Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

Greenways Foundation Strategic Plan 2013Greenways Foundation Strategic Plan 2013 (PDF, 753 KB)

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Reserve now, to attend our annual luncheon

Exploring Indiana's Trails

Join us for the 2015 Annual Fundraising Luncheon for the Greenways Foundation. We’ll take you on an epic journey to discover the excitement and diversity of Indiana’s trails & greenways. Be prepared for an adventure as our host guides you through what’s new to explore on Indiana’s trails — as well as a few surprises! You may think you know Indiana’s trails & greenways — but you haven’t explored them with Indiana Jones!

We appreciate your continued support of the Greenways Foundation. As our primary annual fundraising event, your luncheon tickets and sponsorships help us to continue serving our mission of working to promote the growth, enhancement and use of Indiana greenways.

The event is Tuesday, February 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Indianapolis.

Sponsorship opportunities and individual registrations are now open! You may register online at Eventbrite or download our 2015 Luncheon Registration Form (PDF, 2.2 MB) to complete and mail with your check.

We look forward to seeing you in February!

Bike-ped plan funding announced

urban bike trail

The Indiana State Department of Health is providing funding for Indiana communities to prepare a community-wide bicycle and pedestrian master plan. Applications for the funding are due January 30, 2015. A minimum of two plans will be funded in this annual round. Successful applicants will begin their plans no earlier than July 2015, with funded plans required to be completed by the end of June 2016.

The ISDH Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity invests in partnerships and activities that work towards improving the health of all Indiana residents. The adoption of bicycle and pedestrian master plans by Indiana communities is seen as an effective way to invest in changes to policy and the built environment that support healthy community outcomes.

A digital copy of the grant application form is available on the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative web site. For more information and questions, contact Pete Fritz at (317) 234-6808 or pefritz@isdh.in.gov.

Featured trail group

volunteers at work

The Panhandle Pathway is a 21-mile multi-use greenway from Winamac to France Park, just west of Logansport, and it has its Friends — literally. The Friends of the Panhandle Pathway believe their mission is to develop, manage and maintain this Northern Indiana trail and they back up that belief with effort and energy.

Photo: Panhandle Friends at work

Featured trails

trail users

The Whitewater River flows south through Eastern Indiana, creating a valley that is home to two trail systems that are long on historical significance.

Whitewater Gorge Park offers steep limestone walls, a swift stream and deep forest with miles of trail and spectacular views. The gorge played a central role in the rich history of Richmond, and today its paved and unpaved greenways offer peaceful beauty to trail users.

historical canal lock

Farther south, the Whitewater Canal Trail features the 19th-Century Whitewater Canal from Metamora to Brookville. The trail that follows the canal includes several locks and the only existing wooden aqueduct in the country, as well as the natural beauty of the broad, wooded valley and historical activities in Metamora.

Photo top: Whitewater Gorge Trail, Richmond; photo bottom: Yellow Bank Lock near the Whitewater Canal Trail