The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is a vital part of Northeast Ohio’s economy.
In July, Senator Brown introduced a bill that would renew the National Heritage designation of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Corridor, which includes more than eighty miles of Towpath Trail that runs through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties. Sen. Brown’s bill would renew the canalway’s designation as a historic landmark for an extra ten years, making it eligible to receive federal funding.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Corridor attracts more than 2.5 million tourists per year and has leveraged almost $350 million since 1996 in private, local, state, and federal investments, including $85 million from the Towpath Trail alone.
- Cuyahoga Valley Railroad, towpath closed
- Dinner benefits Zeisberger Trail and Parks group
- Fate of Towpath Marathon, with 1,200 runners, in flux because of federal shutdown
- Tuscarawas County and the 1850 census
- Towpath Marathon rescheduled
- National park closings hurting business
- Towpath Marathon rescheduled for Nov. 3