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PHOTOS: Exploring the new section of the Towpath Trail and beyond


 
ODOTís new Towpath Trail segment

ODOTís new Towpath Trail segment

Towpath Trail beneath the I-80 bridge

Lock 29 Peninsula Depot

Lock 29 Peninsula Depot

At last weekend's Towpath Stomp event, Canalway Partners feted the newest addition to the ever-evolving Towpath Trail—a small but mighty quarter-mile stretch from Sokolowski's University Inn to Hart Crane Park (near Merwin's Wharf) with a passageway under the Inner Belt Bridge. (The new section also winds by the Cleveland script sign at the Abbey Avenue overlook, providing a prime perch for a quick photo detour.) It's all part of a $5 million effort by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to help reconnect Tremont with the Flats and other parts of the city.

To celebrate the trail's growth, Fresh Water photographer Bob Perkoski set out to photograph the Towpath Trail, documenting both the old and the new and their seamless connection through beautiful Cleveland and beyond.
ODOTís new Towpath Trail segment

ODOTís new Towpath Trail segment

Lock 29 Peninsula Depot

Lock 29 Peninsula Depot
Lock 29 Peninsula Depot

Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula

Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula

Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula

Towpath Trail beneath the I-80 bridge

Tow Path Trail beneath the I-80 bridge
Brecksville Station - Station Road Bridge Trailhead

Brecksville Station - Station Road Bridge Trailhead

Brecksville Station - Station Road Bridge Trailhead

Lock 38 at the Canal Exploration Center in Valley View

Thornburg Station in Valley View

Thornburg Station in Valley View

Rockside Road pedestrian bridge


Rockside Station - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Towpath Trail Valley View

Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights

Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights

Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights

Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights

Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights
 

Read more articles by Bob Perkoski.

In addition to his work for Fresh Water, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for Le Femme Mystique Burlesque and also designed Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology as well as Balanced Living magazine (through 2008). His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.
 
Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now calls the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood home. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception. 
 
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