Towpath Trail



Constructed 192 years ago as part of the Ohio & Erie Canal, the Towpath Trail is a defining feature of the Cuyahoga Valley landscape. The Towpath Trail starts at Harvard Road, runs through the Cleveland Metroparks and the Erie Canal Reservation, and ends in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The project is a four-stage process and will help meet the goals of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Initiative. It is expected to be completed in 2021.

Stage 1

Connect the current Harvard Avenue terminus to Steelyard Commons. (Expected completion: spring 2020)

Stage 2

Extend the Towpath Trail along the border of Steelyard Commons. (Completed)

Stage 3

Link the northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Avenue. This 1.9 mile stretch connects Tremont, Steelyard Commons, and Clark Fields. (Completed)

Stage 4

Runs 1.5 miles from Literary Ave. to the future Canal Basin Park in Downtown Cleveland’s Flats. (Expected completion: 2021)