Farm Heritage Trail

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The Farm Heritage Trail runs through a canopy of Indiana hardwoods, fields of corn and soybeans, and, at its northern end, passes over the scenic Sugar Creek on an iron bridge. The trail extends from Lebanon to Thorntown, following the former route of the Big Four Railroad, which began serving the region in 1852. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln traveled this route on his way to his presidential inauguration.

The short portion extending north of Thorntown, which is occasionally referred to as the Keewasakee Trail, is paved. Currently, an equestrian path begins at Serum Plant Road, just south of Thorntown, and parallels the trail for 4 miles with more horse-friendly segments to come. Future plans also include extending the trail more than 40 miles to create a connection from Zionsville to Lafayette.

Parking and Trail Access

The trailhead in Lebanon is located off of Sam Ralston Road. You can reach this trailhead by exiting I-65 at State Route 32 and heading east. Sam Ralston Road is the first cross street; take it north past the Denny's restaurant for 0.5 mile to reach the trail.

The northern section of the Farm Heritage Trail can be accessed in the town of Thorntown. Parking is available at Lions Club Park just north of Main Street. The adjacent equestrian trail can be accessed off of Hazelrigg Road just south of Thorntown.


Loved our ride!

   July, 2015 by wcmullet

Rode 5 miles north and back from Lebanon trail head behind Menards on a recent evening. While not a perfectly smooth hard paved trail, we enjoyed the quiet peaceful ride through a mostly wooded area with fields on either side. A neat experience to think more

Wonderful experience

   July, 2015 by 1hikingchick

The entry to the trail under the I-65 overpass in Lebanon is now open! This is a peaceful trail, with beautiful, rural scenery the entire way. We really enjoyed the ride from Lebanon to Thorntown and back and stopped at the delightful little rest area more

Trail needs repaved in need of repair

   June, 2015 by supercrew1962

The trail has needed a lot a care done to it. pavement is falling apart grass growing in middle of the trail grass only cut when it so high it's needed a brush hog. read more