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Upcoming Events

May 9th 

 Towpath Ten Ten,
June 21st 

July 18th 

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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Riversweep 2015
Riversweep 2015 video


We couldn't include all of our friends due to time constraints.  Yet, we don't forget them.  For 2015, they include a mix of small and big business, high school students, non-profits, government agencies and individuals.  We will come together for the 26th year to clean up our Cuyahoga River Valley and its tributaries.  Join us.


RiverSweep 2015 Sponsors and Partners:





Dominion Foundation,


Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority,

Appalachian Outfitters,


First Energy Foundation,

GIE Media,

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District,

Barr & Prevost,

The Stein Companies,

Cleveland Water Pollution Control,

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District,

Michael Baker,

Environmental Design Group,

Republic Services,

Great Lakes Brewing,

Parsons Brinckeroff,



Com Doc,

West Creek Conservancy,


Aries Industries,

Nautica Entertainment Complex

Share the River,

Sainato's Restaurant,


Cleveland Metroparks,

City of Cleveland,

Slavic Village, 

Tremont West Development Corporation,

Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Neighborhood Development Office,

Union Miles Development Corp,

Cleveland City Council,

Councilman Pruitt,

Councilman Brancatelli,

City of Garfield Hts,

Neighborhood Progress Inc.

Harvard Community Services,



Brecksville Broadview Heights High School,

Cleveland Central Catholic,

Normandy High School


Ohio & Erie Canalway, and Canalway Partners.







RiverSweep 2015 is nearly here.


For more than 25 years we have recruited volunteers from across the community to clean our shared backyard. We've extracted and recycled over 23 thousand illegally dumped tires and picked up for disposal nearly 500 tons of rubbish.


New or expanded parks, trails and greenways have been created from RiverSweep sites including:

RiverSweep will go from 9am to Noon on Saturday, May 9th. The first 700 volunteers receive a free t-shirt. Please sign up on our website, 


 Our RiverSweep website


 Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail


Cleveland Metroparks has set bridges creating a connection between the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail.


Photo by Jim Ridge of Share the River


 The first segment of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail is scheduled to open this summer, it will connect the 101-Towpath Trail at Scranton Flats to Rivergate Park. Rivergate Park is home to Merwin's Wharf, the Western Reserve Rowing Association and the Crooked River Skate Park.


When complete, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail will traverse a transformed 1.3-mile abandoned railroad right-of-way through the West Bank of the Flats, terminating at Wendy Park on Whiskey Island.





Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation's award-winning Take a Hike program offers five, free, guided walking tours every week of the Gateway District, Warehouse District, Civic Center, Playhouse Square and Canal Basin Park.  


Each tour covers the history, culture, interesting trivia and future plans of the neighborhoods, AND actors portraying important Clevelanders from the past.  Admission is free. Donations are encouraged to help fund future tours.


Reservations are appreciated, but not necessary. 17,815 people have enjoyed the tours to date!  

Tours run from 5/16 to 9/16


The complete Take a Hike schedule can be found here:


Take a Hike


For more information, call 216.771.1994.

The Take a Hike Canal Basin Park tour


Take a Hike is presented by  Dollar Bank .  The program is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture . The tours also receive generous support from  Ohio & Erie Canalway  and  Downtown Cleveland Alliance.   


Cycle Canalway is a bike event for the whole family!


Riders will take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to the stop of their choice and bike along the beautiful Towpath Trail, finishing at Quaker Steak & Lube for lunch and entertainment






Learn more about Cycle Canalway


This year, the National Park Service will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral with programs in each of the major cities that held a funeral for Lincoln from Washington, DC to Springfield, Illinois. 


The Cleveland program will be held in Old Stone's Sanctuary on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm. The program consists of an introduction by a National Park Service ranger, followed by a one-hour presentation of Lincoln by Fritz Klein, an accomplished Lincoln actor. The presentation will focus on Lincoln's vision for America as he expressed it during his life - his vision of moving the nation from civil war to civil rights. The program is free and open to the public.


Lincoln detail from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument



Read more on Old Stone Church's Website


 Learn more about the NPS Program "Abraham Lincoln's Journey Home"


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.  


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