Erie Extension Canal Towpath

Part of the original Pennsylvania Canal System, the Erie Extension Canal Towpath is a section that has been preserved for history and recreation.


Length: 3 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 20 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking, Running

Surface type: Natural Earth

The Erie Extension Canal Towpath is located in State Game Land 214 through Pymatuning Swamp. “You can access the trail at Hartstown via US 322. Just east of PA 18, turn left on an access road and drive to the game land parking area” (Cramer, B., 2008).

Sources/ Learn more at: Cramer, B. (Ed.). (2008). Pennsylvania Hiking Trails (13th ed.). Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.