• Canton to Cleveland - An Urban Ohio Route

      67 miles - about 2 hours

      A drive from Canton, Ohio to Cleveland is a short interstate drive through mostly urban areas. But along the way there are some very interesting sights to see. You can check out some Pro Football history, visit the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, see a beautiful waterfall and ride a train in a National Park you may not even know exists, and finally, listen to a little Rock and Roll music.

      Here are some highlights along the route.

      Canton, Ohio (Starting point)
      The route begins in Canton, Ohio home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 1963 to honor the legends and to preserve the history of professional football. Since opening in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has grown in both size and stature transforming the original 19,000 square-foot Hall of Fame museum into an exciting 83,000 square-foot internationally recognized institution and travel destination.

      Akron, OH (Mile 24)
      'Tire-town', also know as The Rubber Capital of the World, is the home of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Akron is also home to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, a beautiful 70 acre estate built in 1912 by F.A. Seiberling, Goodyear’s founder. The attraction features a 65 room manor house, beautiful landscaped gardens with cottages and a conservatory, and a three bedroom gate lodge. The Gate Lodge is where Henrietta Seiberling had a discussion with Dr. Bob Smith and Mr. Bill Williams, both admitted alcoholics, which resulted in identifying the principles that were to become the cornerstone of Alcoholics Anonymous.

      Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Mile 42)
      The winding Cuyahoga, the 'crooked river- as named by Native Americans, passes through this seldom visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park as it meanders through the valley. The heart of the park is the Ohio-Erie Canal and Towpath Trail where you can travel the same path that mules walked to tow canal boats loaded with goods and passengers. There is also an opportunity for a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a round trip tour of the 33,000 acre park with several stops along the way. Another highlight of the park is the 65-foot Brandywine Falls located on Brandywine Creek. There is a short boardwalk trail to an overlook and a spur trail with steps to provide a closer look at the falls. Located nearby is The Inn at Brandywine Falls, a beautiful Bed and Breakfast built in 1848 and now on the National Register of Historic Places. The only lodging in the park, it has been luxuriously renovated and modernized to keep its historic Greek Revival appearance and character.

      Cleveland, OH (Mile 67)
      The route ends in Cleveland on the southern shores of Lake Erie at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. You can spend several hours touring this 150,000 square-foot museum that features seven floors and five theaters with exhibits that exist to collect, preserve and interpret the impact that Rock and Roll music has made on our world.

      The Route 82 Bridge over the Cuyahoga
      River in Cuyahoga National Park