Sunday, November 8, 2015

Towpath Trail VI (11/8/2015)

(We hiked the "first" section of the Towpath Trail that follows the old Ohio & Erie Canal on July 6, 2014 from Harvard Road to the Marcy Trestle. We started at the Canalway Center near the trestle and walked to the overpass of Route I-77 on November 9, 2014. On December 26, 2014, we walked between the I-77 overpass and Quaker Steak on Canal Road in Valley View. On September 27, 2015 we hiked between Quaker Steak on Canal Road and Lock 38. On October 4, 2015, we went between Lock 38 and Alexander's Mill.)
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Took advantage of nice weather to follow the Towpath Trail from Alexander's Mill to a point halfway to Station Road Bridge.
Alexander's Mill reflection
Frazee House (1826, in Federal style),
used as a tavern when the Ohio & Erie Canal opened in 1827
Reflection of Lonicera maackii/Amur Honeysuckle shrubs
The Amur Honeysuckle or Choke-plant
is an invasive species in Ohio 
The towpath between the canal on the left
and the Cuyahoga River on the right
This section of towpath is in a quiet forest
A sign indicated shale was nearby
Plantanus occidentalis/American Sycamore with seed pods

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