
Looking for new ways to keep you and your family busy this winter? Then consider the Ohio & Erie Canalway a fresh outlet for your outdoor adventures. Cross-country ski through the heart of Ohio on the Towpath Trail, test your downhill skills at the Boston Mills and Brandywine ski resorts, and pole-plant past wooded rural regions on Metro Park trails. Only a few miles from the byway, these ski resorts and pathways provide an ideal setting for your favorite snow-season pastimes.
In the beginning of the 19th century, the Ohio & Erie Canal opened up a passageway of growth for Ohio. In 1827 the price of wheat rose from ten cents to a dollar a bushel because of the canal. As the need arose, port towns began popping up along the river -- providing a place for supplies, entertainment, and rest, among other things. Canal Fulton, built in 1814, prospered as one of these port towns and to this day contains many relics from those times.
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1-Day Trip: Ohio and Erie Canalway Condensed Itinerary
Hit the highlights of the Ohio and Erie Canalway. Explore historic villages, wander through extensive gardens and parks, and lounge on a boat...
4-Day Trip: Ohio and Erie Canalway Detailed Itinerary
Slowly make your way to Cleveland from Dover. As you travel you will discover historic towns and neighborhoods. You will learn at museums and...