WAYNE COUNTY - The second annual Canal Festival is planned at the D&H Canal Park at
Lock 31, Saturday, August 23.
Celebrate Wayne County's heritage connected with the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal Company.
The Wayne County Historical Society opened the Canal Park in 2013, one mile west of Hawley along Route 6.
There is a full mile of canal towpath suitable for walking, a wide canal basin,
stone remnants of a lock and a canal-era inn that served canal boat families as well as the general populace in the 19th Century.
During the Canal Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there
will live music, carriage rides on the towpath, commercial vendors and
non-profit info tents, children’s activities including a petting zoo,
canal store with authors signing their books, and food.
There are also
demonstrations planned of blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, weaving and more.
The Stourbridge Lion "cub" will even be running!
There is no admission cost.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend the day.
If you are interested in volunteering that day and/or be a festival sponsor, e-mail Sally Talaga at email@example.com.
Future plans at the site, as funding allows, includes restoration of the interior of the building for a living history museum; a pavilion
replicating a full-scale canal boat and trail extension.
More information is found at www.wchs-lock31.org or by calling 570-253-3240.