ExploreAFoot Opens First Season

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ExploreAFoot Opens First Season

New Service to Help Visitors Explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is full of natural beauty, quaint villages and rich cultural experiences. Now, ExploreAFoot will help hikers and cyclists discover it all. ExploreAFoot offers customized routes, and suggestions for lodging and places to eat and drink along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail. Options are available for individuals or groups looking for multi-day adventures.

Those wishing to walk or cycle from Cleveland to Zoar can do so by following the towpath, in and out of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Your accommodation is booked and luggage is transported to the next destination - ideal for locals who want to experience a “staycation” close to home, and for those outside the area who wish to experience spring, summer, or fall in a national park. Travelers on a shoestring budget can take advantage of more economical day trips or available hostels, while more luxurious options are also available in local B&Bs and lofts along the towpath.

Explore-A-Foot is now “open for business”, with trails and accommodation open to hikes and bikers. Routes ranging from one to three days are carefully designed for each explorer’s needs with maps that can be accessed on a smartphone.

About ExploreAFoot

ExploreAFoot was created in response to a Knight Cities Challenge grant.  Brian and Tracy Davis submitted the idea to the 2016 Knight Cities Competition because they felt that Ohio’s only national park makes an ideal setting for multi-day hikes and bike trips.  The region boasts a scenic railroad, a historic towpath and villages dotted throughout the park. After experiencing walking holidays in Germany and France, the Davis’s saw the potential for similar outdoor experiences in Northeast Ohio.