Cool Places & Spaces

Hiking & Biking

Cardinal Greenway

Enjoy biking, hiking, or jogging along the beautiful portion of the Cardinal Greenway rail-trail project in Grant County. Major trailheads with parking 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…

Converse Junction Trail

The Converse Junction Trail consists of 3 miles of paved trail, perfect for walking, biking, or hiking. You’ll enjoy the natural beauty of the area and while in Converse, you’ll love exploring the quaint shops and amazing restaurants the town has to offer. Bring your family for a day of outdoor fun and fresh air.

Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival

In the heart of Grant County is the Cumberland Covered Bridge. This 181-foot covered timbered bridge is a beauty and it’s the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County! Spanning the Mississinewa River in Matthews, Indiana, this serene setting is a must-stop for a picnic and a selfie. Every year the Matthews Lions Club hosts…

Marion’s Mississinewa Riverwalk

Scenic path that follows the Mississinewa River and stretches for 2.25 miles. The walkway begins at Washington Street bridge and 1st Street, and extends through Matter Park, providing a trail system for recreation and physical fitness.  Walk, jog, run, bike, roller-blade – this paved trail is perfect for all types of activity.  Families and children love this trail!

Sweetser Switch Trail

The Sweetser Switch Trail is the ideal place for walking, running, bicycling, roller blading and horseback riding. The trail stretches for four miles from the Marion area and on towards Converse with beautiful landscaping, benches, shelters, and tables for picnics. The trail includes a 1916 wooden caboose, restored parlor car, and mail car for different…