Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Maumee River towpath
Mr. OCTOber "conkars de rapids" of the Maumee River just west of Toledo, Ohio.
It was a glorious fall day when Mr. OCTOber (no, not Reggie Jackson) and I converged in northwestern Ohio to ride the Maumee River towpath that was formerly a part of the Miami and Erie Canal.
Besides enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of this pastoral trail, local landmarks along the route made this trip that much better. Historical markers explain the significance of the Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge, Roche de Boef, and the Bowling Green Fault. Near the end of the towpath is the Isaac Ludwig Mill featuring a working saw and grist mill, and an authentic mule-drawn canal boat on an original section of the Miami and Erie Canal.
All images ©2010 Daniel Staudacher
While the 16-mile out-and-back towpath trail is not at all challenging if you're looking for that hardcore mountain biking experience, it's still a good ride.