Friday, October 1, 2010

Miami Erie Canal Walk

The Miami Erie Canal links the communities in this part of Ohio historically and literally, running through them like an artery, the shallow, slow moving water and surrounding vegetation creating a corridor of beautiful habitat for wildlife. Through the efforts of the state and groups like MECCA, the Miami Erie Canal Corridor Authority and Heritage Trails Park District, the canal towpath is preserved for hiking, and it coincides here in my northwest part of the state with the Buckeye Trail, a hiking trail that loops the entire state. This means there is always a nice place to go for a walk in these parts.
Although I don't often see animals other than the occasional duck or groundhog on the path, I think it's because they hear me coming a long way off. Gourdo and I usually have the dogs with us when we visit the trail. But the scenery is spectacular, especially on these beautiful autumn days.


  1. Is this part of the New York State Erie Canal? We ride our bikes on the section near us. It's beautiful in the fall.

  2. yes it looks beautiful in autumn. You have taken pictures at the right time Julena. This seems to be a lifeline of your district.

  3. Bonnie, this is the Miami Erie Canal in Ohio.
    Rauf, in a way it is indeed so.

  4. JulenaJo, I was so curious about this I looked it up online. I didn't realize there was another Erie Canal other than the one in New York State. They look like twins!

  5. Hi Julena, I can see the appeal. I would love it too.

  6. Nice blog. There will be a Winter Hike along the canal with starting points in New Bremen and Minster this coming Sunday (Jan 9th) starting at 1 PM.

    ted wendeln

  7. The Miami-Erie Canal was created in western Ohio after the Ohio-Erie Canal was built to connect, via Lake Erie, to the Erie Canal in New York. Gov. Clinton of NY went to Ohio and helped start up the Ohio-Erie Canal. The Miami-Erie Canal is in much better shape then the Ohio-Erie canal unfortunately.

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