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SWEETSER SWITCH TRAIL

The Sweetser Switch Trail is a rail with trail running alongside an active rail line connecting the Cardinal Greenway with Sweetser, Mier, and Converse.  The Sweetser Switch Trail also carries the Northern Route of the American Discovery Trail. It is a seven mile long trail that honors its railroad history in Sweetser with a display of railroading historical artifacts.

 

LOCATION

County: Grant

City: Sweetser

Mileage: 7.0

East Endpoint - Specific: County Road 400 W

West Endpoint - Specific: County Road 1000 W

Notable Trailhead: County Road 1000 W, County Road 700 W, County Road 600 W, Sweetser Town Hall, County Road 400 W

Near to US highways: US Highway 35, State Road 18

 

TRAIL FEATURES

Type of Trail: Rail with Trail

Surface: paved

Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, jogging, in-line skates, wheelchairs

Attractive Features: Runs along active rail line.  Part of the American Discovery Trail, covered bridges, display of train equipment in Sweetser

 

AGENCY INFORMATION

Town of Sweetser

113 N. Main Street

Sweetser, IN  46987​

Trail Website

Trail Map

 

More Information

From the Grant County website:

The Sweetser Switch Trail is the ideal place for walking, running, bicycling, roller blading and horseback riding. A paved and stoned trail stretches for one mile with beautiful landscaping, benches, shelters, and tables for picnics. The trail includes a 1916 wooden caboose, restored parlor car, and mail car for different recreational events. The Sweetser Switch Trail Pumpkin Walk is held annually in the latter part of October. Located 5 blocks South of State Road 18.