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HISTORIC CANAL FULTON The Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor of Western Stark County, OHIO








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 in 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 at Canal Fulton Glassworks, assortment of live entertainment at the Warehouse On The Canal or play with the family at Sluggers & Putters and Clay's Park Resort.

CANAL FULTON CANALWAY CENTER 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. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your ride time in order to purchase tickets and view the DVD presentation entitled “Our Canal Heritage” before you board the canal boat. St. Helena III Canal Boat ride tickets can be purchased at the Canalway Center.
















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CANALWAY CENTER BUSINESS HOURS 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:

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 Ohio’s canal era.

St. Helena III Public Ride Schedule 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm (weather permitting). Spring: May 13 -28 / Saturdays & Sundays Only. Summer: May 30 - August 27 / Every Day except Monday. Autumn: September 2 - October 15 / Saturdays & Sundays Only.


Public Ride Ticket Prices: Adults (18 - 59) $8 Seniors (60+) & Veterans $7 Child (ages 6-17) $5 Child (5 & under) FREE with paid adult

Spirits & Spirits Cruise – $45 w/ Haunted Heartland Tours, MillerDoan Tavern and Canal Spirits Friday, June 9th – 8:30 p.m Friday, August 4th – 8:00 p.m Friday, October 6th – 6:30 p.m Saturday, October 7th – 6:30 p.m Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise w/ Canal Fulton Players and Canal Grille- $37 Saturday, June 17th – 6:00 pm Sunday, June 18th – 6:00 pm Saturday, June 24th- 6:00 pm Sunday, June 25th- 6:00 pm Olde Canal Days Festival- Public Ride Extended Ride Times Friday, July 14th – 5:00 p.m Saturday, July 15th – 4:30 pm & 6:00 p.m

A Theatrical Performance by the Canal Fulton Players at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center.In addition to public boat rides, the St. Helena III offers a variety of special themed cruises throughout the summer months. Private group charters are also available for groups of 25-55 people.

Addams Family New Moon – A Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise w/ Stardust Theater and Canal Grille- $37 Saturday, July 22nd – 6:00 p.m Andy Griffith Show – Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise w/ Stardust Theater and Canal Grille – $37 Saturday, August 19th – 6:o0 p.m


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.

Joseph Oberlin

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

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;




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:

CANAL FULTON PLAYERS 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. Their most successful productions to date include: ANNIE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MY FAIR LADY, MAN OF LA MANCHA, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, ON GOLDEN POND, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, RUN FOR WIFE, CAUGHT IN THE NET, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE WIZARD OF OZ & MORE! 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. Their schedule of performance of the “Themed Canal Boat Rides” can be found on page 3.




CANAL FULTON GLASSWORKS The gallery features over 3,000 handmade art works in multiple mediums by over 60 Ohiobbased 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 Hot glass class; learn to make a unique paperweight, learn to make glass beads, or metal jewelry. Classes scheduled on Saturday mornings (10 AM till Noon), art work pickup the following Tuesday. Jewelry classes may be scheduled when you want them; morning and afternoon classes Tuesday thru Friday, Saturday classes 10:30 AM. Call 330-854-2966 to schedules classes.

WAREHOUSE ON THE CANAL 239 N. Canal St. Canal Fulton, OH 44614 330-879-8326 Live entertainment where we bring historical events and characters back to life with a twist. Victorian Wake, Edgar Allan Poe performances. We offer lunch and dinner shows where customer interaction brings a fresh approach to both evening and matinee entertainment. Small or large groups can experience a team building event in the Escape Room. Whether your group is small or large, (10-60 people) the Warehouse On The Canal has the largest facility to accommodate your needs. Room rentals and private parties, wedding receptions, reunions and fundraisers are available. Call us for more information.




Bocco Grande Italian Steakhouse

CANAL GRILLE 2223 Locust St. 330-854-3600

Canal Grille Restaurant

BOCCA GRANDE ITALIAN RESTAURANT 4490 Erie Ave., N. 330-832-2162

V-LI’S THAI CUISINE RESTAURANT 129 N. Canal St. 330-854-5344




RESTAURANTS Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop 116 S. Canal St., 330--854-4TEA


Sister’s Century House Restaurant 123 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-9914 /


V-Li’s Thai Cuisine Restaurant 129 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-5344 /

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 / 6 Canal Grille 2223 Locust St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-3600 /

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT 1 St. Helena III Canal Boat 125 Tuscarawas St., 330-854-6835

7 Bocca Grande Italian Restaurant 4490 Erie Ave., NW Canal Fulton, OH 330-832-2162 /


Canal Fulton Canoe Livery 219 W. Cherry St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-4008 /


