Primitive Campsites open in Cuyahoga Valley

With the growing popularity of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the opening of five primitive campsites within Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a welcome and needed move. Located at the Standford Youth Hostel, the campsites are near the center of the National Park. In addition to making the towpath a longer-term adventure, providing these new camp sites will also allow people to though-hike the Buckeye Trail in this area. This is a great enhancement to the already wonderful trail experience.

Reservations should be make at least 3 days in advance. The sites cost $15 per night, 6 people per site. The camp sites are for hikers and bikers only. Drive-up camping is not permitted. Camp fires are permitted only in a group fire ring. Firewood is provided.

To make reservations, call the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association Reservation Coordinator’s Office at (330) 657-2909, ext. 119, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For information regarding other camping opportunities along the Towpath Trail in Summit County, please call (330) 867-5511. For information regarding camping along the Towpath Trail in Stark County, please call (330) 477-3552.

 

New Towpath Trail bridge opens in downtown Akron

Ohio.com – New Towpath Trail bridge opens in downtown Akron

Last week, another milestone was accomplished in the quest to connect Cleveland to New Philadelphia along the Ohio and Erie Canal. The towpath is now complete between the City limits of Cleveland and Downtown Akron. Check out the 22 mile section of towpath through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park that has been reviewed by neoNaturalist.com.

It is a wonderful section of paved trail that gives a glimpse of natural and cultural history to anyone willing to get off the couch, or out from behind the computer screen and explore nature.

Get out and see it!