Take a Hike Walking Tours-Canal Basin Park Tour

Enjoy tales from the early days of Cleveland

Take a Hike Walking Tours-Canal Basin Park Tour

June 25 - September 17

Sundays ONLY; 10 am

Flat Iron Cafe, 1114 Center Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Enjoy tales from the early days of Cleveland while learning about Moses Cleaveland, the Cuyahoga River, beautiful bridges, the historic B&O Rail Station and plans for a 25-acre park and the extension of the Towpath Trail. Be sure to bring your camera for some stunning photo opportunities. On select dates, keep an eye out for Carl Stokes sharing some of his personal history as well as his role developing the Clean Water Act following the infamous 1969 river burning. Mary Kelley may share stories of her husband, Alfred Kelley, the father of the Ohio & Erie Canal, during your tour.

Speakers:
Ron Reisinger, Canal Basin Park Tour Guide
Peter Lawson Jones, Mayor Carl Stokes
Marcia Mandell, Mrs. Alfred Kelley
Linda Witkowski, Mrs. Alfred Kelley

Parking:
Suggested street parking is located near the Flat Iron Cafe along Center Street or Merwin Avenue. Meters are free on weekends. There is also a small parking lot located across from the starting location.

Other information:
On varied Canal Basin Park tour dates, the Lorenzo Carter Cabin will be open for attendees to visit at the end of the tour.
Tours depart promptly at 10 am. Attendees are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to locate the tour guide in a bright yellow t-shirt.
No reservations are required.
All tours occur rain or shine.

Collaborators:
Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, with grant support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Ohio & Erie Canalway Association

Sponsors:
Dollar Bank, Playhouse Square, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Cleveland Public Library, Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation, Bob Zimmer with Keller Williams Realty, Cleveland Magazine