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April 12th
May 9th 

 Towpath Ten Ten,
June 21st 

TBD July 

Towpath Marathon,
October 11th 

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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Midwest Living magazine has done a feature on the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in the March/April 2015 issue. 


Many thanks to Travel Editor Amanda Glazebrook and her entire team for the feature article on the National Heritage Area!  


Weekend Getaway Along the Ohio and Erie Canalway

Media exposure such as this article helps highlight the hard work by us, and our many partners, to create a truly regional attraction.  




We recently shared an Akron Beacon Journal story on how "Planners Want Towpath to Link into 1,600-mile, Five-State Trail System."


The story outlined the efforts of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Pennsylvania Environmental Council and National Park Service Rivers, Trails Conservation Assistance Program to work with planners and trail-builders to connect systems such as the Towpath Trail into a larger, multi-state attraction.


The ambitious vision of the group, freshly rebranded as The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition, (formerly known as Power of 32+) is that "By 2033, our region will be positioned as the epicenter of multi-use trails in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest."




As part of the Cleveland-to-Pittsburgh "Mega Corridor", Canalway Partners recently attended a working group meeting. The Coalition has been working with people on the ground to gather knowledge and learn more about what they will need to achieve their vision.


We learned that the Coalition is working with consultants to create a trail traffic model that will utilize annual counts to project use along other parts of the system with just short duration counts. RTC is also conducting a national research project called T-MAP which will create advanced tools that will allow traffic estimates on unfinished gaps to gauge potential traffic.


The working group meeting also featured an update session, where groups from across the region shared success and discussed some of the challenges they have faced.

The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition will launch a new user-focused website soon. The Cleveland-to-Pittsburgh working group will reconvene later this year, stay tuned for further updates.


Planners Want Towpath to Link into 1,600-mile, Five-State Trail System


Power of 32+




At Canalway Partners, we often get asked if specific Cleveland streets will be getting bike lanes. A great source for answers is the City of Cleveland's online geographic information system (GIS) for their Bikeway Master Plan.

Users can search an interactive map for existing and future bike lanes here-

Additional information can be found on the site for Cleveland City Planning's Bikeway Master Plan-





Beginning March 6th, supporters of Canalway Partners can receive a $2 discount on tickets to the Cleveland International Film Festival.


How to redeem the discount-


Online: Use the code CANAL when purchasing tickets at (available 24 hours a day).


Phone: Use the code CANAL when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456).


In-person: Use the code CANAL at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby. 




RiverSweep 2015 is closer than you think. Do you know someone that would like to sponsor the event or volunteer? Please help us get the word out. 


RiverSweep sponsorship opportunities


 Our RiverSweep website


Our RiverSweep 2014 sponsors:


Scenes from the Canalwayscenes



Some great shots of "Hope" the Peregrine Falcon at Scranton Flats by Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.  


See more of Chuck's wildlife photography online here

Canalway Partners is now on Pinterest pinterest



Follow us on Pinterest for photos of the growing Towpath Trail in Cleveland and events such as RiverSweep and the Towpath Trilogy.  


Learn more about the Red Line Greenway TrailRedline



Learn more about the Red Line Greenway Trail from this radio interview with Jim McIntyre and Red Line Greenway co-founders Matt Koriath and Lennie Stover



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  The most efficient way to help Canalway Partners develop the Towpath Trail is to become a member

See you on the trail,

Ken Schneider