Canal Fulton Ohio

The historic town of Canal Fulton, nine miles west of the Route 77 and Portage St. interchange, is nestled in the northwest corner of Stark County at the crossroads of State Routes 21 and 93 along the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Tuscarawas River.

Canal Fulton offers the advantages of living in a close knit community of historic beauty with the convenience of being a short drive to the hustle and bustle of bigger metropolitan areas of Stark, Summit, and Cuyahoga counties. Although the home of several nationally recognized corporations, home sweet home rings new meaning in Canal Fulton.

Canal Fulton’s Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historical Places, has over eighty sites including buildings and homes. Many of our buildings are considered to be haunted, so much so that books have been written about them. Some businesses occasionally will hold psychic nights and lantern-guided ghost tours are a common site. Canal Fulton is also the home of the St. Helena III, the only canal boat operating in the Northern section of the Ohio & Erie Canal. Today people can cruise an original section of the canal where they will see Lock IV, which remains much as it was in the 1800’s.

The City’s St. Helena Heritage Park with the Canal Fulton Canalway Visitors Center serves as a major trailhead for 18 miles of uninterrupted trail on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and 6 miles of the Old Muskingum Equestrian Trail. Family oriented activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and bike rentals are available in the historic downtown. Canal Fulton also has a small amusement park in the “new” downtown and an outdoor recreation park with swimming and camping just outside of town.

We are also the home of the Canal Fulton Players who attract actors from all over Northeast Ohio to participate in performances. Canal Fulton boasts arts and glass blowing studios, antique shops, as well as several specialty shops and restaurants. The Canal Fulton Library is located in the historic Sullivan House that was built in 1879. The Old Canal Museum is located in what was once the Live and Let Live Saloon in the late 19th Century. Canal Fulton Ohio is a place where the arts, history, and recreation are alive and blend together.