Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana is full of Kid Friendly Fun! Bring the entire family as you enjoy these fun activities. Enjoy the Enchanted Fairy Trail, Fossil Trail, chocolate Trail and many more family friendly activities!
Crossing through a number of scenic and historic southeastern Indiana countries, the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway bridges the distance (76 miles) between the Ohio River and the historic National Road. Along this route are some of the state's most authentic canal features.
The Indiana State Historic Site Canal Boat Run, located in Old Metamora offers horse-pulled canal boat rides for your pleasure. A restored and operational Grist Mill, powered by the water of the canal, offers a unique opportunity to watch whole grains milled into cornmeal and grits.
Mill is free; Admission charged for canal boat.
Scenic canoe, kayak, raft, tube trips, and camping on the Whitewater River for families, individuals, and groups.
Along this paved trail through the historic gorge area, hikers, cyclists and nature lovers will be able to explore the geological and historical significance of the Whitewater Gorge, as well as its natural rugged beauty. Fossils found along the trail are from animals that lived about 450 million years ago on the bottom of a warm shallow sea that covered this area. Free.
This 200-acre Whitewater Lake offers kayaks, paddle boats, rowboats, canoe rental, electric trolling motor boating. Fishing, swimming, horseback riding, picnicking, campground, shelters, and family cabins are also available. Accessible to Brookville Reservoir. Open year round. Admission charged.
Long before woolly mammoths roamed the frozen plains,
long before dinosaurs existed, Indiana was covered by a shallow sea teaming with life.
The fossils found in the Whitewater Valley give us some idea of what life was like in Indiana 445 million years ago.
Travel through time on Indiana's most Scenic Railroad. Built on the towpath of the Whitewater Canal, the railroad offers a 17 mile, 1 1/2 hour (one way) journey from Connersville to Historic Metamora, a restored 1838 Canal Town. Round trip allows for a 2-hour layover in Metamora for shopping and sightseeing.
Full-scale replica of 1903 Wilbur Flyer. Kitty Hawk video. Displays of family history with Wright Brothers struggles and successes before and after Kitty Hawk. 1903 Main Street includes print and bicycle shops. Wilbur's rebuilt birth home. Be sure to stop at the gift shop as well.