Download the agenda from our 2019 GF Legislative Webinar (PDF, 3 MB)
Statewide Trail Map 2016 (PDF, 11.3 MB)
Applications for the first round, which will fund up to $20 million in Regionally and $5 million in Locally Significant projects, are currently being accepted. You can electronically submit complete application packets to NextLevelTrails@dnr.in.gov by February 15 for consideration in the first round.
For those who could not attend a workshop, DNR has provided a copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the webinar on the Next Level Trails web site.
Additionally, NLT staff is working on several documents, including a sample “Letter of Intent” and a real estate handbook. These documents will be helpful to applicants and should be posted soon. Check the Next Level Trails web site frequently as additional resources will be posted in the coming days and weeks.
Send any questions to the Next Level Trails team at NextLevelTrails@dnr.in.gov.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Greenways Foundation, the 2017 Indiana Trails Study compiles data gathered from trail users, non-users, and neighbors of eight trails in the Hoosier state. A team of researchers collected information about trail use, health factors related to trail use, and the economic impact of trails.
2017 Indiana Trails Study Summary Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)
The study was conducted by the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University’s School of Public Health. The Institute, working with guidance from an advisory group, chose eight greenways from around the state.
In-depth reports for each of the eight trails are available at the Eppley Institute web site. The trails include the Erie-Lackawanna Trail (Northwest Indiana), Rivergreenway (Fort Wayne), Pumpkinvine Nature Trail (Elkhart & LaGrange Counties), Monon Trail (Indianapolis & Carmel), Cardinal Greenway (Marion to Muncie to Richmond), Nickel Plate Trail (Kokomo to Peru to Rochester), Columbus People Trail, and the B-line Trail (Bloomington).
Outstanding Public Official: Steve Morris — Director of the Division of Outdoor Recreation, IDNR (retired)
Outstanding Trail Advocate: Bill Adams
Outstanding Trail Group: Noble Trails, Kendallville
Outstanding Corporation: Fort Wayne Outfitters & Don Hall’s Catering
Outstanding Trail Project: Oak Savannah Trail Extension, Town of Griffith
Outstanding Local Government: Allen County Government
Greenways Foundation Legacy Award: Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Merrillville
Individual stories will be posted soon.