Tag Archives: Mississinewa River

Matthews Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival

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…

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…

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…

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!

Canoe Launch

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