The Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows its namesake canal from Cleveland south to Zoar. When complete, the trail will eventually extend farther south to New Philadelphia, a total of roughly 110 miles. The trail itself is contained within a national heritage corridor that also includes an on-road scenic byway and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which operates between Garfield Heights in Cleveland to Canton.
The Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail is roughly divided into four segments: the Cuyahoga
and Tuscarawas sections. Cyclists wishing to ride only one way on the towpath trail between Canton and Akron can hop on the scenic rail for the return trip for a cost of only $3.
The Tuscarawas section runs between Massillon and Zoar. There are some gaps in the trail but they are easy to bridge. To continue south from Bolivar, you can pick up the Zoar Valley Trail
There are numerous things to see and do along the way, including cultural and historical sights and wildlife watching. For more information, visit the Ohio & Erie Canalway webpage (click on the link under Related Links).
Not quite as scenic as the sections north of Massilon. Also, the trail surface is rougher, especially south of Navarre. South of Navarre, narrow tires are not a good idea. We road 35mm and 1.5 inch tires and were OK, though the ride was a bit rough. There ...