The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents...
Clinton Kalamazoo Canal Hike
Saturday, October 26
10 - 12 noon
Donation Appreciated to the Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Society – Pay at the walk, cash and checks only
The Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Society has partnered with the Rochester Hills Museum and several other communities to explore, preserve, and interpret the history of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal that attempted to cross Michigan in the 1830s. Only 16 miles were completed from Mt. Clemens to Rochester.
Join several guides as we hike a two-mile stretch of the Canal starting at Riverbends Park, 5700 22 Mile Road, on 22 Mile Road, just west of Shelby Road. Wear sturdy hiking boots and dress for the weather. We will explore the politics, engineering, funding, and failure of Michigan’s first public works project as we became a State in 1837.