Dan Rice, President and CEO of the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, says construction of 2.7 miles of the Towpath Trail from Zoar to Zoarville is underway.
Rice says this $200,000 project is made possible through a generous state grant that was matched with funds from several local foundations.
With construction of the Zoar to Zoarville section, slightly more than 83 miles of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail are completed.
Rice says the goal is to have the trail completed in the next eight years.
Rice says a lot of progress has been made locally on the trail in recent years.
For information on volunteering to help build the Towpath Trail in Tuscarawas County or in becoming more involved with the project, call Dan Rice at 330-374-5657, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Tuscarawas County Commissioners at 330-365-3240.