Canals, Rivers & Bridges

Charleston Falls

Ross Road near the headquarters of the Miami County Park District

Originating from small underground springs several miles to the east, the stream creating the falls plummets 37 feet on its meandering journey to the Great Miami river, one mile to the west. A newly renovated boardwalk in the lower viewing area is complete and grants a beautiful view of the falls. Besides the 37-foot cascade, the park includes 212 acres of forests, meadows and streams, 2.5 miles of hiking trails, a planted prairie site, a small pond with viewing platform, a limestone cave and an observation tower.

8am to sunset every day

Canal Lock Park

325 E. Main Street in Downtown Tipp City Partnership near the old canal.

Canal Lock Park is located just east of the downtown. There are benches and a picnic table for your enjoyment. Canal Lock Park in Tipp City (State Route 571). It is called “Canal Lock” park because there is a dry lock from old Miami and Erie Canal at the West end of the park. It includes parking but no restrooms or water. Location: 325 E. Main Street in Downtown Tipp City Partnership near the old canal.

Eldean Covered Bridge

Corner of North County Road 25-A & Eldean Road, Troy

Set amongst the backdrop of Miami County’s vast farmland and the tree-lined corridor of the Great Miami River, the Eldean Covered Bridge is one of only two covered bridges remaining in the county. Built in 1860, the historic bridge, painted in the traditional red, was once the second longest of its kind in Ohio. Today, visitors can still cross under the protected barriers of this historic landmark, both on foot and by car. Whether you walk or drive across the bridge, the craftsmanship of the design will no doubt take you to another time in Miami County’s early history.

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Fletcher Covered Bridge

Downing Street, Fletcher (one block north of U.S. 36)

In 1993, 29 local volunteer workers built the Fletcher Covered Bridge on the location of the former Gustin Ditch bridge. Dedicated in 1998, the covered bridge is a new look at an old style of bridge design. Located next to the quiet community of Fletcher, visitors to the bridge can get a taste of the simple life while visiting this historic recreation.

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