Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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Pennsy Trail bench donation

Three people behind trail bench

When Dick Snyder wanted to donate a trail bench on the Pennsy Trail in Indianapolis to honor his late wife, Diane, the Greenways Foundation worked with the Indianapolis Parks Foundation to make it so. The comfy bench will welcome trail users thanks to (from left) Parks Foundation President Lori Hazlett, Dick Snyder, and Greenways Foundation President Karen Bohn.

New grocer donates for trail development

two people with giant check

When Fresh Thyme held a grand opening for two stores in Indianapolis, the East 82nd Street store gave a $2,500 donation to the Greenways Foundation. They asked the funds be use for trail amenities or development. In the photo, GF President Karen Bohn accepts an oversized check from Fresh Thyme Store Manager Troy Bond.

New greenway in the works

family enjoying trail

The first paved section of the Covered Bridge Gateway Trail is open! Thanks to the leadership of the Covered Bridge Gateway Trails Association, users such as this young family (who donated a parcel of land for the trail) now can enjoy a beautiful greenway.

Foundation backs trails maintenance fund

The Indiana General Assembly is considering establishing a Recreational Trails Maintenance Fund and Greenways Foundation board members have been actively encouraging the process. Bill Barks, Dick Aikman and Karen Bohn met with Representative Don Lehe, chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, two weeks before the committee met.

When the committee met September 17, board members (from left, in photo) Angie Pool, Shaunna Graf, Dawn Ritchie and Mitch Barloga presented a white paper and a slide presentation (PDF, 1.3 MB). We will continue to follow up with this when the legislature meets in January. The committee will discuss funding trail maintenance as well as trail policy for the state.

Please consider taking a moment to contact the study committee members with your thoughts on the matter. Those members are:

board members

Rep. Don Lehe, Chairperson (R-25)
Sen. Jean Leising (R-42)
Sen. Michael Crider (R-28)
Sen. Susan Glick (R-13)
Sen. Lindel Hume (D-48)
Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-9)
Sen. Timothy Skinner (D-38)
Sen. Richard Young (D-47)
Rep. James Baird (R-44)
Rep. B. Patrick Bauer (D-6)
Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-57)
Rep. William Friend (R-23)
Rep. Clyde Kersey (D-43)
Rep. David Niezgodski (D-7)

Featured trail group

volunteers at work

The Panhandle Pathway is a 21-mile multi-use greenway from Winamac to France Park, just west of Logansport, and it has its Friends — literally. The Friends of the Panhandle Pathway believe their mission is to develop, manage and maintain this Northern Indiana trail and they back up that belief with effort and energy.

Photo: Panhandle Friends at work

Featured trails

trail users

The Whitewater River flows south through Eastern Indiana, creating a valley that is home to two trail systems that are long on historical significance.

Whitewater Gorge Park offers steep limestone walls, a swift stream and deep forest with miles of trail and spectacular views. The gorge played a central role in the rich history of Richmond, and today its paved and unpaved greenways offer peaceful beauty to trail users.

historical canal lock

Farther south, the Whitewater Canal Trail features the 19th-Century Whitewater Canal from Metamora to Brookville. The trail that follows the canal includes several locks and the only existing wooden aqueduct in the country, as well as the natural beauty of the broad, wooded valley and historical activities in Metamora.

Photo top: Whitewater Gorge Trail, Richmond; photo bottom: Yellow Bank Lock near the Whitewater Canal Trail