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©2019 by Indiana Trails.

 

WELCOME TO INDIANA TRAILS!

Now Discussing: Rails-with-Trails

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Cross-section diagram depicting one type of rail-with-trail design.

Central Indiana proposal: "Nickel Plate Corridor: A Vision for Our Future"

General information: Rails-with-Trails

CBS4 Marketplace Interview

Nickel Plate Promotional Video

We hope you like our new website!

 

Click Here to learn more about the web changes we are making and how to access previous information not yet available on our new site.

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PANHANDLE PATHWAY IN OUTDOOR INDIANA

The September / October 2019 issue of Outdoor Indiana carries a story on Indiana Trails’ involvement in developing the Panhandle Pathway, a rail trail in Pulaski and Cass Counties.  The article describes the process of converting the railroad into a trail, with input from Indiana Trails President, Richard Vonnegut. To read, pick up the most recent issue of Outdoor Indiana at your local park, or subscribe to Outdoor Indiana at the DNR website.

GOVERNOR HOLCOMB NAMES FIRST NEXT LEVEL TRAILS RECIPIENTS

On May 2nd, Governor Holcomb named the recipients of the first round of Next Level Trails grant recipients.  You can view the speech to the left, or click here to read more.

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INDIANA TRAILS HAS A NEW WEBSITE

Welcome to our new website.  It is quite a milestone for us.  We hope you like the new look!  Over the next few months, we will be transitioning information to the new format, including updated trail, route, and map information.  If you can't find the information you are looking for, you can visit the old site by clicking here.

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90 MILE TRAIL BEING PLANNED ALONG THE WABASH RIVER

A new trail is being planned along the Wabash River, running from Covington to Logansport.  The not-for-profit Wabash River Enhancement Corporation received a $35,000 grant from the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network in order to study the feasibility of building a trail that would connect communities once connected via the Wabash and Erie Canal.  You can read more about this exciting development here.

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INDIANA TRAILS PRESIDENT MENTIONED IN BICYCLE INDIANA ARTICLE

The 2019 Resource Guide published by Bicycle Indiana, has an article, “Nine Days Out” that mentions how the author, Mark A. Yeaton, bicycles USBR #35 from Louisville to Michigan.  Prior to his ride, he reaches out to Indiana Trails President, Richard Vonnegut, to discover more about USBR #35, and even meets with Mr. Vonnegut when he passes through Indianapolis. The article is a wonderful description of his adventures as he rides USBR #35 through Indiana.

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INDIANA TRAILS CHAIRMAN LETTER TO EDITOR PUBLISHED IN IBJ

Chairman of the Board for Indiana Trails, Tom Williams, recently wrote a letter to the editor that was published by the Indianapolis Business Journal.  In the letter, he shares his concerns with making the corridor a trail only corridor, and how a rail with trail solution would be not only be the fiscally responsible solution, but would allow popular tourist attractions, such as the State Fair Train, to serve Hamilton County residents.  You can read the letter here.

IU HEALTH BEDFORD USES DAY OF SERVICE TO BEAUTIFY THE MILWAUKEE ROAD TRANSPORTATION TRAIL

On September 13th, 2019, members of Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital took to the Milwaukee Road Transportation Trail to clean up, help maintain, and remove encroaching plants.  The hope is that everyone, from individuals to families will utilize this wonderful community asset as a resource that will be used to improve health and wellness. Members of IU Health Bloomington Hospital recognize the inherent beauty in the Milwaukee Road Transportation Trail and hope it brings more people to Southern Indiana to experience the health benefits and beauty that nature has to offer.

Rail-with-trail cross-section diagram.