HISTORIC CANAL FULTON Stark County, OHIO 2016 VISITORS’ GUIDE
HOME OF THE ST. HELENA III CANAL BOAT
More to See on Route 93
WELCOME TO CANAL FULTON
Canal Fulton, Ohio is conveniently located in northwest Stark County. Many adventures await Canalway cyclists between Canal Fulton and Massillon on the Towpath Trail. This historic canal town is home to a historic district boasting more than 80 homes, buildings and sites listed on the National Historic Register. Climb aboard the St. Helena III Canal Boat, hike, bike or canoe along Ohio and Erie Canal, visit the many shops, watch live glass blowing or play with the family at Sluggers & Putters or Clay's Park Resort.
CANAL FULTON CANALWAY CENTER
CONTENTS HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
CITY MAP SHOPPING
MORE TO SEE ON ROUTE 93
BACK COVER WEB MARKETING SERVICES, INC. P.O. Box 167, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614 For advertising information, call: 330.854.5530
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 Canalway Towpath Trail. The center’s staff provides visitors with information about area activities, businesses and events. In partnership with the Canal Fulton Heritage Society, the Canalway Center offers a DVD video and interpretation panels that present the history of the canal and the Canal Fulton area. Visitors can purchase St. Helena III Canal Boat ride tickets at the Canalway Center. The Canalway Center’s hours are: April: Saturday & Sunday Only; 10 AM - 4 PM. May thru September: Mon. - Fri., 10 AM - 4 PM Sat. & Sun., 10 AM - 6 PM October : Saturday & Sunday Only; 10 AM - 4 PM. November thru March - Closed Canal Fulton Canalway Center 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 330-854-6835 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides Operated by the City of Canal Fulton the St. Helena III Canal Boat rides offers the public the chance to ride a replica cargo canal boat pulled by two work horses, one mile south, and back on the original Ohio & Erie Canal. The boat travels past the renovated McLaughlin Dry Dock and Lock 4. During the one hour ride, the crew steer with a rudder and poles, while a historian on board provides facts and stories of life, during Ohioâ€™s canal era.
St. Helena III Public Ride Schedule 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm (weather permitting). Spring: May / Saturdays & Sundays Only. Summer: June - August / Every Day except Monday. Autumn: September - October 9th / Saturdays & Sundays Only.
Public RideTicket Prices: Adults (18 - 59) $8 Seniors (60+) & Veterans $7 Child (ages 6-17) $5 Child (5 & under) FREE with paid adult (Major credit cards excepted)
PUBLIC THEMED BOAT CRUISES Death on the Canal-Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Cruise June 18,19 / 25,29 @ 6:00PM Cost $37pp Cannoli Caper Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise July 10 @ 5:00PM $37pp Princess Cruise & Picnic W/Dragonfly Tearoom July 23 @ 4:30PM $23pp Taming of the Shrew-Shakespear Cruise Aug. 20,21 / 27,28 @ 6:00PM $23pp Adams Family Dinner Cruise Sept. 10 @ 6:00PM $37pp Spirits & Spirits Cruise W/Haunted Heartland Tours Miller Doan Tavern & Canal Spirits June 17 @ 8:30PM Oct. 14,15 @ 6:30PM
Wildlife Photo Credits Micheala Johanson Dennis Downing
Canal Fulton Canalway Center St. Helena Heritage Park 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614 Canalway@cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov Www.cityofcanalfutlon-oh.gov
HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS Oberlin House Built during the height of the canal-era in 1847, is a “salt-box” style structure that serves as a living museum, and is decorated and furnished with antiques suitable to the period. The Oberlin House is located a couple blocks North of the Canalway Center. Contact the Canalway Center for hours of operation.
Old Canal Days Museum Once known as the “smallest museum in America”. The museum houses a colorful display of Canal Fulton’s history and an excellent collection of tools used to build and repair canal boats. On display are some interesting and unique pieces of Canal Fulton memorabilia and a number of photos depicting a variety of aspects of early Canal Fulton life. There is also an assortment of maps, photos and displays regarding life along the Ohio & Erie Canal. The museum is located at the entrance of the St. Helena Heritage Park. Open during the boat season, Sat. & Sun. 12-4 pm.
