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Monon Trail, Carmel

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The Monon Trail is a rail trail located entirely within the state of Indiana. The Monon Railroad was a popular railroad line connecting the cities of Chicago and Indianapolis, with stops at major settlements along its route. After the decline of railroad travel and the sale of the company in 1987, the portion of the line between Indianapolis and Delphi, Indiana was abandoned.In Northwest Indiana, the trail is only long, running through Lake County from Munster to Hammond. In the Indianapolis area, the trail consists of running through Hamilton and Marion counties, connecting Indianapolis, Carmel, and Westfield.The first portions of the trail were created in the late 1990s, but it has been consistently extended in both of its segments since then. Today, the trail is a shared use path, complete with trailheads, park amenities, and local attractions near it.Northwest Indiana segmentNorthwest Indiana's portion of the Monon covers, starting at the Pennsy Greenway near the Illinois–Indiana border in Munster, and running north to the Erie Lackawanna Trailhead in downtown Hammond.
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  • Spent a fun day bike riding here, we had gone over 30 miles (roundtrip) without realizing it. Really fun (free) activity.  more »
  • I was looking to get in a run in a safe environment. Monon Trail is the place!! It's 24 miles end to end with a huge variety of on/off areas with parking and, in some cases, restrooms and water founta...  more »
  • What's not to love about the Monon? I would love to see Hamilton County, especially Fishers, adopt more these multi use trails. They are phenomenal for a myriad of reasons such as connecting different...  more »
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