Take the Ohio & Erie Canalway Byway east from Massillon to visit Canton. Part of the National Heritage Area, Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
Wherever possible, the Byway follows the path of the old Ohio & Erie Canal from Dover to Cleveland, which is why you’ll often find it traveling next to the Towpath Trail as well as a later form of transportation — the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
As it works its way south from Cleveland, the Byway passes through a number of towns with canal-era roots: Boston Mills (1811); Jaite (1905); Kendal (1812); Peninsula (1834); Akron (1825); Barberton (1891); Clinton (1816); Canal Fulton (1826); Massillon (1826); Navarre (1834); Bolivar; Zoar (1817); Dover; and New Philadelphia (1804).
Driving the length of the Byway shows the diversity of our region, from a northern frame where an industrial landscape dominates with a complex matrix of bridges, smokestacks and factories to a southern scene of greenery consisting of farm fields, nature preserves and river corridors.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway is officially designated as both an Ohio State Scenic Byway (1996) and an America's Byway (2000).