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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whitewater Canal at Metamora, Indiana

Good morning,

These are a few more images from our trip to Metamora, Indiana, a little town built on the Whitewater Canal.
Most of the town's buildings are now gift shops and restaurants.
You can take a ride on The Ben Franklin III, a canal boat that is pulled by horses. 
There's that handsome man who appears in so many of my pictures.  ;)  The railroad tracks run parallel to the canal.
Across the street from the railroad tracks are more stores and restaurants.
The ducks on the canal are a part of the attractions.  You can purchase corn to feed them and everyone wins.  The ducks get fed, visitors have fun feeding the ducks, the merchants sell corn.  :)


 Train rides are also available, but not the day we were there.  That's OK, we'll come back again.

Enjoy,
Lois

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i was just at handsome man's post. :)

love the train track shot!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like a fun place to visit.

Bailey said...

I love finding places like this to visit.

VP said...

Boat and train rides? This is a place for me!

Beth said...

Hi Lois!

The Whitewater Canal bankrupted the state of Indiana back when it was built in the late 1830's to late 1840's, and was the driving force for a state Constitutional amendment for never going into debt (again).

We've been to Metamora, and I'm glad a little piece of this Civil Engineering history is still preserved.

Thank you for the trip :-)

Beth

mrscravitz said...

I really like this little town! Thanks for the pictures. Someday when we retire, wanna move to a place like this.

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a quaint and fun place to visit.

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting that the canal is called White Water. Looks more like Muddy Water. :))

Nancy said...

A lovely little town with all the right stuff! Great photos, Lois. :)

Maple Lane said...

I especially love the old bank. What a fun place to walk around and visit.

Diana said...

This little town reminds me of one in Illinois except for the canal. It looks very cute and I love that bank building! Love Di ♥

Michelle May said...

You have the most wonderful adventures Lois!

Elaine said...

Delightful little town and you captured some lovely photos of it.

Peter said...

Looks like a real nice place to visit. I like Beth's comment about the canal.

BookLady said...

RE: Beth's post about the bankruptcy-The Mammoth Improvement Act, which funded the intitial work on the Whitewater Canal, also involved other canals in the state, railroads and road building. It wasn't the Whitewater Canal alone that created the bankruptcy but period of national recession and the culmination of all the projects. But that did lead Indiana to take the position that the state would not go into debt. EG Camera Girl-yes it is muddy but it was named for the river that feeds it, The Whitewater River, not the character of its water.

Lois Evensen said...

Hello Everyone,

I am delighted to have the additional information about Metamora and the Whitewater Canal. Thank you so much, Beth, BookLady, and everyone else for stopping by and for your comments.

My Honey and I have been to Metamora before and always enjoy the visits. I'll have more images to come of our current trip, too.

If you are in the area, don't miss a trip to Metamora and be sure have your camera battery charged. :)

All the best,
Lois

NixBlog said...

Lovely series of shots, Lois. It looks like a great place to visit!

karen said...

you are such a wonderful travel guide!!