Exploring the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Part of a Series of Self-Guided Itineraries 

Bridge over the Cuyahoga River near Lock 29 Trailhead

Check out more than 40 miles (round trip) of riding within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Expect smooth sailing with frequent views of the calming Cuyahoga River.  Outside of the National Park, continue on the Erie and Ohio Towpath Trail north to Cleveland or southward through Akron.

Download the full Trail Trip for print or mobile and check out the highlights below:  

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park Beaver Marsh
  • The Everett Covered Bridge 
  • The Winking Lizard and the Peninsula Art Academy
  • Zoar Village and the Zoar Wetland Arboretum 
  • Cleveland’s Aquatorium

The Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Trail Trip also points you in the right direction for some side trips and excursions within a short drive from the trail.  For a longer stay, plan an extra day in Cleveland.

Looking to explore further?  The Story Maps linked below will give you some ideas!