Exploration Gateway
	Exploration Gateway

Exploration Gateway

***Currently Closed to the public due to health safety precautions.***
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The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is a center of nature, culture, and life-long learning established in June 2007 as a partnership between the Stark County Park District and the Stark County District Library. There's lots to explore both inside and out!

Hiking and biking trails surround the beautiful Sippo Lake, and FeLeap's Lily Pad Gift Shop provides affordable souvenirs plus beverages and snacks.

Become a Canalway Explorer at the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center! This exhibit hall features a Canal Boat Adventure and exhibits showcasing environmental stewardship, Ohio & Erie Canal history, and local business innovators.

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Science Classroom contains live wildlife and indoor bird-viewing windows.

The Perry Sippo Branch Library features a 58,000-item collection with specialized nature and Canalway history resources and an outdoor terrace and indoor fireplace, drive-through book drop, 400-gallon aquarium, and wireless internet access and public computers.

Indoor meeting and banquet rooms are also available for rent. Visit for rental information.

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Hours: Temporarily closed to the public.
Admission Rates: Canalway Center: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult in the exhibit hall. A special $1 per student rate is required of school groups.


5712 12th St. NW
Canton, OH  44708

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Phone: 330.409.8096

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