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Old 05-06-18, 08:06 PM
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Keep in mind the bridges that are out in the Peninsula area until June. I haven't been over there yet to know of posted detour signs. I just watched a recent YT video of someone doing the similar Cleve-Akron trip, and they mentioned having to backtrack for the detour that he wasn't aware of. I would imagine you would have to take Boston Mills RD (West) to Riverview Road (South) for about 5 miles to Bolanz Road to get back on the Towpath. To my knowledge Riverview Road is "bicycle friendly".

Below is from Cuyahoga Valley National Park Services about the closures.
Trail Closures:
Sections of Towpath Trail Closed For Replacement of Four Bridges

1. Boston Store Pedestrian Bridge, just south of Boston Store Visitor Center
  • No south-bound traffic from Boston Store
  • No access to Boston Store from Lock 29
  • No through traffic. Anyone heading northbound will need to turn around at the closure.
  • There will be not access from the overflow lot as construction equipment will be stationed there.
  • No through traffic on the Valley and Buckeye Trails
2. Trail Bridge #4 , just south of Deep Lock Quarry
  • No south-bound traffic from Deep Lock Quarry
3. Trail Bridge #5 , between Deep Lock Quarry and Furnace Run at Hunt House.
4. Furnace Run Bridge, just north of Hunt House
  • No northbound traffic from Hunt House
I've been wanting to get to the Towpath to do certain portions, but I'm waiting for this all to clear up in June.

BTW Most of the towpath south of Rockside road til at least Akron is crushed limestone.

Enjoy your ride. Look forward to reading about your experience.

Last edited by Karmajack; 05-07-18 at 06:17 AM.
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