Towpath Trail X - Big Bend to Portage Path

by Kevin April. 21, 2010 8572 views

I haven't been out on the Towpath Trail since 03-05-2008 []. My past exploration of the Towpath Trail was between Cleveland and Independence, but now I am working the path in and around Akron.

The tracks of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

This series of flat stones has been laid on the ground to mark the actual trail of the Portage Path as it was surveyed by Moses Warren in 1797.

From here, the trail winds southwest and then southerly and up the hill throughout the park. Then North Portage Path and South Portage Path streets generally follow the trail, which continues south across Perkins Park and Wooster Avenue.

From there, Manchester Road for the most part follows the trail to the original bank of the Tuscarawas River, a total distance of 8 miles.

The Portage Path is now marked for all time in bronze to honor and memorialize the American Indian who for untold centuries preserved and cared for this land and its waterways.

The bronze statue commemorates the lives and the route of ancient peoples and marks the beginning of the Portage Path. It was made from a model created by Peter Jones, a member of the Onondaga tribe of New York State.

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Brandon Scott Erbse 2 years, 1 month ago

Very historic site walked across the street and looked in the Tuscarawas River and thought about it going all the way to the Gulf of Mexico

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