AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL
The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a coast to coast non-motorized trail. The northern route runs through Richmond, Muncie, Marion, Peru, Rochester, North Judson, and Crown Point as it crosses the state. The northern route travels 250 miles across beautiful rolling farmland in the great midwestern corn belt.
Type of Trail: Various
Uses allowed: walking, biking, hiking
In 1980 and 1981, the American Hiking Society (AHS) led a coast to coast hike across the nation to raise awareness of the need for more trails and backpacking. AHS partnered with Backpacker magazine to propose a coast to coast trail that would unify the national trails system. A coordinator hired by AHS has worked with volunteer organizers in every state the ADT runs through in order to create the coast to coast trail using trail assets in place in each of the states.