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Summer 2018 Newsletter


We've just released our Summer 2018 Newsletter that includes:

Continuing the Journey
New Lodgings in Canal Fulton
National Park Service Alerts
Upcoming Events

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Fall 2017 Newsletter


We've just released our Fall 2017 Newsletter that includes:

What a ride!
2017 Knight Cities Challenge Winners
ExploreAFoot Supports Ohio and Erie Canalway Fundraiser
Time to be Dazzled by the 2017 Fall Colors!
May the Forest Be With You!
Upcoming Events
New Addition on to the Towpath 6 ExploreAFoot Special Offer
Out and About

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Spring 2017

View Cleveland To Zoar

Cleveland to Zoar in 3 Days

Take a 3-Day Self-Guided Cycling Holiday on the Towpath through The Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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The Towpath trail is ideal for groups, families, beginners or regular cyclists looking to combine easy riding with wonderful scenery, interesting towns and cities, and great food and drink. Families with young children will appreciate the off road trail and the Bike-Aboard program utilizing the Cuyahoga Valley.
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Watch Now on The Akronist

Video - Local bicyclists talk about their experience.

Akron-based Explore-A-Foot offers curated bicycle and hiking experiences that involve a different view of Northeast Ohio, using the Towpath and other scenic anchors. A group of local bicyclists talk about their experience, which included an overnight stay in the NOHO Akron Cascade Lofts in the Northside of downtown Akron. Watch Now on The Akronist

Spring 2017 Newsletter


We've just released our Spring 2017 Newsletter that includes:

An Event Calendar starting May 19th, 2017
ExploreAFoot Adds Cycling Options!
Exploring Trails Near Akron’s Sister City in Germany
Two New Accommodation Options and more...

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Press Release - 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.



Article - Exploring Chemnitz, Akron’s Sister City and the Mahlerweg

Brian and Tracy Davis were inspired to create ExploreAFoot while on a walking holiday four years ago on the Eifelsteig in Germany. They visited Chemnitz late last year. After being in Germany for work in November, the founders explored the “Holy Grail” of hiking trails in the Swiss Saxony area very close to border of Germany and Czech Republic.

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ExploreAFoot Spring Specials - Enjoy the Spring blossoms in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

An overnight adventure in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and downtown Akron

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October 2016


Cycling? Added Featured Three-Day Adventure: Cleveland to Zoar

Of course, you can start in Zoar and travel to Cleveland.

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Knight Cities Challenge Winners

This summer we were delighted to be selected as one of 37 Knight Cities’ Challenge winners! Given the fact that there were 4,500 applicants, this was a tremendous surprise! We are indeed honored to be included amongst groups that are pursuing initiatives as varied as (i) the University of Michigan’s “Sensors in a Shoebox” (youth are being trained to use sensors and data analytics to track environmental conditions), (ii) “Steel City Salvage” (the Delta Institute is establishing a reuse facility that will reclaim building materials from vacant homes in Gary, Indiana, to contribute to economic growth, create jobs and support businesses) and closer to home, (iii) another Akron based project “Innerbelt Bicycle Park” that will provide new life for an abandoned section of the highway (see: www.wkyc.com).

Needless to say, life has become very busy — starting with the Summit in Philadelphia, and with activities related to planning optimal routes for ExploreAFoot hikers (and cyclists), the creation of marketing materials, a website, and much more!

Join us by reading our newsletter, checking out our website and hopefully booking an overnight walking or cycling adventure.

Tracy and Brian Davis

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