Did you know that part of Indiana’s longest rail trail resides in our classic cool, Grant County?
The Cardinal Greenway Trail, a 62-mile, hall of fame trail, is Indiana’s longest span of recreational trails. Spanning from Marion through Muncie to Richmond in East Central Indiana, Cardinal Greenways boasts an abundance of scenic Indiana sights. You will enjoy hiking, biking, jogging, or strolling along the beautiful portion of the Cardinal Greenway in Grant County. Be sure to leave some time to explore the communities along the way and discover the Hoosier Hospitality waiting there for you.
To make a day out of your hike along the Cardinal Greenway in Grant County, stop by the Cumberland Covered Bridge in Matthews at the southern edge of Grant County, experience the James Dean sites in Fairmount and Marion, or enjoy the 3200+ acre Mississinewa Lake and its surrounding recreation areas. If you travel west of Marion, the Sweetser Switch Trail features a 1916 wooden caboose and two restored train cars. At one time, Sweetser’s train depot served eight passenger trains daily between two different railroads.
Major trailheads with parking on the Cardinal Greenway in Grant County are located in Marion behind Westwood Square on Miller Avenue between 2nd and 6th Streets, at Hogin Park at Valley Avenue and 14th Street, and in Jonesboro/Gas City at the intersection of SR 22/35 and Water Street, just east of SR 15.
During your next visit to Grant County, be sure to get a breath of fresh air and enjoy a stroll along the scenic Cardinal Greenway Trail!
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Due to COVID-19, visitors are required to practice safe social distancing protocol when in public. Masks will be necessary to enter inside establishments and are to be worn in situations when social distancing is not possible. These safety measures should allow everyone to have fun, all while staying safe. the Mississinewa River and stretches over 2 miles long. Mississinewa Lake, one of the three Upper Wabash flood-control reservoirs, offers excellent fishing, hunting and boating opportunities in the heart of north-central Indiana. In addition to featuring a 400-plus-site campground and family cabins, Mississinewa was the first state property in Indiana to introduce seasonal camping, where visitors can retain a campsite for the entire season in an all-new campground.