The Cuyahoga River is now an Ohio Water Trail
The Cuyahoga River is a symbol of efforts to clean up America’s waterways.
Famous for catching fire, the Cuyahoga is now sparking excitement. Wildlife and people are returning. In designating the Cuyahoga River Water Trail, community partners are taking advantage of new opportunities and create a lasting legacy.
- Increase public access to and along the Cuyahoga River for all people.
- Share resources to create better and safer experiences for visitors.
- Enjoy the health and beauty of the Cuyahoga River.
- Boost tourism and economic development in nearby communities.
Ohio’s 13th State Designated Water Trail
Thanks to this designation, you can enjoy:
- 24 public access points along nearly 90 miles of river.
- A diverse variety of paddling experiences including: calm and scenic waters near Hiram, challenging white water in the gorge of Cuyahoga Falls, naturally remote areas in Summit Metro Parks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the industrial shipping channel in Cleveland.
- The lasting legacy project of the rejuvenation of the Cuyahoga River, which in 2019 celebrated 50 years since the infamous 1969 fire.
News & Alerts
A new chapter in the Cuyahoga River’s history began yesterday as crews began demolition of the Brecksville Dam, located next to the Towpath Trail.