WCT Receives grant for fitness equipment along the trail at Metamora. read more about this exciting project. MORE>
On May 10 the Whitewater Valley Walkers
will have an event starting in Metamora, and on May 17 is the annual
Towpath 10k, run run and walk - a sanctioned 10K race. MORE>
Thanks to everyone who joined us on April 26 for our annual Earth Day on the Canal Trail! We enjoy working together to clean up, spruce up, and do a little construction and maintenance along the historic Whitwater Canal.
The Whitewater Canal from the Laurel Feeder Dam to Brookville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Canal Trail is being built to follow this historic route as it travels through the heart of the Whitewater Valley in Franklin County, Indiana.
There are three locations where you can access the open sections of the Whitewater Canal Trail.
Visitors to the Metamora Section of the Canal Trail will see some of the best examples of authentic canal structures anywhere. You can park near the mill in “downtown” Metamora and walk about .4 miles east through historic Metamora - to the Duck Creek Aqueduct. Or, you can park in the lot near the aqueduct. From there, the trail travels 2.6 miles along the Whitewater River valley, bordering farm fields and through wooded areas to the “Twin Locks.”
At the Yellow Bank Trailhead, there is approximately 1 mile of trail. To the east, the trail passed a number of interesting features, in-cluding a wildlife habitat planting and the site of an old ice-harvesting pond. Just a few hundred yards to the west of the parking lot, you can visit the ruins of the Yellow Bank Lock. Due to the generosity of the adjoining property owners, Moster Turf, and financial from the Canal Society of Indiana, you can walk right into the center of the old lock chamber and then climb the steps to the top of the lock wall for an over-view of the entire structure.
Tecumseh Landing is located at the south end of the town of Brookville. You can park next to the drive-through Visitor’s Center and then take a short walk, which crosses the railroad track and ends on the bank of the beautiful Whitewater River.