A natural extension of the new branding identity and image that connects the community of Canal Fulton to nature and outdoor recreation is the complementing Business & Tourism opportunities.
YOU WANT AN EXPERIENCE, WE HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE. Pick your poison and you are on your way
TOURISM AND ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS -MAKE THEM MEMORABLE.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES– LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR START A NEW BUSINESS?
THINKING ABOUT MOVING– LET THE QUALITY OF LIFE AMENITIES GUIDE YOU HOME
THE COMMUNITY OF CANAL FULTON AT A GLANCE
Downtown Canal Fulton is one of the last remaining authentic canal towns in Ohio that is a registered Historic District where that old world charm is reflected by the variety of architectural styles for both businesses and houses alike.
Canal Fulton has one of only four operating canal boats in the State of Ohio.
Canal Fulton is the only community along the entire 110 mile long canal corridor that has their entire border along the Ohio & Erie Canal and that has water in the canal on a YEAR ROUND BASIS.
Canal Fulton is located along the Ohio & Erie Canal which is part of the Stark County Park System under the management of Stark Parks that represents 25 miles or about 23% of the 110 mile canal corridor, but attracts 52% or 1.3 million visitor's of the total 2.5 million visitor's to the canal corridor due to what this area has to offer.
Canal Fulton is unique by having two waterways running through the downtown in the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio & Erie Canal bringing outdoor recreation directly to the City’s front door and directly into the fabric of the community.
Downtown Canal Fulton has earned an industry wide reputation as a recognizable destination for both foot and bike races where multiple races take place each year from recreational to competitive drawing participants from AROUND THE STATE AND NATIONALLY.
In the works of downtown Canal Fulton being granted a National Bike Friendly designation and the Towpath to receive a new additional designation as U.S. Bike Route 21 that will put Canal Fulton on the bike enthusiast map on a national basis. A new YMCA to break ground in the near future that will include a swimming pool.
Scenic Byway routes are nationally designated scenic route by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to get people off of the freeways and connecting people to the National Heritage Area. A National Scenic Byway must have one or more of six "intrinsic qualities": archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic designed to promote TOURISM and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Note: There are more than 600 Scenic Byway signs directing motorist to visit this Scenic Byway tour route. Ohio currently offers 27 Scenic Byways, five (5) of which are nationally designated that includes the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Area.
Canal Fulton has a specifically designated Canalway Center providing a place to rest, to get information, restroom break to educational items on display and video. The canal boat is docked in front where tickets can be purchased.
Canal Fulton has a large parking area that can hold up to 200 vehicles that is adjacent to a large open field park providing ample staging and parking for major events both located adjacent to the Canalway Center and canal.
The backyard of Canal Fulton is the Stark County Park System that includes the historic Ohio & Erie Canal Canal Corridor under the management of Stark Parks that acts like the hub of a wheel where the spokes connect to more than 26 different communities where Stark Parks is celebrating it’s 50 years of history and proudly manages 14 parks, 4 lakes, and over 100 miles of hiking, biking, mountain biking and equestrian trails, totaling over 8,000 acres of land where people enjoy boating, camping (primitive), canoeing, kayaking, pontoons and paddleboarding, bird watching or birding, wildlife photography. There is 2800 acres open to hunting and there are 1200 acres of ponds, lakes and reservoirs for fishing with some of the best breeding areas for game fish.
TOURISM & ENTERTAINMENT 2020-Due to Covid-19 and the State of Ohio restrictions, most likely we will not be able to plan any events for 2020 and hopefully we can look forward to seeing you in 2021. Below are some of the events we had in 2019 that we can tie to a canal boat dinner cruise package or with the entire package taking place in the warmth and charm of a beautiful 1906 canal waterfront building.
Tourism, weekend get-away, sightseeing, family reunions, corporate events and all other reasons to share in an experience all have one thing in common, they want for that experience to be different and memorable.
Stark County Tourism: The Visit Canton Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau has identified 581,370 hotel rooms sold last year and consumer spending of $1.8 billion.
Canal Boat: One of only four operating canal boats in the state.
Walking, family strolls
Jogging, biking, hiking
Bird watching, nature watching
Eco -Wildlife tourism
Edgar Allan Poe
Victorian Wake: Historically Hysterical
Historical presentations and Live entertainment
Reputation for recreational and competitive local, state and national foot and bike races
Fishing with some of the best breeding areas for game fish
One of the top vintage toy stores in the eastern United States
English Tea Room in a 1901 Queen Anne home
Well known Teddy Bear shop
Vintage Ice -cream shops
Vintage Candy manufacturer and shop
Whiskey Craft Distillery and tasting room - live entertainment
Additionally located in the Canal Fulton area just 1 mile from the downtown is a 500 acre resort, RV park, campground, event center with a 25 acre fishing lake. This event center is known for bringing in national acts such as Blake Shelton and a variety of other entertainment options where they draw in several hundred thousand people annually and this is one of Ohio's top outdoor camping destinations.
Warehouse : The largest building in the downtown area and a leader in tourism and business. To find out what the Jewel has to offer and how this could be yours, click here Warehouse on the Canal
Canal Fulton Tour Services: This tour operator service is located in Canal Fulton that works directly with individual to corporate clients in creating entertainment packages and works with other tour operators and tour bus lines in creating specialty packages for their clients. The owner, Dennis can assist you from a variety of options to choose from. http://www.discovercanalfulton.com/tours.html
AUTHENTIC CANAL WATERFRONT COMMUNITY
A COMMUNITY TO SINK YOUR ROOTS IN TO LIVE, WORK AND ESTABLISH YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
Millennials are connecting to this community for what it has to offer
See this hip and vibrant community at a glance from the city administration, services and quality of life amenities that is attracting Millennials to Boomers.
Patiently waiting her turn at the popular outdoor Open Mic
Located in the Conservation Buffer Zone located along the canal representing a Quality of Life gathering hole
Would you like to be a part of this community where you can live and work out of the same location? There is a building and click here to go to that page: Warehouse on the Canal