About Us

Protecting, Preserving, Developing and Enhancing. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is dedicated to developing the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and Towpath Trail in Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.



Join Us! Experience the Ohio & Erie Canalway with our many events and programs.



Trail Development, Partner Updates, and More. Follow along as we provide the latest news about the Towpath Trail and National Heritage Area.



Support the Towpath Trail. As a member, receive discounts to certain events, our newsletter, The Silver Ribbon, and other perks.

Saturday, October 10 - 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Canal Tavern of Zoar

Join Us For Our Annual Bike & Brew

Join us for our annual bicycle ride and family-friendly Oktoberfest! Start with a bicycle ride at Canal Lands Park on Dover-Zoar Road, traveling to Fort Laurens in Bolivar and beyond.

Then, head back to Canal Lands and cross the street to the Canal Tavern of Zoar, where the Oktoberfest will begin. Enjoy live music, authentic German food cooked right at the tavern, good beer, and raffle prizes.


Our Partners

Canalway Partners

Sister organization of the OECC, Canalway Partners develops the Towpath Trail throughout Cuyahoga County by promoting historic preservation and interpretation, expanded recreational opportunities and sensitive economic developments.


Ohio & Erie Canalway Association

The OECA is a non-profit designated by the U.S. Congress in the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor Act of 1996 as the management entity for the National Heritage Area.