BROOKVILLE — Whitewater Valley Walkers has re-scheduled a 5K/10K hike on the new Feeder Dam Trail for Aug. 15 in Metamora.
Participants will start at the Indiana Museums Grist Mill, proceed north across US 52, and walk the year-old two-mile Feeder Dam Trail section and then return to the Metamora Grist Mill start point.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. Registration closes at 11 a.m.
Whitewater Canal Trail, LLC opened this trail section in the fall of 2019. This trail effort reflects cooperation between the Grist Mill Museum, the Whitewater Valley Railroad and the Whitewater Canal Trail members, who did nearly all the work. Preparation is underway to extend the trail to the Feeder Dam.
Hikers should wear a mask when registering and observe social distancing at all times. Hand sanitizer will be provided at registration.
Whitewater Canal Trail also maintains shorter sections of the Brookville to Metamora corridor at Yellow Bank Creek, Tecumseh’s Landing and the Billy Jean Jobe trail in Brookville, all open for public participation.
The public is invited to participate and learn more about Whitewater Valley Walkers and International Volkssport events. Whitewater Valley Walkers has been chartered under the rules of the American Volkssport Association and is one of 11 chartered clubs of the Indiana Volkssport Association. Membership in Whitewater Valley Walkers is through membership in the Whitewater Canal Trail or the specific Whitewater Valley Walkers fee of $10 per person. The American Volkssport Association is part of the International Volkssport Association.
The Whitewater Valley Walkers hiking club was formed in 2013 by the people belonging to Whitewater Canal Trail, Inc. Address written inquiries about Whitewater Valley Walkers through the Whitewater Canal Trail, P.O. Box 126, Brookville, IN 47012.
Note, a photo of the Whitewater Valley Railroad train, the Canal, and a section of the new trail is included with this press release.