For more information Visit the Canal Fulton Heritage Society’s website cfheritage.org
For the Glory of the Game of Base Ball! Vintage Base Ball is a gentlemen's game that is based off of the rules of the game established in the 1850’s, 1860’s, or 1880’s. Players dress in period clothing and use equipment that is representing of the time. Vintage base ball itself has been around since the 1980s and there are currently teams located all over the United States. The Canal Fulton Mules formed in 1994 with the support of the Canal Fulton Heritage Society. The Mules uniform top consists of various shades of blue or green plaid with khaki bottoms. Their cap is a Boston style cap with a white star on the top. To complete their uniform, a tie fashioned into a bow and a sash with their mascot, a mule, on it to represent the mules that pulled the canal boats. Each year the Mules participate in tournaments all over the state of Ohio and some in Michigan. For more information and the team’s baseball schedule, visit their web site; www.canalfultonmules.wix.com/canal-fulton-mules.
THE ARTS OPEN-MIC NIGHTS at PUBLIC SQUARE Enjoy free entertainment every Saturday evening through the summer months. Open-Mic Nights at Public Square, located at the corner of N. Canal St. & Market St. starts in early May and continues until late summer. A variety of performers come from as far as Cleveland to share their love of music. Come down and visit the quaint historic downtown district and stroll the specialty retail shops and eateries. For more information, visit the web site: www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com
OPEN-MIC PERFORMERS AT PUBLIC SQUARE
CANAL FULTON PLAYERS Facebook.com/The Canal Fulton Players Official Page 330-494-1022 The Canal Fulton Players were formed in 2005 and performed their first production, Arsenic and Old Lace, in October, 2005. A primary advocate of the concept of environmental theatre, open auditions, and performing new plays, the Canal Fulton Players have brought a different approach to theatre in the Western Stark County area.
CANAL FULTON â€œMUSIC MAKERSâ€? COMMUNITY BAND www.canalfultonband.com 330-854-2353 A 100% volunteer band, made up of local musicians from varying backgrounds, offering free concerts to the community during the summer and holiday season. Check their web site for updated performances
GLASS BLOWING AT CANAL FULTON GLASSWORKS
CANAL FULTON GLASSWORKS
WAREHOUSE ON THE CANAL 239 N. Canal St. Canal Fulton, OH 44614 330-949-1717 Facebook.com/warehouseonthecanal
215 Market St. West. Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 (330) 854-2966 www.canalfultonglassworks.com Canal Fulton Glassworks is a fully equipped offhand hot glass studio and art gallery housed in a historic building built in 1814. The art gallery showcases over 3,000 handmade pieces by Ohio based artisans in various mediums including fused glass, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, turned wood, stained glass, and more.
Live entertainment where we bring historical events and characters back to life with a twist. Victorian Wake and spiritual journeys. We provide both evening and matinee events.
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V-Li’s Thai Cuisine Restaurant
CANAL GRILLE 2223 Locust St. 330-854-3600 www.CanalGrille.com
Canal Grille Restaurant
BOCCA GRANDE ITALIAN RESTAURANT 4490 Erie Ave., N. 330-832-2162 www.boccagrande.com
V-LI’S THAI CUISINE RESTAURANT 129 N. Canal St. 330-854-5344 www.vlisthaicuisine.com
RESTAURANTS Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop 116 S. Canal St., 330--854-4TEA www.dragonflytearoom.com
Sister’s Century House Restaurant 123 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-9914 / www.canalfultoncenturyhouse.com
V-Li’s Thai Cuisine Restaurant 129 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-5344 / www.vlisthaicuisine.com
4 Oser’s Deli & Dairy & Deli 102 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-3892 5 Speak Easy Coffee & Conversation 128 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-408-7667 / www.canalfultonspeakeasy.com 6 Canal Grille 2223 Locust St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-3600 / www.canalgrille.com
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT 1 St. Helena III Canal Boat 125 Tuscarawas St., 330-854-6835 www.discovercanalfulton.com
7 Bocca Grande Italian Restaurant 4490 Erie Ave., NW Canal Fulton, OH 330-832-2162 / www.boccagrande.com
Canal Fulton Canoe Livery 219 W. Cherry St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-4008 / www.cfcanoe.com
Clay’s Park Resort RT. 93 & Patterson Rd., N. Lawrence, OH 800-860-4386 / www.ClaysPark.com
