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Help Us Build the Trails You Love!

Whether you love running, nature, history, biking or other forms of fitness - please join us as members and supporters in building out the Towpath Trail. Let's maximize this local treasure along the Cuyahoga River.

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Update on the Industrial Heartland Trail Network Heartland

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has done a great update on The Industrial Heartland Trail Network on its blog:

The Industrial Heartland Trail Network is an "envisioned trail network which will span 48 counties across four states, running through western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio and reaching into the southwest corner of New York State. Pittsburgh will serve as the network's hub, with trails radiating out of the metro area and connecting to Cleveland and Ashtabula in Ohio, Morgantown and Parkersburg in West Virginia, and Erie in northern Pennsylvania."

Canalway Partners participates in efforts on the Industrial Heartland Trail Network as part of a working core group of stakeholders. The Towpath Trail could be an important connection in a Cleveland-to-Pittsburgh corridor.

Canal Basin Park Updates CBP

Canal Basin Park is in Downtown Cleveland Alliance's report " The State of Downtown Cleveland 2015", the report highlights that Canal Basin Park will be a 20 acre park on the riverfront.

DCA's State of Downtown Report 2015 includes updates on the office, housing, hospitality, retail and transportation markets in Downtown Cleveland.

Meanwhile, work has begun on the Canal Basin Park: Initial Greening Improvement Project. The Initial Greening Project will demonstrate the value of a new park, improve local conditions, and encourage the momentum currently taking place along the downtown riverfront. 
RiverSweep is May 7th Riversweep

RiverSweep is Ohio's largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean our shared backyard.

In 2015, 919 RiverSweep volunteers removed over 54 tons of trash, including 389 tires!

RiverSweep 2016 will happen from 9am to noon on Saturday May 7th.

RiverSweep volunteers receive a t-shirt featuring our mermaid art, and an invite to a RiverSweep after party featuring live music and food. Shirts are reserved for the first 700 volunteers so sign up today! 

Call for Nominations nominations

The Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference  Planning Partners are seeking nominations to recognize and award outstanding trail projects and creative trail programming at the biennial Conference June 2, 2016, in Brecksville.

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The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area, designated by Congress to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow.


Explore the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area


Check out the National Park Service site, Find Your Park 

How Can I Help?  Help
  The most efficient way to help Canalway Partners develop the Towpath Trail is to become a member

See you on the trail,

Ken Schneider