Accessible Nature Trail on Indy’s Northwest Side

#Indianapolis — Walking nature trails can be a fun and relaxing activity for families or individuals. But some trails pose a challenge to people whose balance is not good, who use a wheelchair, or even for children whose legs simply get too tired navigating a long trail. The nature trail on the grounds of Robin Run Village at 62nd and Zionsville Road is a great option for people who want to enjoy nature, but need a path that’s a little more negotiable.

Entrance to the nature trail at Robin Run

Signs at the 62nd St. entrance to Robin Run provide direction to the Coan Lea Cabin, which is situated at the entrance to the nature trail. The cabin was built in the 1800s, and moved to Robin Run in 1975.

Coan Lea Cabin and outbuildings at Robin Run

The trail itself is well-shaded, wide enough for a wheelchair, paved and relatively short. I walked it in about 15 minutes one Sunday afternoon at a leisurely pace.There are also a few benches that allow for rest and reflection.

Bench provides rest on nature trail

Sunlight hits the nature trail at Robin Run Village.

Sunlight hits the nature trail at Robin Run

While fishing is restricted to Robin Run residents, the resident ducks appreciate some bits of bread tossed from the deck at the pond.

The deck near the nature trail at Robin Run