TAVERNS 8 Canal Boat Lounge 119 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-9902 9 Miller-Doan Tavern 122 East Cherry St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-970-0638 / www.millerdoantavern.com 10 Canal Spirits Craft Distillary 103 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-806-1657 www.canalspirits.wix.com/craftdistillery
4 Sluggers & Putters Family Fun & Sports Park Corner of Portage & Lafayette , Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-6999 / www.sluggers-putters.com
SHOPPING 1 Brimstone Bicycles 133 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-970-0911 2 Bittersweet Antiques & country Finds 111 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-465-5468
3 Rustic Rewind Boutique 109 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH (lower level) 330-356-6594
4 Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop 116 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330--854-4TEA / www.dragonflytearoom.com ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Fulton House On Pleasant Hill 451 E. Cherry St., Canal Fulton 866-773-5377/ www.fultonhouse.com 2 Best Western N. Canton Inn & Suites 6889 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 800-804-8026 / www.bwnorthcanton.com
5 OnEarth Studios 104 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330--705-3835 / www.onearthsudios.com 6 Keillor’s A Teddy Bear Shoppe 117 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-0481 / www.keillorsteddybears.com
3 Microtel Inn & Suites 7046 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 330-966-7551 / www.microtelinn.com
7 Earth Mothers & Metaphysical Bouttque 142-1 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330--952-2499
4 Courtyard By Marriot 4375 Metro Cir NW. Canton, OH 877-TOP-ROOM / courtyardcanton.com
8 The Toys Time Forgot 137 E. Cherry St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-1700 / www.toystimeforgot.com
5 Hampton Inn Massillon First St. SW, Massillon, OH 330-834-1144 / www.HamptonInn.Hilton.com
9 Canal Fulton Glassworks 215 Market St. W., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-2966 / www.canalfultonglassworks.com
SHOPPING HISTORIC DOWNTOWN In the historical downtown of Canal Fulton you will find the Union Block Station built in 1876, and a variety of specialty shops like The Toys Time Forgot, Keillor’s Teddy Bear Shoppe, Deliciously Diifferent Candies, where you’ll want to be sure to get your Canal Mud. Be sure to check out Rust and Found for unique pieces of refurbished and one of a kind décor. If you happened to come by way of the bike-trail, you may want to stop in the newly opened Brimstone Bicycle Shop and check out their selection of bikes and service department. After stopping at the Speak Easy Coffee & Conversation for coffee, stroll over to the Canal Fulton Glassworks Glass Studio & Art Gallery. Free public glass blowing demonstrations are available Saturday afternoons. We’re sure you’ll work up an appetite while shopping and there are a nice selection of restaurants you can select from like V-Li’s Thai Cuisine Restaurant, Sisters Century House Restaurant,
Dragonfly Tea Room or if you’d just like a juicy grilled burger at the Canal Boat Lounge on their deck looking over the canal. And of course there’s always room for your favorite ice cream at Oser’s
THE TOYS TIME FORGOT www.toystimeforgot.com 137 E. Cherry St. Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 (330) 854-1700 / 888-888-4468 Recapture your childhood memories. Over 4,000 sq. Ft. Of vintage classic toys & TV memorabilia, specializing in 50’s and 60’s baby boomer toys. Also vintage and newer collectibles, action figures, comic books, and non-sports cards. Come in and check out the toys your mom threw out.
Dairy & Deli or Cherry Street Creamery. All this is just a very short walking distance from the towpath and the Canalway Center.
CANAL FULTON GLASSWORKS CANAL FULTON GLASSWORKS www.canalfultonglassworks.com 215 Market St. W. Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 330-854-2966 The gallery features over 3,000 handmade art works in multiple mediums by over 50 Ohio based artisans. Glass - Ceramics - Jewelry - Turned Wood - Furniture - Paintings - Prints Support the local economy and buy Ohio! Come visit the art gallery which was built in 1814 - one of Stark County's oldest buildings. Hands-on learning; take a glass blowing class; learn to make a unique paperweight, learn to make glass beads, or metal jewelry. Classes scheduled on Saturday mornings (10AM till Noon), art work pickup the following Monday. Special groups may be scheduled for tours and classes at other times. Family friendly, 100 yards from Ohio and Erie Canal hike / bike path.
