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Indy Greenways: Indianapolis’ Trail Network

The Indy Greenways constitute the metropolitan recreational trail system which serves to connect Marion County and the metropolis of Indianapolis via walking, jogging and running paths. Maintained and operated conjointly by the Greenways Foundation (an organization that is also helping to fund the Indianapolis Cultural Trail) and Indy Parks, an organization that deals with Indianapolis parks, the Indy Greenways represent some of the finest greenway systems in the world.

Home video of a bike ride along the White River Greenway, part of Indy Greenways in Indianapolis

 

Indianapolis has nearly 40 miles of greenway trails meandering through sites of Indianapolis history, streams, old railway corridors and beautiful, mature green spaces. Along the way, visitors will find the Greenways Depot Library, a facility created for the express purpose of holding research materials relevant to greenways around the world.

A video of art along the Monon Trail in Indianapolis, an Indy Greenway

 

Some of the beautiful and useful trails included in the long list of Indy Greenways are: the Monon Trail, the Central Canal Towpath, Little Buck Creek Trail, Eagle Creek Trail, Pleasant Run Trail, Fall Creek Trail, White River Wapahani Trail, and the Lifestyle Fit and Pogues Run Trail.

The Monon Trail is a perfect example of an Indy Greenway, connecting downtown Indianapolis to the nearby suburb of Carmel, Indiana. This is possibly the most-frequented urban greenway in the United States.

For more information on the Indy Greenways, please visit the greenways’ homepage.

Indy Greenways
The Greenways Depot
900 E 64th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220-1102
317.327.7431
Fax: 317.327.7067

Mike Woods