The Towpath Trail
St Marys , OH 45885
Access to Heritage Trails Park District’s section of the towpath trail can be found at 40 Acre Pond off of Glynwood Road, Lock 14 Park on Schillinger Road, Bloody Bridge Trail Head off of Co. Hwy. 182, and Deep Cut Historical Park on State Route 66. Parking is available at all locations.
The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline of the canal system. The Miami & Erie Canal was last used commercially in 1906.
This section of the Miami Erie Canal towpath trail varies from a gravel hiking path to grass surface. The entire path is level terrain for ease of hiking.
Pets on a leash are welcome.