Located just 20 miles from downtown Columbus, Canal Winchester is an oasis of trendy businesses, historic scenery, exclusive attractions and fun family events, making it one of the most pleasing destinations in central Ohio. Helpful friendly residents and merchants help to foster a quintessential American small town feeling that immediately makes any visitor feel at home. A former Ohio & Erie canal town, Canal Winchester makes the perfect setting for seasonal events such as the annual Art Stroll, Farmers' Market, Blues and RibFest, Labor Day Festival and Christmas in the Village celebrations, to name a few. There are several parks in and around the city for jogging, walking, biking or simply enjoying the great Ohio outdoors. Canal Winchester is proud of its heritage, boasting three historic districts that are recognized on the National Register. Canal Winchester reflects its heritage but lives in the present. Here, you’ll find an appealing array of independently-owned boutiques, shops and award-winning restaurants with outdoor dining options. We have learned that the old and new cannot only co-exist, but they create an irresistible blended charm. Please don't take our word on this - see our video sampler at DestinationCW.org.