Tourists beat a path to this charming hamlet that features the historic Whitewater Canal with its working locks. Experience history by riding the horse drawn canal boat, or by watching grain being stone ground at the working gristmill, powered by the water power of the nearby canal. Visitors can feed the ducks, take a horse drawn buggy ride, shop in the unique specialty stores and eat in the snack shops, sandwich, and restaurants that abound in historic Metamora. Many of the shops are housed in buildings built at the turn of the century that follow the tradition of combining shop and residence under one roof. Housing styles outside the historic town include country farm homes and traditional older homes.