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Muskingum River and Canal downtown Zanesville

Lock #10 & Y-Bridge History Tour

Zanesville, OHIO

Lock #10 on the Muskingum River in Zanesville, OH is a place of tranquility and a step back in time. Located at the end of a historic canal, this working double lock still operates as it did when it was built over 170 years ago. Launching from the Pea Ohana boathouse, you will kayak to the lock where you will be greeted by the Lockmaster. During your time in the chamber, you will hear about the rich history of Lock #10 from your guide, Jody "Dutch" Holland a former ODNR Lockmaster. Once through the locks you will paddle past the 6th St. bridge towards the world famous Y-Bridge before turning back to trek the canal once more, ending your trip at the Putnam Landing park once you've exited the locks. Returning in 2024 with the reopening of Lock #10.

Plan Your Experience


  • You'll be joined by an experienced river guide for the duration of your trip.

  • Travel through the locks the same way as boats did over 170 years ago.

  • Learn about the rich Ohio history of river canals.

  • Experience an intimate paddle as you learn about the rich history of the area.

  • Enjoy pints at the craft brewery located above the boathouse.

What's Included

  • Wristbands for discounts at local restaurants.

  • Safety flotation devices.

  • Kayak & Paddle.

  • Experienced Kayak Guide & Historian.


Know Before You Book

  • Maximum Weight Limit 250 lbs.

  • Minimum Height 4 ft. (48 in.)

  • The minimum age is 8 years old.

  • All minors are required to have a guardian or parent signed waiver.

  • Ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Cancellation Policy

90% refund if canceled 72 hours before activity. 50% refund if canceled 24 hours before activity. 25% refund if canceled less than 24 hours before the rental time.

Click here for additional frequently asked questions.

Located in the heart of Zanesville, Ohio, and the Putnam Entertainment District, Pea Ohana's boathouse is adjacent to local shops, a craft brewery, and several restaurants creating a unique experience both on and off the water.

People in kayaks inside the canal


$45.00    (Kayak Rental)

$35.00    (BYOK)

Included Tour Guide

Availability Notes

The history tour is only available Saturday's at 10:00 AM. Private bookings available for large groups at other dates/times.

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