Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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

Eppley Trails Study 2017

Statewide trail mapStatewide Trail Map 2016 (PDF, 11.3 MB)

 
 

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

Cardinal GreenwaysCardinal Greenways is hosting a National Trails Day 5K June 1 beginning at 7 a.m. Register now for this fun event, one of thousands of active celebrations across the country that day.

River Heritage Conservancy
The River Heritage Conservancy has a vision of transforming the Ohio River frontage from New Albany to Jeffersonville. Riverfront park, WRBD News

Evansville Trails CoalitionThe Hi-Rail Multi-use Trail will be open soon in Evansville. It is located between Walnut Street and Riverside Drive, along Highway 41. Follow the Evansville Trails Coalition for updates.

 

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.