The Incredible Towpath Trail Spans The Entire City Of Cleveland

Hiking is incredible in the Greater Cleveland area. Not only is our landscape a treasure trove of biodiversity, but our local, state, and national park systems have done a spectacular job of preserving natural areas in the region. There’s only one path, however, that will boast a jaw-dropping 101 miles of trails once completed. That would be like walking from Cleveland to Columbus – an incredible 1-day 22-hour journey, Google Maps estimates. Along this trail is beauty, nature, and history galore… you must explore at least a mile of this historical trail.

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As you hike this enchanted trail, you’ll find yourself traveling back in time. You will encounter remnants of Ohio’s canal days whether you hike for one mile or all 80. Are you ready to experience this dreamy hike? Lace up your hiking boots and don’t forget a camera – we’d love to see photos of your adventure! Share them with us on our Ohio Nature Lovers Facebook group or on Instagram using #onlyincleveland for a chance to see your photos featured!

For another chance to hike through history, check out these hidden ruins in the Cleveland Metroparks.