Ohio Hiking Trails: Miami and Erie Canal    [Next]

The Ohio Trails Act formed this 40 mile hiking section of the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Hiking Trails.  Various forms of Ohio canal history such as canal locks, aqueducts, and a canal boat  add to this section of the Ohio Buckeye Hiking Trails, which parallels State Route 66 from Delphos, Ohio, to Fort Loramie. The "Ohio Byway" road signs reference this area as having Miami and Erie Canal attractions.

Take a walk back into Ohio Canal history and view one of region's first engineering wonders with this Web site which contains 40 pages of attractions with over 80 photographs and maps.

Hiking distances for Miami and Erie Canal trails, are roughly:

Delphos to Spencerville, Ohio: 10 miles
Spencerville to St. Marys, Ohio: 14 miles
St. Marys to New Breman, Ohio: 9 miles
New Breman to Minster, Ohio: 4 miles
Minster to Ft. Loramie, Ohio: 3 miles

When driving this Ohio Byway, consider alternatives to State Route 66 such as the Delphos Southworth Road  and portions of route 66A.  Saint Marys, Ohio, also has number of options to the Miami and Erie Canal hiking trails, including a canal boat on display.  Lake Loramie State Park and Grand Lake St. Marys State Park each have a camp ground.  Saint Marys has two motels.

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Miami and Erie Canal History

Delphos Ohio Jennings Creek Aqueduct

Delphos Ohio Lock 24 N, at Stadium Park

Delphos Ohio Spillway and Lock 23 N at Third Street

Delphos Ohio Canal Map

Delphos Canal Museum

Hiking Trails at Locks 18 N - 22 N

Miami and Erie Canal Lock 17 N

Spencerville Ohio Weir

Spencerville Ohio Aqueduct

Hiking Spencerville, Ohio Trails at Locks 15 -16

Hiking trails at Canal Deep Cut Historical Park

Ohio Canal History - Boom Years

Current Construction on the Miami and Erie Canal

Hiking trails at Prairie Creek Aqueduct

Miami and Erie Canal Six Mile Creek Aqueduct

Miami and Erie Canal Hiking Trail at Bloody Bridge

Ohio Canal History - Canal Design

Hiking at Miami and Erie Canal Lock 14 N

Hiking trails at Forty Acre Pond

St. Marys Ohio hiking trails - RR Trestle & Tunnel

St. Marys Ohio Canal History

St. Marys Ohio History of the Hydraulic waterway

St. Marys Ohio Canal Tumble

St. Marys Ohio historical Grist Mill

Miami and Erie Canal Lock 13 N

St. Marys Ohio Memorial Park and Canal Boat

St. Marys River Aqueduct

Hiking Trails at the Grand Lake feeder canal junction

1860's house - Reflection of Ohio Canal History

Miami and Erie Canal feeder lake: Grand Lake St. Marys

St. Marys, Ohio Canal History at Bulkhead Lock

Saint Marys Canal Map

Hiking trails at Miami and Erie Canal Locks 3 N through 9 N

Historical Miami and Erie Canal Mile Marker 124

Historical Buildings at Lock 2 N

New Bremen, Ohio Lock 1 N and gravel towpath trail southward

Minster Ohio Canal History

Ohio feeder lake: Lake Loramie

Fort Loramie Ohio hiking trails at Loramie Creek Aqueduct

Fort Loramie, Ohio Canal History and St. Michael's Church

Viewable Miami and Erie Canal Map

Printable Miami and Erie Trail Map