Towpath to Totality Event to Celebrate Solar Eclipse in Canal Fulton

A total solar eclipse will be visiting northeast Ohio and parts of Stark County on April 8, 2024.  A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely obscures our view of the sun. Totality will last for approximately 2 minutes in northern Stark County.  The 115 mile-wide-band in Ohio will offer Stark County this experience from 3:14 to 3:16 p.m. in the southwest sky when the moon casts its shadow on the Earth as it passes between the Earth and the Sun.  During totality, the sky becomes dark and some bright stars and several planets appear, and wildlife will even behave as if the sun is setting for the day.


Towpath to Totality Event on April 8

April 8, 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Helena Heritage Park
123 Tuscarawas St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Towpath to Totality is an out-of-this-world collaboration by the City of Canal Fulton and Stark Parks on April 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This family-friendly event takes place at St. Helena Heritage Park with ample space to watch the solar eclipse with viewing glasses provided by Great Lakes Science Center and enjoy various eclipse-themed activities.  Eclipse glasses will be given out first come, first served that day starting at 10:00 AM.  Glasses are required to safely view the partial eclipse leading up to the total eclipse.  Activities will run from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with viewing starting directly after. Eclipse movement starts at 1:58 PM (partial) with totality beginning at 3:14 PM. Get ready to witness a celestial spectacle right in your own backyard!

St. Helena Heritage Park will offer first-come, first-served parking.  Additional parking can be found at the Lock 4 Trailhead at 6575 Erie Ave., Canal Fulton 44614 along the historic Towpath Trail.  St. Helena Heritage Park is located one mile north using the Towpath Trail and one block away from downtown Canal Fulton.  Proud of its canal heritage and influence along the Ohio & Erie Canal, downtown features local charm with unique shops and several dining options.  A Concessions Trailer with snacks and drinks will also be on site.

Other activities include:

  • Schalmo YMCA - activities including an obstacle course
  • Free Yoga sessions at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM led by Wild Yoga Studio, AndrewBYoga, and Dominique.Pilates
  • Canal Fulton Library - craft
Towpath to Totality with sun graphic

Links and Eclipse Information