Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail is a 31.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Peninsula, OH that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

31.2 miles 648 feet Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

mountain biking
1 month ago

So much cool stuff to see and learn. It was an easy ride on a nice day.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Really nice ride. We only had mountain bikes with us but passed several people on road bikes. A great trip for history buffs.

walking
2 months ago

19.5 miles with 10 trailheads providing access. It is a great way to see the park and get as much exercise as you want. We really enjoyed exploring the trail at the Beaver Marsh/Boardwalk, Peninsula and Boston Visitor Center areas. Luckily our visit coincided with the harvest moon and we were also able to participate in a very popular three mile ranger-led full moon hike on the Towpath north from Boston...very memorable!

road biking
4 months ago

Great trail for biking, walking and running. The trail follows the CVNP train and has many places you can stop along side of the trail such as, the beaver marsh, Szalays farm market, Boston mills visitor center and several other locations. It's one of the greatest assets the CVNP has to offer!

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

The towpath is quite nice. I actually was able to follow it with any trouble. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice scenic trail.

2 years ago

road biking
4 years ago

Really neat trail in the Cuyahoga National Park. The trail runs between the Cuyahoga River and the old Ohio and Erie canal. You pass old limestone
canal locks every 1/2 to 1 mile along the trail. There are several visitor centers and point-of-interest marked that explain the workings and history
of the canal. Most bikers choose to start at the southern end of the trail and
bike north (which is a slight downhill grade), then catch the train back south
to complete the ride. The train stops at several stations just off the trail.
The crew takes excellent care loading your bike on the train and the cost is
only $2.00! Unlike most of our national parks, there is no admission charge.
If you would like to help improve and expand the trail system in the park you can make a donation to the Trail Forever endowment fund.