Cleveland Metroparks

Virtual 5K Challenge

Join West Creek Conservancy for our Virtual 5k Challenge the month of July! Understanding the current world events and constraints, your West Creek Conservancy team has developed a virtual 5k challenge to mark our 4th year highlighting the trails that we help develop through the active format of hosting a run. We hope you join us by running one of our 3 highlighted trails, or creating one of your own, to support WCC’s mission to create a Greener Greater Cleveland!

Registration and more info available here: Virtual 5K Challenge

Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation

Located on 306 acres in Cleveland’s industrial heart, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation offers unique opportunities for discovery. The complicated relationships between people, industry and nature are explored through indoor exhibits and interpretive programming at the Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center. CanalWay Center serves as a visitor center on the busy Towpath Trail that runs from Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation to Akron.

The Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation stretches through the villages of Cuyahoga Heights and Valley View. The reservation follows a portion of its namesake, the historic 309-mile Ohio and Erie Canal. Together with the Cuyahoga River, the northernmost remaining 4.4 miles of watered canal provides wildlife management areas, fishing opportunities and scenic beauty. Picnicking, hiking trails, a 7.2-mile all purpose trail, and unique natural and cultural heritage interpretive graphics are also features of the reservation.

Observation decks and viewing areas provide exciting opportunities to see and hear red-tailed hawks, great blue heron, beavers, deer, orioles, yellow warblers, and other wildlife that abound in the bottomland forest. Rich in history, the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor extends between Cleveland and Dover.

Bald Eagles Nest in Cleveland for First Time in a Century

Cleveland.com Metro News |  February 28, 2018

Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River fire, a bald eagle rests in its nest on the Cuyahoga riverbank, the first nest in Cleveland in more than a century. The nest was constructed by an eagle pair this winter in a cottonwood tree in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation and amid Cleveland’s gritty industrial valley. It is about one mile south of Harvard Avenue and close to the Jennings Freeway. Until trees leaf out this spring, the nest is visible from the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath. When this photograph was taken, the pair had not produced eggs yet. Photo by Karen Lakus/Cleveland Metroparks.

Address and Contact Information

Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
East 49th Street Entrance
Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio 44125

216-206-1000 | canalway@clevelandmetroparks.com

Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Activities

http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Reservations-Partners/Ohio-Erie-Canal-Reservation-12.aspx

Ohio & Erie CanalWay Trail Maps

http://www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Map.aspx

Cleveland Metroparks Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandMetroparks

CanalWay Center Map