Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway

  • Start: Cleveland, OH
  • End: New Philadelphia, OH
  • Last Modified: 2012-04-20 14:24:46
  • Total Mileage: 110 Miles
  • Number of stops: 30


We invite you to “Discover America - in 110 Miles” on the Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway. The blue and orange byway signs serve as your guideposts for a trip through our present and our past. They’ll take you on a journey over two centuries in the making - and one that continues to dazzle today. Use the signed route to explore the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. Along the way, you’ll discover a bit more about our corner of America and how a canal helped change the world. On the Byway, the scenes are ever-changing. Urban areas give way to rolling hills & dense forests as you follow the historic path of the Ohio & Erie Canal. Rivers flow alongside remnants of the canal - watered in some places, a gentle dip in the ground in others - and grassy plains unfold under expansive skies. Between Cleveland and Akron, you’ll travel through the heart of one of our country’s “Top 10” most visited National Parks. Bicycling in the National Park along our iconic Towpath Trail is a memory-in-the-making event. While there, double your fun with a $2 Bike Aboard! ride back to your car on the award-winning Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Or simply get out and stretch your legs on the Towpath, joining the 2.5 million people who travel its 81+ miles each year. Back in the car, enjoy moments of discovery & natural photo ops as you travel through circa 1800‘s canal-era towns. Revisit life when it traveled at four-miles-an-hour on a Canal Fulton canal boat ride. Stop to wander through Important Bird Areas and county parks. Grab your camera for the National Park, named one of the Top 25 locations in the world for nature photography. It’s easy to find your inner historian here too, as the Canalway has 385 Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore American culture and world-ranked attractions. Take in one of 20+ University Circle museums or the Cleveland Zoo’s African Elephant Crossing. Climb the steps of President McKinley’s Memorial or head to the National First Ladies’ museum. Wander in Zoar Village. Visit two Halls of Fame - Rock Hall & Pro Football - and see the beauty of Cleveland’s 1920s Playhouse Square - the world’s largest theater restoration. Our America’s Byway is not a single road - but a carefully mapped route designed for easy travel and your pathway to one-of-a-kind experiences and outings that are naturally fun. Come discover our National Heritage Area - 110 miles & endless possibilities - just waiting for you. Enjoy the views!

Stop #3:

Cleveland's Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #4:

Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #5:

University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #6:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #7:

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #8:

Ohio City Market District
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #9:

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #10:

Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland, Ohio

Stop #12:

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Cleveland, OH

Stop #13:

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Independence, OH

Stop #14:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Brecksville, OH

Stop #15:

Beaver Marsh
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Stop #17:

Ohio & Erie Canal (watered)
Peninsula, OH

Stop #18:

Village of Peninsula
Peninsula, OH

Stop #19:

Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park
Peninsula, OH

Stop #20:

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Akron, OH

Stop #25:

Pro Football Hall of Fame
Canton, OH

Stop #26:

Fort Laurens State Memorial
Bolivar, OH

Stop #27:

Zoar Village State Memorial
Zoar, OH

Stop #28:

Warther Museum
Dover, OH

Stop #30:

Schoenbrunn Village
New Philadelphia, OH

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