Location: At the town square, take Main Street north, down the hill.

For more information visit: Milan Historical Museum and Erie County Metroparks

three mile canal.

This tiny three mile canal became a major factor in the commerce of Ohio. In its heyday the town of Milan  became the second most active wheat shipping port in the world because the canal was able to connect the town to the major eastern markets of the country. Erie County Metroparks is completing  a "Towpath to Trail" following the line of the canal and the basin. The town is rich in historic architecture and has an outstanding museum. The birthplace of Thomas Edison may also be visited.

Canal era warehouse

Ship built in Milan

Milan canal - Canal Site