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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Stark County provides 25 miles for hiking and biking, and more than 19 miles of horseback riding. The Stark County section is part of the 80+ mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area that connects Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties. 


Begin your adventure at one of the 13 trailheads along the Stark County portion through the former canal villages of Canal Fulton, Massillon, and Navarre. Enjoy picnicking at Lock 4, Lake Avenue, John Glenn Grove, or Craig Pittman trailheads.  Fish along the canal at Lock 4 or in the parallel Tuscarawas River. A primitive campsite located at Bridgeport Quarry is available for hikers and bikers touring the Towpath Trail; it is available for one night only on a first-come, first-served basis.


Rides on the St. Helena III, a replica canal boat, are available in Canal Fulton’s St. Helena Heritage Park each summer.


Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Western Stark County

Canal Fulton/Massillon/Navarre, Ohio 44646

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Local Number: (330) 477-3552
Fax: (330) 477-1211

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Towpath Trail at Lock 4

Biking, hiking, and fishing near Canal Fulton.

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