The Stark County Canal Corridor The Jewel of the Canal Outdoor Recreation Paradise, Historical, Cultural, Heritage, Wildlife, Eco and GeoTourism, Unique Entertainment Venues, Specialty Shops and More.
Come and experience this exciting section of the Ohio & Erie Canal that extends for 25 miles through the area of Western Stark County physically connecting too six (6) different communities and six (6) other adjacent communities that is an outdoor lovers paradise and entertainment venues found no where else and is home to one of only four (4) operating canal boats in the State of Ohio. This section of the canal corridor is under the management of Stark Parks that is celebrating their 50th year anniversary where today, Stark Parks proudly manages 14 parks, 4 lakes, and over 100 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, totaling over 8,000 acres of land for biking, bird watching, boating, camping (primitive), canoeing, fishing, Geocoaching, Healthy Adventures, Hiking, Horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, mountain biking, rental facilities, outdoor programs, wildlife conversation center among others. The historic Ohio & Erie Canal runs 110 miles from downtown Cleveland to New Philadelphia and In a 2015 Economic Impact study by the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, the report indicated $408 million is being spent annually along the Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area (NHA) showing that it is an economic development catalyst today as it was almost 200 years ago.
Eco-tourism is attracting everyone from Millennials to Baby Boomers.Bird watching or birding is the fastest growing outdoor recreational activity in America and Heritage and Cultural Tourism is one of the fastest growing segments in the tourism industry. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation is a powerful economic development engine generating $887 Billion annuallyin consumer spending identifying 10 activitiesthat make up that consumer spending and the Stark County Canal Corridor has in place 7 of the 10 activities offering quality of life, investment and business opportunities.
One of the communities along the Stark County Canal Corridor is the City of Canal Fulton that is not only one of the last authentic canal communities remaining , but it is also home to one of only four operating canal boats in the State of Ohio. The other communities physically connected to the canal areMassillon, Jackson, Lawrence Township, Navarre, and Perry Township andthefollowing communities additionally located adjacent to the canal corridor and within Western Stark County, Brewster, Wilmot, Beach City, Sugar Creek Township, Bethlehem Township, and Tuscarawas Township.
Stark County Canal Corridor Canal Fulton - Featured
Canal boat, Canoeing, Biking, Hiking, Equestrian Trails, Bird Watching, Camping (primitive), Ghosts/Paranormal, Mobsters, Escape Room, Orbs in Motion, Victorian Wake, Edgar Allan Poe, Solfeggio Frequency and Cymatics, Team Building, Live Entertainment, Religious Events, Big Band Orchestra, Restaurants/bars, Tea Room, Antiques/Specialty Shops, Open Mic Night, Olde Canal Days Event, Yankee Peddler, Country Fest, Run-Walk Marathons, Christmas on the Canal, Historic Downtown District , Canal Era Museums, Live Theater, Warrior Dash, Glass Blowing Demonstrations, Scenic Byway runs through downtown and more.
Outdoor lovers Paradise - Historical and Heritage Tourism - Team Building, Escape Room, Victorian Wake Entertainment Venues found No Where Else - Specialty Shops - Food and Beverage - Entertainment and Tourism Packages can be Created and Customized