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“Canal Fulton - canal boat ride”

Canal Fulton Canalway Center
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Owner description: Operated by the City of Canal Fulton, the Canal Fulton Canalway Center is a staffed visitor and information center that promotes the cultural, historic and recreational assets of Canal Fulton and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Located in St. Helena Heritage Park along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the Center staff provide visitors with information about area businesses, attractions and events. Working with the Canal Fulton Heritage Society, the Center sells the St. Helena III Canal Boat tickets, as well as offers video and panel displays on the history of the canal and Canal Fulton. Groups are welcome. Accessible restrooms are available.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our Ohio canal boat adventure happened on a somewhat drizzly Saturday in July and this may have accounted for the low number of passengers. We found the Canalway Center, as described by others, to be clean with helpful staff. We didn't have time to see the DVD in full, but what we did see was interesting. (Our ride began at 2:30 p.m.; we had been alerted to show up 30 minutes early to view the DVD.)

The 50? minute ride was relaxing although the swarms of mosquitoes were VERY bothersome. I'd recommend a can of Off or other type of repellant. The guide was informative and talkative...perhaps a bit too talkative. The boat had somewhat uncomfortable benches for seating, but they served the purpose. Horses pulled the boat at about 4 mph, so it made for a relaxing experience.

It didn't seem as if tipping the guide was a custom; we didn't see anyone tipping, but we didn't ask. Sneakers recommended.

We recommend for anyone interested in waterways/engineering or early 19th century Ohio history. But bring some mosquito repellant!

3  Thank Charlie J
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great place to gather up information about area attractions. AC inside- there was a movie too, but we did not see it. The bathrooms are very clean.

Thank marusia
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you want to hike or bike the Towpath, you want to stop at this center and check it out. It isn't anything fancy but it has nice rest rooms, plenty of brochures of things to consider visiting in this region, and you can get details for the canal boat ride. The staff is helpful. There is plenty of parking. It is located on the Ohio and Erie Towpath trail. During the spring the parking lot can be flooded so if there has been a lot of rain, check ahead to see if you can access this site.

Thank GreenMark
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We regularly hike the towpath trail. This is the only access area nearby that has a center where you can ask a person any questions you might have, in person. You can purchase tickets to ride the horse drawn canal boat called St. Helena III in season. Only open on weekends this time of year.

Thank fritomann
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Canal Fulton is a great place to spend the day and don't forget to visit the Canal Fulton Canalway Center. This is a chunk of Ohio's history and a great place to learn about the Ohio canals.

Thank CheriS0913
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