This summer our family has fallen in love with the Canal and White River State Park as a whole! Several warm summer nights we have loaded up the stroller, a water bottle, some snacks for Lulu and the dog in the back of the car and taken the 15 minute drive downtown to Ohio and West Street/MLK where we’ve scaled the green grass hill (Stairs are also available always and ramp/wheelchair access are available during business hours in the Government Center) and walked along the canal on the nice sidewalks.
There is so much to see along the path and if you head south on the canal path you’ll
run into some colorful art work and more green spaces than you could ever really explore. Children can see the river, sculptures, buildings, museums, a community garden, waterfalls and so much more on a short walk or an extended walk. For free! No cost and a lot to see and do!
Does your family like to ride bikes? Bring your own bikes to the canal or rent surrey
bikes on the canal and even paddle boats! The steam clock is a nice event to witness every hour. There’s even a scavenger hunt that will help you explore the canal/White River State Park area. Let’s all run into each other at the canal sometime!
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