“Indiana is the best example of trail-making in the country,” says one national expert. In Indianapolis and its suburbs, the trend has changed the way communities approach development—and how residents play, work, and relax. Off we go!
Formerly known as the Zionsville Rail Trail, the Big-4 Rail Trail, a greenway through the heart of the northwestern suburb, is a favorite of children and parents, at the center of a sprawling system that spans Boone County.
Call it the non-Monon: The Towpath may not get as much love as a certain other north-south greenway running through the heart of Indianapolis, but this trail following the route of a nearly 200-year-old canal system connects some of the city’s top cultural attractions and destination neighborhoods—and has a unique rural character all its own.