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)

 
 

Trail of the Month

urban neighborhood bike trail

Photo by tom mcCain

The Terre Haute National Road Heritage Trail is a key cross-town connector, running for nearly seven miles from the west end of Indiana State University campus downtown to Chamberlain Road just east of Twigg Rest Area off U.S. 40. The trail is part of a proposed border-to-border greenway stretching between Terre Haute and Richmond, which will eventually span more than 150 miles. The Terre Haute segment partly occupies the former Pennsylvania Railroad corridor that closely parallels the Historic National Road.

As it winds through Terre Haute, the trail links the ISU campus with parks, neighborhoods, schools and businesses before heading east into a more wooded countryside with scattered farmland, passing alongside the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

National Road Heritage Trail, Terre Haute Parks Department

National Road Heritage Trail, TrailLink, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

bikes on wooded trail

Photo by Greg Midgley

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

Greenways Foundation Annual Report

2018 Annual ReportYou may download our 2018 Annual Report (PDF, 721 KB) or read the synopsis below.

The Greenways Foundation presented our 2019 Legislative Platform with the help of Indiana trail stakeholders. We continue to work with state legislators on funding the existing Trails Maintenance Fund and sustainable funding for new trails when the Next Level Trails program is complete. The demand for trails in Indiana is strong!

We proudly sponsored the 2018 Greenways+Blueways Map in Northwest Indiana. We have served as a sponsor for this excellent resource since the first map was published in 2008. We understand the importance of marketing, and can help you with getting the word out about your trail, too!

Our state license plate accounts for our main source of revenue. At the end of 2018, there were 1,446 plates sold for a total income of $36,150. Those who buy plates become new members of the Foundation. Thanks to our state plates, we were able to award $21,000 in grants to five trail projects in 2018! These include:

Financial Report 2018

Inflow $54,000
License plates 67%
Annual luncheon 27%
Donations 6%

Outflow $42,500
Grants program 44%
Business expenses 36%
— Community engagement, accounting services, board insurance, reimbursements Fundraising 20%
— Luncheon venue, printing, marketing, conferences

Getting around

Northwest Indiana Regional Planning CommissionThanks to a Next Level Trails grant, Schererville sees a Greenway Trail end in sight for its section of the Pennsy Greenway Northwest Trail. Greenways Foundation President Mitch Barloga dons his Northwest Indiana planner hat to explain how Crown Point could expand on that development.

Cardinal GreenwaysGreenways 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
Trek the Trails is a family-friendly weekly ride hosted by Fort Wayne Trails. Check it out!

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.

 

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