Towpath Trail


Named in remembrance of the horses and mules towing the boats along the Ohio-Erie Canal back in the 1800s, the Towpath Trail is 2.7 miles of grassed trail that run along the Scioto river and the old Ohio-Erie Canal.  It’s hard not to wonder what it was like back in the 1800s as the boats made their way with their supplies as you trail through woods, past Wetlands and farm fields as well as a rock quarry. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Osprey and Eagles that frequently nest near the quarry and fly over and around the trail. There is a short trail that heads eastward that is a part of the Pickaway Trial that runs from Circleville to New Holland. This small piece of the Pickaway Trail will take you out to where the old railroad abutments once supported the train tracks crossing the Scioto River and allow you to access the Richards River Trail. The Rock Quarry is Shelly Materials and features a lake that is not open or available to the public please respect the private property and stay on the trail.


Canal Park and Trail Map

Location: Canal Park, 23352 Canal Road
Circleville, OH 43113
United States