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AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL
NORTH ROUTE

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.

 
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LOCATION

Counties: Wayne, Randolph, Henry, Delaware, Grant, Miami, Fulton, Pulaski, Starke, LaPorte, Porter, and Lake Counties

Mileage: 250

West Endpoint (#1) - Specific: Pennsy Trail North west at Illinois State Line.

East Endpoint (#2) – General: Richmond

Direction to #2 from #1: Northwest

 

TRAIL FEATURES

Type of Trail: Various

Surface: asphalt

Uses allowed: walking, biking, hiking

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AGENCY INFORMATION

State Coordinator – Northern Route
Mitch Barloga
Transportation Planning Manager / Active Transportation Planner
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)
6100 Southport Road
Portage, Indiana 46368
mbarloga@nirpc.org

Trail Website 

 

History

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.