Canal Fulton Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath and Olde Muskingum Trails

Cleveland, Ohio

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Settled in the early 1800s, Canal Fulton has maintained and celebrated its rich canal history. Following the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail on the eastern side of the Tuscarawas River and the Olde Muskingum Trail on the west, hikers and bikers can enjoy historical landmarks and scenic views on both sides of the river.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cleveland

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cleveland

by Diane Stresing (Menasha Ridge Press)

Settled in the early 1800s, Canal Fulton has maintained and celebrated its rich canal history. Following the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail on the eastern side of the Tuscarawas River and the Olde Muskingum Trail on the west, hikers and bikers can enjoy historical landmarks and scenic views on both sides of the river.

© 2016 Diane Stresing/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cleveland
Distance: 5.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.5-5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail: 330-854-6835; cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation-department or ohioand eriecanalway.com/Main/Pages/The_ Towpath_Trail_56.aspx; Olde Muskingum Trail: 330-477-3552; starkparks.com/park.asp?park=16&view=9
Local Maps: USGS Canal Fulton and USGS Massillon; also at visitor center and trail website
Driving Directions: Directions to Canal Fulton: Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath & Olde Muskingum Trails

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