Summer Vacation Planner: The Indianapolis Cultural Trail
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an urban bike and pedestrian path connecting neighborhoods, cultural districts, and entertainment. The five downtown cultural districts include Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, the Canal and White River State Park, and the Wholesale District. The Cultural Trail will also connect with the Monon Trail, allowing access to Broad Ripple from downtown.
A kick-off celebration last week marked the beginning of construction of the North Corridor of the trail, a one-mile stretch including portions of Indiana Avenue, St. Clair Street, Walnut Street, the Canal, Meridian Street, and North Street. This area is part of the Memorial Plaza Historic District, with the American Legion Mall as the center point of the northern pathway.
The North Corridor is the third of seven construction phases of the trail. The half-mile East Corridor was completed in June 2008, and construction of the Northeast Corridor began in April. The entire eight-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.
For detailed maps and more information about the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, please visit http://www.indyculturaltrail.org/index.html.