Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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2017 Indiana Trails Study Summary Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)

Eppley Trails Study 2017

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Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us celebrate the trails, greenways & blueways of Indiana!

Taking Trails to the Next Level

Together, we highlighted accomplishments in trail development, such as our grants to trail organizations and other projects we have planned in support of trails, greenways and blueways. In addition, we recognized some outstanding leaders of the trails movement in Indiana.

2019 Indiana Greenways Award winners

Governor Holcomb awards first grants for Next Level Trails

Celebrating his own birthday took a different path this year for Governor Eric Holcomb as he awarded the inaugural round of Next Level Trails grants. The Speedway Trails Association was the first recipient and will use its award to build two important connections for the B & O Trail. Speedway trail lands $4.9M in first round of state’s Next Level Trails program by Bryan Wells, May 12, 2019, Indianapolis Business Journal.

Read the NLT Press Release (PDF, 1.3 MB) to learn about all the grant awards.

Getting around

Ohio River Greenway
Friends of the Ohio River Greenway will host its annual fund raiser, Le Tour de Pork, the morning of August 3, 2019. Early registration guarantees a barbeque lunch and tee shirt. Routes of 26 and 50 miles wind through Harrison County, ending at a winery for lunch and live music. Did we mention barbeque?

Cardinal GreenwaysCardinal Greenways Bike Fest 2019 is three days of bicycling fun the weekend of July 26, 27 & 28. Register for the Saturday ride for your choice of sag-supported tours featuring entertainment, a beer garden, music and food, including lunch.

And Greenways Foundation board member and Cardinal Greenways CEO Angie Pool recently was named an Outstanding Trail Leader during the American Trails biennial International Trails Symposium.

Fort Wayne Trails
Fort Wayne Trails is hosting the annual Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll July 20, 2019. Proceeds go toward trail development for the Pufferbelly Trail linking downtown Fort Wayne with DeKalb County. Register today!

Meanwhile, Greenways Foundation board member Megan McClellan brings her considerable trail-building savvy to her new position as executive director for Fort Wayne Trails.

Rory Robinson Longtime Greenways Foundation friend and advisor Rory Robinson received the American Trails Hulet Hornbeck Lifetime Service Award for his many years of dedication with the National Park Service.

 

Trail of the Month

blooming redbud tree beside trail

At 62 miles, Cardinal Greenways ranks as a heavyweight among both Indiana and Midwest trails, and has the awards to prove it. It is the 2018 inductee to the RTC Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, a segment of RTC’s Great American Rail-Trail, and Cardinal CEO Angie Pool is a recently-named Outstanding Trail Leader by American Trails.

cyclists on a trail bridge

More important than the awards are the rewards given by Cardinal Greenways to the communities it serves. Nearly 70 percent of Cardinal trail users report getting more exercise thanks to the trail and, on average, spend 77 minutes there during each visit. Local hospitals and health partners use the Cardinal in their fitness initiatives. Businesses are locating near the greenway or requesting connecting spurs and realtors include trail access as a feature when listing homes. Hoosiers from Richmond to Losantville to Muncie to Gaston to Marion routinely enjoy time on this distinctive regional amenity.

Cardinal Greenways

Our Trail of the Month feature is sponsored by Citizens Energy Group.