Open all year; provides access to the Mississinewa River. Relax and enjoy scenic canoeing along the river.
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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. Scenic, serene setting for picnics or daydreams.
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!
Walk or drive through the 1877 bridge for unique craft exhibits, live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, antique engines, a steam-powered sawmill, an antique tractor pull and the world famous Matthews Lions Club frosted malts! Admission $2, 10 and under free. Free parking. Friday events 11am-9pm, Saturday events from 9am-9pm, and Sunday events from 9am-4pm. Huge crafts and flea market area. Saturday at 9am enjoy the antique tractor parade. Don’t miss the Matthews Fire Department car show at the Matthews Community Building on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Terrific family-friendly event, fun all weekend long!
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.