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Indianapolis Top Ten

Top 10 Places to Walk, Run & Bike

From the nation's largest half marathon to an urban trail transforming downtown, Indy has plenty of paths perfect for pounding the pavement (and grass). Did we mention Lance Armstrong has pedaled along many of these?

 
  1. Indianapolis Cultural Trail: As a first of its kind, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a unique, urban eight-mile trail connecting six cultural enclaves and nearly 200 restaurants and 50 attractions.
  2. 500 Festival Mini Marathon: The largest half marathon in the U.S., period. Run around the Indy 500 track with more than 40,000 others.
  3. Canal Walk: Cutting through the heart of downtown, this 1.5 mile stretch of the Central Canal offers sweeping views of downtown on a designated path.
  4. Eagle Creek Park: As the 6th largest municipal park in the nation- more than 3,900 acres of wooded terrain and lake-visitors can hike, fish, or swim.
  5. Monon Trail: Connecting to the Cultural Trail, this 7.6-mile rail-to-trail cuts through unique neighborhoods, densely forested areas and along rivers from Westfield to downtown.
  6. Military Park: Located downtown, this greenspace offers a peaceful setting to take a walk, relax on the grass or toss a Frisbee with your dog.
  7. White River State Park: With 250 acres right smack downtown, visitors can tour the park on foot, boat or Segway.
  8. Fort Harrison State Park: Formerly a military base, this 1,700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites and tons of wildlife.
  9. Veterans Memorial Plaza: Aside from D.C., Indy touts the most monuments and memorials of any city in the U.S.
  10. Holliday Park & Nature Center: A 94-acre park with 3.5 miles of picturesque trails along the banks of the White River.

For more info on the bicycle-friendly areas of Indy, download INDYCOG's Indy Ride Guide here. If you're exploring on foot, use the Visit Indy app and its associated Indy Audio Tours developed in conjunction with Walk Indianapolis.


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