DELICIOUSLY DIFFERENT CANDIES BRIMSTONE BICYCLE www.BrimstoneBicycles.com 109 S. Canal St. Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 (330) 970-0911 We have a wide range of bikes and products for every rider's needs from young to old. If we don't have it, we can get most items for you within a day or two. Stop down and check us out, we'd love to help you out
HERITAGE STUDIO & ART GALLERY
CONGRESSMAN RALPH REGULA TOWPATH TRAIL PARK This park encompasses the 25-mile Stark County portion of the 110-mile Ohio and Erie National Heritage Canalway which extends north to Cleveland and south to New Philadelphia. The trail and bordering parklands follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal through deciduous forests and rural and urban landscapes. The park and towpath trail extend through what once were three thriving canal villages, now the cities of Canal Fulton and Massillon and the Village of Navarre. The shady, flat terrain parallels the Tuscarawas River. In many areas the old canal is visible. In the Canal Fulton area, the canal has been preserved, allowing for rides on a replica canal boat, the St. Helena III, during spring and summer. South of Canal Fulton is Lock 4 trailhead with areas for picnicking and fishing. There are 14 parking lots allowing access to the 25-mile park, which parallels the Ohio & Erie Canalway Scenic Byway for automobiles.
CLAY’S PARK RESORT 13190 Patterson Rd. N. Lawrence, OH. 44666 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4386 www.clayspark.com Clay’s Park Resort is just 20 minutes from Akron/Canton with over 500 acres of family fun including water park, campground, festivals and group outings. The Adventure Water Park has dual 150 foot , Wet Willie water chutes, dual zip lines, 18-hole miniature golf, skate parks and kayaks.
CANAL FULTON CANOE LIVERY 219 W. Cherry St. (Rt. 93) Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 330-854-4008 / 800-618-0006 www.cfcanoe.com Canal Fulton Canoe Livery is a family-orientated canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, and primitive camping establishment. Enjoy their 18-hole miniature golf course. Their most popular trip is the Peddle and Paddle, which includes canoeing or kayaking on the Tuscarawas River and bicycling on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath and the Stark County Park trails. Come enjoy the beautiful Tuscarawas River and historic Canal Fulton. Visit the web site for discounts, package deals, and coupons.
SLUGGERS & PUTTERS FAMILY FUN PARK 333 Lafayette Dr. (corner of Portage & Lafayette) Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 330-854-6999 www.sluggers-putters.com Family fun for everyone at this 18 acre outdoor family entertainment center. Follow the yellow brick road the 19 action packed holes of fun at Ohio’s #1 adventure mini golf course. Take the checkered flag at thunder road speedway. Make a splash at the bumper boats. Check out the rock climbing wall, dodge-em bumper cars and the monkey jumper.
MORE TO SEE ON St. Rt. 93 There’s many more places to see and visit on this rural western route of Stark County. Most of these local destinations are less than thirty minutes from Canal Fulton.
AMISH DOOR VILLAGE
Wineries THE WINERY AT WOLF CREEK www.wineryatwolfcreek.com 2637 S. Cleveland MassillonRd. Norton, OH. 44203 (800) 436-0426 First founded in 1980 by Andrew Wineberg on 10 acres of land, The Winery at Wolf Creek has been producing and selling mostly Ohio grown wines for over two decades. Open 7 Days a Week Monday–Thursday Noon–9 p.m. Friday & Saturday Noon–11 p.m. Sunday Noon–9 p.m. Located off State Route. 21, just 25 min. North of Canal Fulton.
THE WINERY AT PERENNIAL VINEYARDS www.perennialvineyards.com 11877 Poorman Street Navarre, OH. 44662 (330) 832-3677 Perennial Vineyards, located in an 1860’s dairy farm at the northern edge of Ohio’s Amish Country. Visit them on weekends for live music or a special event. Dine on great appetizers, specialty brick-fired pizzas. Open Tuesday thru Saturday. Located off St. Rt. 93, 15 min. South of Canal Fulton.
www.amishdoor.com 1210 Winesburg St., US 62 Wilmot, OH. 44689 (330) 359-5465 / 888-264-7436 Experience the finest in Amish cooking, luxurious lodging, unique shopping and quality entertainment. The Amish Door boast a large restaurant, bakery, 52 room Inn with indoor pool, market and deli,3 specialty shops, dinner theater, banquet and conference center. Closed Sunday.
MAPS AIR MUSEUM www.mapsairmuseum.org 2260 International Pkwy. North Canton, OH. 44720 (330) 896-6332 Maps Air Museum is dedicated to educating people about then history of aviation. The museum showcases 28 military aircraft in various stages of restoration and a gallery Gallery of Heroes that displays artifacts from our nation’s military conflicts.
