Canal Winchester, Ohio
Welcome to Canal Winchester est. 1828 and located about 15 miles southeast of downtown Columbus, Ohio. From 1831 until 1902, the Ohio and Erie Canal was routed through what today is historic downtown Canal Winchester. Now positioned along U.S. Route 33 in Franklin and Fairfield counties, this growing community – which still has small town charm – is within a 10 minute drive of central Ohio’s major interstate highways, international airports and big city amenities.
Highlights of the area include: Historic Downtown Canal Winchester, Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum, Slate Run Vineyard and Winery, and the many antique shops in the Village. Canal Winchester is also home to the Bergstresser bridge, which is the only standing wooden covered bridge in Franklin County.
The Canal Winchester School District is highly rated and private schools include Harvest Preparatory, Heritage Baptist and The Goddard School.
Canal Winchester offers an abundance of recreational areas for you to explore including nearly 5 miles of bike and leisure paths. Whether you prefer watching for white-tailed deer as you stroll along several miles of walking and biking trails or searching for unique foliage in one of the many parks, you will find it here!