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, 5 MB)

 
 
Taking Trails to the Next Level

Our 2021 Luncheon will be April 29 — please save the date! Details & registration to come.

 
 

Trail of the Month

bicyclist on a trail

Trail advocates in Michiana have combined their efforts to create the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail, an amalgam of bike-ped paths from Mishawaka through downtown South Bend and north to Niles. With a combined length of 17 miles, the greenways often follow the St. Joseph River, much of which is a popular blueway trail, particularly the internationally-known East Race Trail. Multiple spurs allow the IMRVT to connect universities & schools, parks, hospitals, cultural attractions, business districts and two YMCAs. The most recent addition, the East Bank-LaSalle Connector Trail, a Next Level Trail Round 1 project, was completed this fall.

Friends of the In-Mi River Valley Trail, Facebook

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

urban bike-ped trail river and bike-ped trail

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

 
2020 Awards

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 Indiana Greenways Awards!

Outstanding Public Official
Dawn Ritchie
City of Fort Wayne

bicyclists on a trail

Towpath Trail, Fort Wayne

Outstanding Trail Advocate
Jeff Ray
Healthy Communities of Henry County

Man on a walking trail

Jeff Ray, National Road Heritage Trail, Raysville section. Photo by Darrel Radford, New Castle Courier-Times.

Outstanding Trail Group
Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association, Inc.

joggers on a trail

HARTA’s annual Zombie Dash, Huntington

Outstanding Corporation
Parkview Hospital
Fort Wayne

Parkview Hospital  
 

Outstanding Local Government
City of Carmel

trail tunnel

Monon Greenway, Carmel

Outstanding Trail Project
Lewis & Clark Trail
Clarksville

trail along Ohio River

Lewis & Clark Trail, Clarksville

Greenways Legacy Award
Eric J. Holcomb
Governor, State of Indiana

Governor Holcomb also was our guest speaker at the 2020 Greenways Foundation Virtual Luncheon.

bicyclist on trail bridge and Eric Holcomb

Next Level Trails is a trail-building fund established by Governor Holcomb.

 
 

Getting around

National Road Heritage TrailThe National Road Heritage Trail continues to expand, as outlined on the NRHT web site, with 2020 progress in several Indiana counties. Organizers and advocates continue to work toward a cross-state trail dream.

Cardinal GreenwaysOur friends at the Cardinal Greenway are getting some well-earned national attention for its new Kitselman Trailhead, soon to be formally dedicated. In related blueway trail news, Muncie removed two of its five lowhead dams on White River, making paddling safer and more inviting.

Karst Farm GreenwayConnectivity! Friends of Monroe County Greenways reports the Monroe County Council has approved funding for a connector trail from the Karst Farm Greenway to the in-city Bloomington trail system.

Pathways Over PoguesPogue’s Run Trail is getting revitalized, thanks to a neighborhood initiative called Pathways Over Pogue’s that is raising money to repair the historic 1903 Nowland Avenue Bridge, a classic example of the Luten Arch.

The Greenways Foundation awarded a grant to POP to help pay for the design phase of the project.