2018 October falL TOUR photos  CLICK HERE

LOOK OVER  PHOTOS FROM THE MERCER WOODS TOUR IN MARCH - CLICK HERE

membership

To become a CSO member, Click Here. 

FALL TOUR 2019
An exploration of the National Road and the Dayton Cutoff Between Springfield, Ohio and Cambridge City, Indiana, jointly sponsored by the Canal Societies of Ohio and Indiana.

Wagon Routes from Springfield
to Indiana

September 13-15, 2019

​180-YEAR OLD HOCKING CANAL LOCK
​Horns Mill a little north of Sugar Grove, Ohio

2018 SPRING TOUR SLIDE SHOW  CLICK HERE

towpath

To purchase a copy of the book Towpaths, a collection of articles from the Canal Society of Ohio, Click Here.

The Canal SOciety of ohio is a volunteer organization, founded in 1961, dedicated to recreation, education, research and preservation related to Ohio's historic canals.

 

Our activities are open to all, and include:


Two daylong bus tours every year, in Spring and Fall, of canal-era sites across Ohio and nearby states;


Three half-day tours every year in Spring, Summer and Fall;


Publication of Towpaths, our quarterly journal of historic research;


State-wide support for historical markers, educational programs and artifact preservation, through grants and volunteer involvement.