School Programs

Cascade Locks and Mustill Store: Geared toward 4th through 8th grade groups, the program begins at the Mustill Store Museum in downtown Akron. Students begin the day with a First Person presentation from Emma Mustill and then hike the Cascade Locks of the Ohio & Erie Canal and learn about local history and how it relates to Ohio History. The program is presented by volunteers and interpreters from Cascade Locks Park Association. The program takes approximately 1 - 2 hours and is limited to 60 students. Groups are required to join CLPA at the $25 level or higher. With this fee, your organization is eligible for multiple programs throughout the year.

Field Trips

Cascade Locks Park Association is available to coordinate field trips and programs upon request. A membership ($25 or more) to CLPA is required for all group programs. One membership will allow one organization or school multiple programs for up to 60 individuals each time. Groups begin at the Mustill Store (and may have a visit from Fred and Emma Mustill) and hike up the Cascade Locks guided by our trained volunteers.

Canalway Questing

Begin Your Adventure

Looking for an interactive outdoor adventure that is fun for the entire family? The Ohio and Erie Canalway Questing starts up on April 15th and runs until November 15th each year. Questing is available in Summit, Stark, Cuyahoga, and Tuscarawas counties and is free to the public!

What is Questing?

A fun and challenging way to explore your outdoor world

Each adventure begins by following a curious map & solve rhyming clues that take you on a walking journey through an outdoor space with a story to tell.

The Questing Series is designed to help you explore the natural and cultural treasures of the Canalway. Following the clues lead you to a hidden box! Quest are treasure hunts that reveals a story about what makes this particular spot in Northeast Ohio so special. You'll follow rhyming clues and a handmade map to locate a hidden box. Inside each box is a logbook to sign and a unique hand-carved stamp to mark your brochure or personal journal.