Clay’s Park Resort RT. 93 & Patterson Rd., N. Lawrence, OH 800-860-4386 /

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 / 10 Canal Spirits Craft Distillary 103 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-806-1657


4 Sluggers & Putters Family Fun & Sports Park Corner of Portage & Lafayette , Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-6999 /


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 Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop 116 S. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330--854-4TEA /

ACCOMMODATIONS 1 Fulton House On Pleasant Hill 451 E. Cherry St., Canal Fulton 866-773-5377/ 2 Best Western N. Canton Inn & Suites 6889 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 800-804-8026 / 3 Microtel Inn & Suites 7046 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 330-966-7551 / 4 Courtyard By Marriot 4375 Metro Cir NW. Canton, OH 877-TOP-ROOM /

4 OnEarth Studios 104 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330--705-3835 / 5 Keillor’s A Teddy Bear Shoppe 117 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-0481 / 6 Earth Mothers & Metaphysical Bouttque 142-1 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 330--952-2499 7 The Toys Time Forgot 137 E. Cherry St., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-1700 / 8 Canal Fulton Glassworks 215 Market St. W., Canal Fulton, OH 330-854-2966 /

5 Hampton Inn Massillon First St. SW, Massillon, OH 330-834-1144 /


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 Bittersweet Antiques & Country Finds 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 n 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 Dairy & Deli or Cherry Street Creamery.

THE TOYS TIME FORGOT 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.


All this is just a very short walking distance from the towpath and the Canalway Center.



BRIMSTONE BICYCLES DELICIOUSLY DIFFERENT CANDIES BRIMSTONE BICYCLES 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

CANAL FULTON GLASSWORKS 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.





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 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 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 18 Acres of Fast, Furious ,Fun for all ages. Voted #1 Best Family/Kid Friendly Attraction and the best Miniature Golf Course in Stark and surrounding Counties. With over 25 attractions , Sluggers & Putters features two Go-Kart tracks, The Lil Dipper Roller Coaster, Water Bumper Boats, Arcade, Dodge Em' Bumper Cars , The Scrambler, Auntie Em's Ice Cream and Food Court,Flying Chair Swings, The Frog Hopper, Rock Climbing, Batting Cages and Professor Marvel's Ferris Wheel and 5 additional Kiddie Rides. Admission and parking are free! Award winning landscapes and Fun For Everyone.


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.


Wineries THE WINERY AT WOLF CREEK 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 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. 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 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.



SHEARER’S MARKETPLACE FACTORY OUTLET STORE 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. 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 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.



29 Jack Cullen Memorial Trout Derby Lock IV, Canal Fulton

1- 2 Military Appreciation Day Canal Fulton Canoe Livery 330-854-4008

MAY 6 Free Comic Book Day Super Celebration The Toys Time Forgot 330-854-1700 6 Customer Appreciation Day Canal Fulton Canoe Livery 330-854-4008 27- 29 “National Military Family Assoc. “ Benefit Canal Fulton Canoe Livery 330-854-4008

JUNE 22-24 The Country Fest Musical Festival Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN

13-15 Old Canal Days Festival Old Canal Days Festival, Inc. 330-854-2225 21-23 Warrior Dash Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN

SEPTEMBER 9-10, 16-27, 23-24 Yankee Peddler Festival Clay’s Park Resort 800-535-5634

OCTOBER 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 Fall Days at Clay’s Park Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691 / 800-860-4FUN

MARATHON RACES May 13 Mother of All Races 5K & 10K Run Northwest High School 8580 Erie Ave. NW, Canal Fulton June 10 Boots On The Ground St. Helena Park 330-970-0911


June 17 Big Daddy Trail Run Canal Fulton Heritage Society Fundraiser 330-854-3808

2 Christmas On The Canal Historic Downtown Canal Fulton 330-854-6835 / 330-854-5530

July 24-25 Eagle-Up Ultra St. Helena Park 330-970-0911

Christmas On The Canal Dec. 2, 2017

July 29 Kevin Peck Memorial Run St. Helena Heritage Park Hosted by NW Runners Club Sept. 30 Insane Inflatable 5K Clay’s Park Resort 330-854-6691

*All Events & Dates are subject to change without notice


2017 Canal Fulton Visitor's Guide  

Visit Historical Canal Fulton, Ohio the Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor of Western Stark County, Ohio. Ride the St. Helena III canal boat down an...

2017 Canal Fulton Visitor's Guide  

Visit Historical Canal Fulton, Ohio the Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor of Western Stark County, Ohio. Ride the St. Helena III canal boat down an...