The goal of the Whitewater Canal Trail, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit corporation, is to foster activities along the Whitewater Canal corridor that focus on historical preservation and interpretation, outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation while promoting sustainable development and improved quality of life in connected communities.
Two sections of the Canal Trail are open and can be accessed at the following points:
Beginning at the Metamora Trailhead, visitors 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.”
Yellow Bank Trailhead
From theYellow Bank Trailhead, there is approximately one mile of trail. To the east, the trail passes a number of interesting features, including 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 support from the Canal Society of Indiana.
At the eastern end of our proposed trail is Tecumseh Landing, located at the south end of the town of Brookville. Visitors 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.
Current plans call for an eight-mile trail between the operational Grist Mill in Metamora and Butler Run Aqueduct in Brookville.
The Momentum is growing as communities realize the value of public trails:
We will soon be doubling our number of trails:
Please support our vision of connecting communities throughout the canal corridor.
$25 STEERSMAN- Individual
$50 CREW- Family
$100 CAPTAIN- Business or Sustaining
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PO Box 126, Brookville, IN 47012
Contact Us : Whitewater Canal Trail/ P.O. Box 126, Brookville, IN 47012/ 513-295-4820/
2018 Board of Directors
Shirley Lamb, President
Tom Cooney, Vice President
Mary Lierl, Treasurer
Mike Morthorst, Secretary
Mary Lou Hertel
Don Vonder Meulen
Jay Dishman, Ex-officio member
Terry Duffy, Senior Advisor