Old Channel

The Old Channel is a remnant of the original Cuyahoga River that existed before Moses Cleaveland's founding of our city that bears his name. Formerly detached from the main stem of the river and surrounded by marsh land, the Old Channel was reconnected to the river and became a harbor for shipbuilding and repair. Much of the Old Channel is used for receiving and storage by materials industries. The access point to the salt mine that extends for miles beneath Lake Erie is located here. The Old Channel's course provides an opportunity to create a stronger connection between Edgewater Park and near west side neighborhoods to the main stem of the Cuyahoga River.