Experience Mass Transit from 1838 with the a Canal Tour

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Tour

Tour leaves from and returns to the Rochester Hills Museum. Guests coming from Macomb County may choose to meet at the Clinton Township Historical Village Museum at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Twp.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Tour

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Tour

Rochester Hills Museum Members $10; Non-members $17 – Cost includes lunch. Advanced Registration required at rochesterhills.org/museum. *Please register by September 25 in order for arrangements to be made for lunch.

The first mass transit system in Rochester was a canal that ended in the community in 1838 – it was part of the first public works project in the State of Michigan. Celebrate the Bicentennials of Rochester and Utica by retracing the canal’s route from Mt. Clemens to Rochester. Participants will be able to walk along parts of the canal, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this man-made waterway that endured as a millrace long after its use for transportation ended.  

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. 

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm





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