Bringing the Whole Family Together
Grilled burgers, hot dogs, fresh lemonade, and Aunt Susan’s meatloaf—it’s that time again. It’s the one time each year when the whole family gets together to exchange stories, new ideas, and the latest news about how your little ones are growing up.
There’s no better place to watch your children play than on the play boat. Or go for a nice walk through the various gardens and walking paths in Pioneer Village and get caught up with family members as you take in some local history!
Enjoy the Scenery
Fun & Education
Want more than a single day of visiting with family and soaking up the old-world atmosphere? We have multiple campsites, as well as rustic canal sleeping cabins, to choose from with water and electrical services available in select sites.
Get out and enjoy nature with the family, both 2-footed and (leashed) 4-footed. There are 10 miles worth of trails available for you to take on foot or on bicycle. There are information kiosks throughout with additional historic facts about the area.
Great fun for young and old! There are plenty of displays and interactive exhibits to delight the whole family. Enjoy the scale models and the full-scale canal boat cabin and snag a memento at the gift shop!
Not only can you visit with your relatives, but the Canal Village gives you a rare opportunity to learn about how your ancestors lived. See the period homes and trades workshops, such as the blacksmith, cooper, broom maker, weaver and papermaker.
See the Interactive Map!
Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!
Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.
Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.
It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.
Things to Do
Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.
Weddings & Events
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.