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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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  • usually bike from 146th st south to 96th st. decided to bike north thru Westfield. nicely paved. areas of shady riding. need to careful at major intersections as cars may not see you or stop. 
  • We had a lovely ride on the Monon Trail and and brunch this past weekend in Broad Ripple only to return to our car parked near the 86th Street Trailhead and find that our car window had been smashed a...  read more »
  • The Monon Trail is easy to access from any location and passes great tourist attractions for visitors. 
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