We have just received word from the National Park Service that they have had the opportunity to further assess the recent flood damage to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. As of this writing, the trail is OPEN between Boston Store Visitor Center and Lock 39 in Independence.
However, they plan to open the section between Boston Store and Lock 29 in Peninsula by this evening (Friday May 16). So, our Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on Saturday, May 17 will proceed as planned! The forecast is calling for showers and near-record low temperatures, so be sure to dress for the weather!
Other events taking place around the Cuyahoga Valley tomorrow that you may want to check out:
- Countryside Farmer's Market: 9:00am - 12:00pm
This normally takes place at Howe Meadow on Riverview Road, but has been re-located to Old Trail School at 2315 Ira Road.
- 24th Annual River Day - Volunteer to clear trash, plant native species, remove invasive species, and learn history and natural science. Canoe, kayak, bike, hike, view wildlife or simply enjoy the view – come help us celebrate and protect our Cuyahoga Valley! See the Friends of the Crooked River web site for more details.
- The National Park Service invites the public to the Grand Opening of Canal Exploration Center, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), 10:00am - 4:00pm. Located at the corner of Canal Road and Hillside Road in Valley View, and formerly known as the Canal Visitor Center, the center has been closed since May of 2013 for extensive renovation and expansion. This historic building now features in-depth, interactive exhibits that allow children and adults to navigate a canal boat through a lock, explore the nation’s canal system, or eavesdrop on Canal Chat conversations.