AKRON, Ohio - The final 0.6 mile section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Summit County was dedicated at the Wolf Creek Trailhead in Barberton.
Following a brief ribbon cutting, those who attended went on a short guided hike with a Metro Parks naturalist.
Summit County is the first to finish its leg of the towpath, completing 41 miles. When the entire trail is done, you will be able to travel from Lake Erie in Cuyahoga County to New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County.
"The towpath is helping with quality of life, giving people recreational opportunities. People hike, walk, run and bike the trial," said Nate Eppink, spokesman for Summit County Metro Parks.
Construction on the $1.8 million, 0.6 mile section began in 2011. It required a bridge be built over the Tuscarawas River, and over the canal, plus a tunnel under a rail line.
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