- Location: (Map It) The Richard Howe House at 47 West Exchange Street in Akron, Ohio
- Phone: 330-374-5657
- Web: OhioandErieCanalway.com
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition: Before turnpikes, interstate highways and railroads, water was the easiest and cheapest way to travel. When the Ohio & Erie Canal opened in 1827, it was the first major canal west of the Appalachian Mountains. Today, the Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area; a place to experience trails, trains and scenic byways, canal towns and ethnic neighborhoods, working rivers and great lakes, industrial landscapes and green spaces, as you explore our state’s past, present and future. The canalway provides a variety of outdoor adventures. Visitors will encounter amazing museums, interesting historic sites, outstanding recreational opportunities and places of natural beauty in four counties stretching from Lake Erie’s shoreline to the historic village of Zoar.