The Blue River is a roughly 3.5 mile long trail running from Lee Boulevard Trail, through Blue River Park, along the banks of the Blue River, through Kennedy Park, through downtown, Connects to the Knauf Greenway, past Sunset Park and the Sunset Park Loop Trail, past the baseball diamonds, to the West Side Connector.
The Blue River Trail is the backbone of the trail network in Shelbyville. The Blue River Trail connects to; east-side trails via Lee Boulevard Trail, north-side trails via Knauf Greenway, and west-side trails via the West-Side Connector. The Blue River Trail goes into the downtown area following the beautiful Blue River. The Blue River Trail also connects to three parks; the Blue River Park, Kennedy Park, and Sunset Park, allowing trail users to take a break in those parks, or set any one of those parks as a recreational destination. Additionally, the trail connects to the baseball diamonds off of Habig Road. Plans are in place for a connector trail to head south through downtown. This new trail will use the former railroad right of way south past Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center and link up with other trails planned on being built on the west-side of Shelbyville, creating a loop with the West-Side Connector.