The Hennepin Canal was started in 1890 and completed in 1907, when it reduced the distance that goods and people travelled from Chicago to Rock Island by 419 miles. In order to keep up with rail competition and carry more cargo for competitive costs the canal boats needed to exceed the size of the width of the canal; thus, the Hennepin Canal became obsolete.
|Start: Hennepin Canal Trail at bridge 37|
|E||Hennepin Canal to bridge 29 (2200 E Rd heads south 2 miles to the village of Atkinson)||8.5|
|E||Hennepin Canal to bridge 23 (Rte 78 heads south 1 mile to the village of Annawan)||6.1|
|E||Hennepin Canal to bridge 20 (120 E Rd heads south 1 mile to the village of Mineral)||3.8|
|E||Hennepin Canal to bridge 15A (Hennepin Canal Trail enter Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park)||7.6|