For Immediate Release
Mineral City, Ohio — Learn how the Ohio & Erie Canalway altered Tuscarawas County’s environment, economy, and culture during a Historical Canal Hike on Saturday, Nov. 20. The hike is sponsored by Rural Action and Appalachian Understories.
This 2-mile hike on the towpath is ideal for participants of all ages and will start at 10 a.m. at the canal access point in Bolivar beside Fort Laurens. Dan Rice, President of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, will provide insight into this engineering marvel along the way.
“I’m most excited to learn about how canals enriched the lives of the communities in Tuscarawas County,” says Johna Metcalf, an AmeriCorps VISTA for Rural Action. “While Dan can provide the context for how people in the area interacted with the canalway in the past, I hope that participants on the hike can chime in with their memories, too.”
The hike costs $20 and will not require masks since it is an outdoor event. Participants are asked to be respectful of each other’s comfort levels regarding masks and social distancing. The hike will cover easy to moderate terrain. Please let us know of any accessibility accommodations we can provide.
To register and pay, please go to https://bit.ly/3q0So46. If you want other payment options or more information, please contact Rural Action’s office in Mineral City at 330.859.1050.
Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at www.ruralaction.org
Appalachian Understories provides natural and cultural historic tourism in Appalachian Ohio, hiring local guides, historians, and naturalists to create outdoor experiences for people. Our tours allow participants to enjoy the natural beauty of SE Ohio while learning about the rich www.appalachianunderstories.com/