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The Mount Vernon Waterfront

The Mount Vernon Waterfront, which includes Riverbend Park, Sherburne Park, a commercial area with a coffee shop and restaurants, an amphitheater, a bandshell, a playground, picnic tables, scenic walkways, and a boat ramp is a favorite place to take the kids or watch the sunset. Continue reading

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Wabash River

The Wabash River starts at Grand Lake in western Ohio and flows 475 miles to where it flows into the Ohio in Posey County. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1669 by the famous French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle while he was exploring the Ohio River.

The name comes from the French spelling of the Indian word “Ouabache,” which means “white.” Back then, the river was clear with many white fossils visible on the bottom.
In the early 1800’s, the Wabash was an important artery for trade with flatboats and steamers transporting goods and passengers. That’s why New Harmony was so prominent at the time. Continue reading

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Dogtown Ferry Public Fishing Area & Boat Ramp

The Dogtown Ferry Public Fishing Site and Boat Ramp is located at the end of a dirt road in a very rural area. It is not well-maintained and is often flooded or very muddy in rainy seasons. Continue reading

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New Harmony Boat Ramp

The New Harmony public boat ramp is a great place to put in the Wabash. It’s just a short ways upriver from the Old Dam, right next to the historic New Harmony bridge.
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Uniontown Ferry Boat Ramp

The Uniontown Ferry Boat Ramp is well-maintained with a large parking lot on the Ohio River where the old Uniontown Ferry used to operate. Continue reading

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