MAPS AIR MUSEUM
HARRY LONDON CANDIES AND FANNIE MAY CONFECTIONS
SHEARER’S MARKETPLACE FACTORY OUTLET STORE
www.harrylondon.com 5353 Lauby Rd., North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 494-0833 / 800-321-0444 Visit the largest chocolate factory in Ohio and take a 45 minute guided tour and taste fresh chocolates throughout the tour and then shop in the beautiful 5,000 sg. ft. retail store. Visit the web site for factory tour and store hours.
www.shearers.com 692 Wabash Ave. N Brewster, OH. 44613 (330) 767-3426 / 888-473-2824 Shearer’s Marketplace Factory Outlet offers Shearer’s potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, cheese curls and more in regular and bulk packaging. There are daily specials, tasting opportunities and more.
ORRVILLE RAILROAD www.orrvillerailraod.com 142 Depot St. Orrville, OH. 44203 (330) 683-2426 Take a step back in time with a leisurely train ride. Board the train at the historic Orrville railroad station and depot museum. Several events and excursions throughout the year. Visit our web site for excursions and events.
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We offer Lunch & Dinner Shows where customer interaction and participation brings a fresh approach to both evening and matinee entertainment. For information on private parties, birthday and holiday parties and other types of celebrations at The Warehouse On The Canal 239 N. Canal Street, Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 contact us at: email@example.com / call (330) 949-1717
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We specialize in customizing tours for groups (generally 25 or more people) such as youth groups, churches, corporations, senior centers and clubs, other tour operators and families throughout the Canal Fulton area. Contact Us: 330-854-5530 / Email: tours@DiscoverCanalFulton.com Visit us on the web site; DiscoverCanalFulton.com
CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL
30 Jack Cullen Memorial Trout Derby Lock IV, Canal Fulton www.starkparks.com/programs
29-31 Midwest Reggae Fest Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.clayspark.com
MAY 7 Free Comic Book Day Super Celebration The Toys Time Forgot 330-854-1700 www.toystimeforgot.com 7 Mother of All Races 5K & 10K Run Northwest High School 8580 Erie Ave. NW, Canal Fulton www.OhioChallengeSeries.com 14 Kick-Off to Summer City Event St. Helena Heritage Park 330-854-6835 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com 21 The Blitz Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.theblitz.events 27 The Triathlon Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.championracing.net
AUGUST 6 The Trial of Lizzie Borden Warehouse On The Canal 330-949-1717 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com 7 Life After Death Warehouse On The Canal 330-949-1717 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com 20-21 Warrior Dash Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.clayspark.com
SEPTEMBER 3 Victorian Wake Warehouse On The Canal 330-949-1717 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com
9-10, 16-27, 23-24 Yankee Peddler Festival Clay’s Park Resort 800-535-5634 www.YankeePeddlerFestival.com
9-11 The Country Fest Musical Festival Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.thecountryfest.com
17 The Trial of Lizzie Borden Warehouse On The Canal 330-9491717 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com
2 Fourth of July Fireworks - Dusk Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.clayspark.com
15 Victorian Halloween Warehouse On The Canal 330-949-1717 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com
14-16 Old Canal Days Festival Canal Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce 330-854-9095 www.CanalFultonChamber.com 23 Kevin Peck Memorial Run Run / Run-Walk St. Helena Heritage Park Hosted by NW Runners Club www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com
Every Weekend Fall Days at Clay’s Park Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN www.clayspark.com
DECEMBER 3 Christmas On The Canal Historic Downtown Canal Fulton 330-854-6835 / 330-854-5530 www.DiscoverCanalFulton.com *All Events & Dates are subject to change without notice
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND VETERANS BOOTS ON THE GROUND (5k and 5mile run / walk)
June 12th, 2015 at 8:00am St. Helena Park Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 Info: visit the website: www.runcanton.com Call: Brimstone Bicycles 330-970-0911 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 HOUR EAGLE-UP ULTRA July 25-26, 2016 / 8AM Introducing Stark County's first and only 24-hour endurance race. You have 24 hours to complete 100 miles, 100 kilometers (62 miles), 50 miles or 50 kilometers (31 miles). Compete as an individual or relay team. Registration is available for 4-person and 8-person relay teams for the 100 miles.
St. Helena Park Canal Fulton, OH. 44614 Info: visit the website: www.runcanton.com Call: Brimstone Bicycles 330-970-0911 Email: email@example.com