Whitewater Canal Trail

The Canal Trail follows the historic canal route as it travels through the heart of the Whitewater River Valley in Franklin County, Indiana.

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.”
From the Yellow 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.