Monday, November 10, 2014

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closure for Canal Dredging

Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release

For Immediate Release – Friday, November 7, 2014
Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell), or

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closure for Canal Dredging
Towpath will be closed from Frazee House to Station Road Trailhead during weekdays

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily close the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), from Frazee House to Station Road Trailhead, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12 through Friday, December 5, 2014. The trail will be open evenings and weekends. No detour is provided. NPS maintenance staff will be dredging and working on the Ohio & Erie Canal. The maintenance dredging is needed to remove accumulated debris from the canal to allow a free flow of water in the canal and to mow the canal banks.

The closure is needed for visitor safety. Please respect the closure and plan your visit to the park safely by using different sections of the Towpath Trail during the construction times.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit
or call 330-657-2752.

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