Towpath Trail

The trail, which is is part of the Buckeye Trail (marked with blue blazes), follows the remains of the Miami and Erie Canal along the old tow path where mules towed flat-bottom boats along the waterway.
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Farnsworth is a narrow park along the Maumee River overlooking Missionary, Butler and Indian islands, which are owned by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

The park is at one end of the Towpath Trail that connects it with Bend View and Providence Metroparks. The Interurban Bridge, which crosses the river at Farnsworth, is partially built atop Roche de Bout, a large, protruding rock in the river that served as an early landmark for native people, European explorers and armies. The abandoned span, once the world's largest earth-filled, concrete reinforced bridge, was part of a commuter railway system.

Did someone say water?

Farnsworth has always been about the water. In fact, water-based recreation has been a focus of the park since it’s inception when it was originally named Waterville Park. Together, Providence, Bendview, Farnsworth and canal lands total 465 acres.

Come to fish, stay the night.

Amenities and features at Farnsworth include indoor and picnic shelter rental, fishing, overnight camping (see Camping page) and historical WPA buildings and bridges.

Adventure Time!

You may love this playground as much as your kids!
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Farnsworth Campground

Enjoy tent camping next to the Maumee River and Tow Path Trail.
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Roche de Bout Shelter

A historic WPA lodge with sweeping views of the Maumee River.
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