Mississinewa River

Mississinewa River attractions in Marion, Gas City, Fairmount and Upland, Indiana

Cumberland Covered Bridge - Matthews Covered Bridge - Matthews Indiana - Grant County Indiana

Cumberland Covered Bridge

The 181-foot covered timbered bridge, built in 1877 and restored in 1999, spans the Mississinewa River at Matthews and is the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. It was swept from its abutments by the great 1913 flood, and floated a quarter mile downstream. It was later returned to its abutments by horses. The bridge is the site of an annual festival on the weekend after Labor Day.

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Mississinewa 1812 Battlefield, Mississinewa 1812, Mississinewa Battlefield, 1812 battlefield markers

Mississinewa 1812 Battlefield

The Mississinewa Battlefield was the site of the first victory of the United States Army during the War of 1812, on December 17-18, 1812. A 600-man mounted force led by Lt. Col. John B. Campbell attacked and destroyed four British-allied Indian villages. Site of the annual Mississinewa 1812 living history event. Located 7 miles North of Marion on State Road 15.

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Mississinewa Riverwalk, Marion riverwalk, riverwalk, trail, path, walking, biking, outdoor activities, point of interest, Marion Indiana

Marion’s Mississinewa Riverwalk

Scenic path that follows the Mississinewa River and stretches for 2.25 miles. The walkway begins at Washington Street bridge and 1st Street, and extends through Matter Park, providing a trail system for recreation and physical fitness.  Walk, jog, run, bike, roller-blade – this paved trail is perfect for all types of activity.  Families and children love this trail!

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Canoe Launch, canoe, river, Mississinewa River, outdoor activities, Marion, Indiana

Canoe Launch

Open all year; provides access to the Mississinewa River.  Relax and enjoy scenic canoeing along the river.

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