CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio river once so polluted that it caught fire several times and became a symbol for a national environmental movement is receiving a state water trail designation to encourage tourism, recreation and conservation.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the designation will make the Cuyahoga River Ohio’s 13th state water trail.
That marks it as a recreational resource with maps, signage and information pointing to access points, amenities and safety information.
The water trail has been in development since 2005 and will have 24 designated access points on nearly 90 miles of river. The river starts in Geauga County and empties into Lake Erie in Cleveland.
The director of Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources will designate the new trail in a ceremony Friday in Cuyahoga Falls.
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