The IWC Canal Greenway, also known as the Central Canal Towpath, features two 19th-century iron bridges that cross the waterway, designated an American Water Landmark. As you follow the tree-lined, crushed limestone path, keep your eyes open for blue heron, ducks, geese and turtles.
From the trail's northern endpoint, continue your journey on the Monon Trail
, an 18-mile Hall of Fame rail-trail, or, from the trail's southern end, you can access the White River Wapahani Trail
to travel into downtown Indianapolis.
A short distance north of the IWC Canal Greenway's northern endpoint, you'll find parking available adjacent to the Monon Trail. At the southern end of the trail, park in designated spaces along W. 30th Street, across from the Indiana Naval Armory. Mid-way, a spur connects the trail to the Butler University campus, where you can also find parking (restrictions may apply).
The Central Canal Towpath was a pleasant surprise in the midst of a bustling city. The extensive leaf canopy and the gently curving path was reminiscent of rides in a state park, not and urban setting. Although it was a Monday, it feels as though it is ...
The Central Canal Towpath serves as counterpoint to the Monon Trail to which it connects. On its south end the trail runs along the quiet water of the canal with tall trees shading you from the afternoon sun which tried its best to immiserate me one 98 ...