From leaves to berries - take only photos please.
Copyright 2010, Gigi Muir
From leaves to berries - take only photo souvenirs!
You’ll pass through five nature preserves along the Towpath Trail and in other parts of your visit to the Ohio & Erie Canalway, so please remember to take only photo souvenirs of your journey — protecting the region’s plants and wildlife is just as important as protecting yourself!
Removing any item from the preserve is a misdemeanor in Ohio and can result in a ticket. This extends to items you may not naturally think of — plants, tree limbs, rocks, leaves. Picking flowers and berries or feeding wildlife — including birds — also are prohibited.
You truly are walking in an area being “preserved” and you become part of the team keeping things in place. That’s why we’ll also ask you to stay on the trails too. They’ve been carefully placed to have minimal impact on the ecosystems flourishing around you.
Quick Links -
Here are links to the regulations and rules for each preserve — North to South:
Cleveland Metroparks - www.clemetparks.com/Rangers/rules.asp
Cuyahoga Valley National Park - www.nps.gov/cuva/parkmgmt/lawsandpolicies.htm
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County - www.summitmetroparks.org/InsideMetroParks/RulesAndRegulations.aspx
Stark Parks - www.starkparks.com/park_regulations.asp
Tuscarawas County Park Department - www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/Park/index.htm