| The Village of Norwalk is located on State
Hwy. 71 and is about four miles southeast of the longest tunnel on the trail. A flood
control dam just north of Norwalk provides an additional recreation area.
The Norwalk Lake is a PL-566 Watershed Protection
and Flood Prevention Project, sponsored by the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation
District and the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service. It is
also known as the Tri-Creek Watershed Project. It's main purpose is to reduce flood damage
to the Village of Norwalk. It also reduces flood damage to roads, bridges, culverts and
cropland located in the flood plain downstream from the dam.
The Lions Club has been active in sprucing
up the area where the trail runs through the village. This park area has a restaurant, two
excellent shelters, picnic tables, fireplaces, restrooms, showers and a new convenience
Part of The Norwalk Park
The Black Squirrel Weekend has been
combined with the Tractor pull and chicken barbeque on the 2nd weekend in
August. We also have fireworks and a dance that weekend. The 2nd Saturday
in September features a Community Pig Roast in the park.
Whatever a trail user needs including lodging are available in Norwalk.