INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TRAIL
The Industrial Heritage Trail is a 5.8 mile trail that runs along the former Nickel Plate Road railroad tracks through Kokomo, linking up with the Nickel Plate Trail on the north side of Kokomo. The trail runs through the heart of downtown Kokomo past Artist Alley, Depot District, Kokomo Opalescent Glass, Main Library, and the Visitor Center.
North Endpoint - Specific: Nickel Plate Trail Trailhead
South Endpoint - Specific: 931 and Kokomo Creek
Notable Trailheads: Defenbaugh Trailhead, Nickel Plate Trailhead, Downtown Kokomo
Near to US highways: US Highway 31, US Highway 35
Connection to bus, rail: City Line Trolley
Type of Trail: Rail with Trail
Uses allowed: walking, biking, running, rollerblading
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized
Attractive Features: Follows Railroad, crosses Wildcat Creek, Downtown Kokomo
From the website:
The Industrial Heritage Trail is a local rail-with-trail that links together historic industrial sites in Kokomo's history and is currently 5.88 miles in length. Along the trail, leaders of industry are and were once located. The trail runs south just past Lincoln Road and north through Downtown Kokomo and connects to the Nickel Plate Trail. It intersects the Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence just south of Superior Street.
The Kokomo Rubber Company, located near the intersection of Main and Markland produced the first pneumatic rubber tire in the United States. Traveling south, the Haynes Automobile Company introduced America to the automobile. Currently, Chrysler and Kokomo Opalescent Glass are located near the trail. The trail has historic information markers near areas of significance. In addition to learning more about the City of Firsts, there are also resting spaces along the trail. One is near a piece of public art close to Kokomo Opalescent Glass.