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Riding the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ohio has some of best trails I've biked on and the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail was another fun one. Also one of the busier trails with lots of riders and walkers despite the heat. I rode from Massillon up to Lock 4 Park in South Akron, where most of the pics were taken. Rode about 7.5 miles one way of more than 81 miles of the trail, it continues north to Cleveland and the shore of Lake Erie. Didn't have the time or a seat padded enough but maybe one day :) Enjoy

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MIPALADY23 1/27/2013 6:02PM

    I ride the Towpath through MD and WV, it's awesome. In the fall I was up to 28 miles in around 90 minutes. So much fun!

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RACEWELLWON 12/30/2012 6:37PM

    Wow nice ride ! Cannot wait to ride again , outside !

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FUTUREHOPE49 10/1/2012 7:19PM

    Beautiful photos! Looks like a very exciting place to be.
Please come and join us!
Woof! emoticon emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 7/28/2012 2:11PM

    Loved the photos! Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a great ride.

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KCNEWF 7/28/2012 11:25AM

    Looks like a great place for a ride in the shade!

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MISSLISA1973 7/28/2012 10:32AM

    BEAUTIFUL.

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ERNOINACTION 7/27/2012 1:09PM

    Sounds like a fun ride! Thanks for posting the pics. I just love the mid-west and all it's green landscape. You'll need to get one of those padded seats!

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GARDENQE2 7/27/2012 12:57PM

    Beautiful pictures!
I looked it up, but found no answer...do they still have boats with tow horses today?
That would be a great experienceto ride one!

Comment edited on: 7/27/2012 2:48:42 PM

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RUFFIT 7/27/2012 12:21PM

    Great Pics!!! Thanks for posting. Hugs, Moni

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 7/27/2012 11:23AM

    Beautiful, pictures. I hope you enjoyed the ride. Sounds like a fun adventure.

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/27/2012 11:19AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing your pics!

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LIZZYP609 7/27/2012 9:54AM

    AWesome Pics! It looks like so much fun!

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MNABOY 7/27/2012 9:22AM

    Trains are my hobby and the Erie Canal helped develop railroads indirectly/directly. We have a rail-to-trails park that will ultimately take us through the White and Arkansas River bottoms for 50+ miles. Beautiful pictures.

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TINAJANE76 7/27/2012 9:15AM

    Great photos, thanks for sharing!

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DEZZIEJAMES 7/27/2012 9:15AM

    I love seeing how the Locks and Canals work. We went up to Lake Superior locks at Sault St. Marie a few years ago!

Keep up the great work!!!

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LOVESLIFE48 7/27/2012 7:34AM

    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Makes me want to go out and buy a bike!! Have a wonderful and successful weekend my friend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/26/2012 11:55PM

    I got a really fancy Peugeot bike when we were stationed in Germany,I almost choked when I realized how much it was worth in North America ! So I have a fancy soft seat ,as long as I keep riding LOL I am worried it will get stolen if I stop somewhere !!!!

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SASIKHASI1 7/26/2012 11:22PM

    beautiful pics and sounds like a lot of fun.

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MANILUS 7/26/2012 11:00PM

    Nice distance and beautiful location! I got a new bike seat last month and my husband keeps asking me to use it, lol!

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USFBULL 7/26/2012 10:33PM

    Thanks for the photo's, have not been to that part of the country to often. emoticon

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NEWJULIE2008 7/26/2012 10:13PM

    great pics...looks like a cool place to ride...so do you ever see the horses on the trail?

Good job biking in the heat, I live in detroit and we're too hot up here


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