(WINTERSET) The Middle River Water Trail will be officially dedicated as Iowa’s 16thwater trail during a public ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on October 1stat the lodge in Pammel State Park, southwest of Winterset.
Covering nearly 49 river miles, the Middle River Water Trail begins at Middle River Forest County Park in east-central Adair County and ends at Holliwell Covered Bridge southeast of Winterset. The scenic water trail flows under two of Madison County’s famous covered bridges, past rolling hills and abundant wildlife. This stream can be a moderate paddling challenge, depending on water levels, to negotiate the riffles, small rapids, and strainers.
With the addition of the Middle River Water Trail, Iowa now has 847 miles of developed or dedicated water trails.
The events surrounding the dedication are open to the public. Those who are planning to paddle the river and participate in the meal should register in advance with the Madison County Conservation board at 515-462-3536.