Hennepin Canal

​Accessibility at Hennepin Canal:


  • Parking - Paved parking lots are located at the visitor center, at each of the thirty-three locks on the canal, and at bridges 15, 17, 28, 31, 34, 45, 46, 47, 48, and 56. There is a 200' concrete sidewalk from the parking lot to the visitor center that has a slight incline. 

  • Restrooms - Accessible vault toilets are available throughout the canal. The visitor center has accessible flush toilets available.

  • Picnicking - A large shelter is available with access from the main parking lot with ADA picnic tables.  

  • Trails - The Hennepin Canal trail is a concrete wheelchair accessible trail that can be accessed from the visitor center via the 300' long oil and chip path from the parking lot. 

  • Service animals are welcome on the canal, and water is available near the large shelter by the visitor center parking lot. 

  • Visitor Center - The exhibits in the center are tactile with informational displays. There are no braille or audio equipment displays. Accessible restrooms are available and chairs for sitting.