Towpath

Fireworks Detour Information

The Towpath Trail is closed at Lock 2 for Akron RubberDucks fireworks on the dates listed below. Detour signs are posted along the detour route. From the north, trail users will travel east on State Street, then south on the Main Street cycletrack to the Towpath near Spagehtti Warehouse. From the south, trail users will get on the Main Street Cycletrack at Spaghetti Warehouse and follow the Cycletrack north to State Street, then west on State Street to the Towpath Trail.

Game Days include:
May 2021: 4, 7,8, 21, 22

June 2021: 4, 5, 25, 26

July 2021: 2, 3,4, 23, 24

August 2021: 6, 7, 20, 21

September 2021: 3, 4, 5, 17, 18

Click here for more information about the Akron RubberDucks.

Bridging Urban Places with Green Spaces

Akron is truly a city within a park. The Towpath Trail Bridge (over RT 59) connects downtown Akron to the Towpath Trail and parks, trails and greenways of our region to the north. Downtown employees, residents and visitors can utilize the trail by getting on and off at Lock 1, Lock 2, Lock 3, State St., Bowery & Quaker St., the Towpath Bridge, Beech St. and the Mustill Store.

Towpath users passing through downtown are encouraged to take advantage of the amenities downtown has to offer including numerous dining destinations, entertainment, arts and culture amenities, shopping experiences, relaxing green spaces and historical and architectural gems.

Cascade Locks Park

As Akron’s urban park, Cascade Locks Park not only provides green space for downtown patrons, but is also the gateway into a regional network of trails, parks and greenways.

Explore the Cascade Locks Park and follow the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail to learn more.