The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (OECA) has launched its new “Explore the Canalway” interactive map on its website, with hundreds of customizable experiences and activities —through the 110 miles on the Ohio & Erie Canalway.
Visitors of the website, ohioanderiecanalway.com, can scroll to the middle of the page and interact with the map through three sections: 1. Location, 2. Activities and 3. Points of Interest. Users are able to connect to activities like biking, camping, and questing, along with visiting shops, restaurants, museums and historical sites.
“More than a year in the making, we’re thrilled to support our partners along the Canalway who work every day to keep our community a flourishing and vibrant place to live,” states Katelyn Freil, Communication Manager at Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and Co-Communications Director at Ohio & Erie Canalway Association. “We hope these adventures take you to new places, remind you of places you haven’t been in years, and prove to you that your National Heritage Area is the heart of this community.”
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association, run locally by Canalway Partners (in Cuyahoga County) and Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition (in Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties), is a National Heritage Area designated by Congress in 1996 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 America and our nation grow.
Annually, more than 2.5 million Americans find their way to the 87-mile Towpath Trail running through the heart of the Canalway.
For info, visit ohioanderiecanalway.com. If you’re a partner of the OECA and would like to submit information to the map, you can fill out the listings form at ohioanderiecanalway.com/for-our-partners/listings-form/.