Piqua, Ohio: Ride Boat Pulled by Mule

Experience the thrill of high-speed freight transportation circa 1830 on a restored section of the Miami and Erie Canal.

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency

Address:
9845 N. Hardin Rd, Piqua, OH
Directions:
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency. From downtown Piqua drive north on Hwy 66 for about four miles. Turn east onto Hardin Rd. Drive one mile. Entrance on the right.
Hours:
April-Nov. Th-F 10-5, Sa-Su 12-5. Tows: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
937-773-2522
Admission:
Adults $9.
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Mule tows boat.

Ride Boat Pulled by Mule

Rides are given three times a day in season and length varies with mule mood (our guide said that 40 minutes is average, but a mule in a bad mood could make the trip an hour or longer). Admission cost includes the historic home tour and grounds (doughnut shaped burial mound, etc.), so it's a pretty good deal.

[Kitsa, 07/08/2017]

Flatboat.

Ride Boat Pulled by Mule

At the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, visitors can ride a flatboat on a restored section of the Miami and Erie Canal. Construction on the canal began in 1825 and ended in 1845. It was approximately 275 miles long and linked Cincinnati to Toledo. Travel along the canal was by flatboats pulled by mules walking along a towpath. The canal was used until a major flood in 1913 made it impassable and too costly to repair. The Johnston site has a restored a two-mile section, and a reproduction flatboat travels it three times a day, pulled by a mule.

[signmanjoe, 06/20/2017]

Slow-motion thrills!

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