Canal Society of Ohio - Activities

 

 

 

 

You are invited to the Joint 2014 Spring Tour/Field Trip

“Completing the Trail”

Presented by The Canal Society of Ohio and

The Pennsylvania Canal Society

 on April 25 and 26, 2014

 

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL IN AKRON OHIO

Make your reservations at the Holiday Inn-Akron West.  Ask for the special ‘Canal Society’ rate of $99.00 + tax.  This rate is good only until April 11th.  Make your reservations ASAP!  Note - this is the weekend of a huge basketball tournament and motel rooms are scarce!

 

PLANNED ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

See all the new works done by the City of Akron, City of Barberton, Summit County and the National Parks Service on construction of the towpath trail through the Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Barberton area.

 

PROGRAM

Friday, April 25:  Sign in opens at 5:00 PM in the hotel lobby (Pre Registration Required).  Get together and preview slide show at 7:00 PM by Larry Turner, a local canal authority, in the Holiday Inn ballroom.  Free to all.  Light refreshments will be served. Tables will be available for display and sale items.

 

Saturday, April 26:  Late sign in opens at 7:45 AM in the hotel lobby (Pre Registration Required).  Bus tour of the canal departs at 8:00 AM with the following places visited:  The Richard Howe House exhibits and grounds, Schumacher’s Mill exhibit at Cascade Locks Park, the Yellow Creek Culvert in the CVNP, the Bartges Street road bridge with towpath trail tunnel incorporated, the Floating Towpath with gathering area on Summit Lake, the Waterloo Road bridge and tunnel, the Trail Extension south of Snyder Ave. with two footbridges and a tunnel, the Vanderhoof Road trailhead with the two canals, old and new.  Lunch will be at the A.O.H. Hall on Brown Street.

Note - some hiking required.  Bring sturdy hiking shoes!

 

Saturday Night:  Banquet at the Holiday Inn ballroom starting with a social hour at 6:00 PM in the Holiday Inn lounge. A plated steak dinner for the hungry hikers will be followed by a presentation by Russell Pry, Summit County Executive.

 

TOUR COMMITTEE

Larry Turner – Chairman, Dan Schuster, Kay Sheldon, John Miller

 

QUESTIONS?

General info – contact Dan Schuster at 440- 237-9005 or email at DanSchusterCSO@aol.com

 

Registration info – contact Kay Sheldon at 440- 327-3816 or email at kcsheldon3342@yahoo.com

 

HOTEL INFO

1) Holiday Inn-Akron West, 4073 Medina Road (Rt. 18 at I-77 Interchange), Akron, Ohio 44333.  Phone 330-666-4131.  37 rooms reserved until ONLY APRIL 11TH.  Both Double Queens and Kings.  Special rate is $99.00 + tax.

2) Radisson Akron-Fairlawn, 200 Montrose West Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44321.  Phone 330-668-2270.  15 rooms reserved until ONLY APRIL 11TH.   Kings only at $125.00 + tax.

 

Tour Reservation deadline is April 18th.  No refunds after April 23rd.

 

MAKE YOUR HOTEL AND TOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!

AFTER APRIL 11TH YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO CLEVELAND OR CANTON TO GET A ROOM!

 

Printable Tour Sign Up Form (Word)      Printable Sign Up Form (PDF)

 

Printable Tour Flier (Word)      Printable Tour Flier (PDF)

 

 

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This page was last updated on March 19, 2014