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Take a Hike: Canal Basin Park Tour

The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation offers free, guided walking tours of five distinct neighborhoods in downtown Cleveland. These award-winning tours feature actors and actresses portraying historic figures from Cleveland's past, and last about 1½ hours.

Sunday's tour is my favorite.  It begins down by the river:

'Enjoy tales from the early days of Cleveland while learning about Moses Cleaveland, the Cuyahoga River, bridges, the historic B&O Rail Station and plans for a 25-acre park and the extension of the Towpath Trail.'

Settler's Landing is the brick patio at the intersection of Superior Avenue and Robert Lockwood Jr. Drive.

Take Superior Avenue down the hill into the Flats (Eastern Bank), and where it dead ends is where the tour begins. 

Suggested street parking is located along Superior Avenue between West 6th and West 9th or along West 9th or West 10th Streets. Simply walk down the hill to the meeting point.

Take a Hike! is free, but donations are encouraged to help fund future tours. Tours take place rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  And, don’t forget to bring along your water bottle on hot days.

The tour ends around lunch time, so we might grab some eats nearby.

Take a Hike is presented by Dollar Bank.  Take a Hike is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  The tours also receive generous support from Ohio & Erie Canalway.  

Program partners include Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation,PlayhouseSquareBob Zimmer of Keller WilliamsDowntown Cleveland Alliance,Canalway PartnersCleveland Magazine, and WDOK Cleveland’s New 102.


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  • Sandy

    ron was great as our guide, the weather was gorgeous and I learned so much.

    August 24, 2014

  • Vera W.

    What a wonderful tour. I learned several new things about my hometown!

    August 24, 2014

  • Erica

    I ended up making plans in Hocking Hills instead so i will catch you guys soon!

    August 19, 2014

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