If you’d like to rent equipment to enjoy the water in Madison County, contact Middle River Rentals! They can set you up with canoes, kayaks or tubes, as well as life jackets and shuttle service. Find more information at middleriverrentals.com.

One of Iowa’s newest Water Trails has recently been established on Middle River in Adair and Madison County.
The trail begins in eastern Adair County at their Middle River Forest County Park and meanders downstream, covering approximately 45 river miles, and currently ends at the historic Holliwell Covered Bridge located approximately 3 ½ miles southeast of Winterset.

Accesses, and descriptions of the river sections between each access, are listed and described in detail at www.madisoncountyconservation.org/water-trail/.