Towpath

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Towpath Trail closes for Akron RubberDucks fireworks nights and select downtown festivals. Signs are posted along the way directing users through the detour on these dates in 2019.

  • July 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

  • Aug. 2, 3, 15, 23, 24, 30, 31

  • Sept. 1

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.