Connersville, IN Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Anderson Airport Trail

1.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Blue River Trail (Shelbyville)

3.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Cardinal Greenway

61 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Franklin Greenway Trail

3.4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Great Miami River Trail

87.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Pennsy Trail (IN)

14.5 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Stillwater River Bikeway

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

14.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

White River Greenway (Muncie)

5.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Whitewater Canal Trail

11 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Whitewater Gorge Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Wilbur Wright Trail

3.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Columbus People Trail

15.7 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Concrete

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Honey Creek Trail

5.27 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Progress Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Union City Gateway Trail

0.72 mi
State: IN, OH
Asphalt

Wasson Way

4.32 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

White River Greenway

4.89 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

16.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Archway Trail

0.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Great-Little Trail

7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

National Road Heritage Trail (Henry County)

8.2 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone

Shirley Heritage Trail

1.1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Woolly Bear Parkway Trail

1.4 mi
State: IN
Grass, Gravel

Amos Road Trail

1 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

2.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Miami-Erie Canal Path

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

0.75 mi
State: IN
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Planes, trains and automobiles: the Anderson Airport Trail in Madison County has it all. The asphalt trail begins at the perimeter of the Anderson Municipal Airport runway in Chesterfield and allows...
IN 1.5 mi Asphalt
Crossing from one end of Shelbyville to the other, the Blue River Trail provides a safe way for residents to walk or bike to a number of parks whilst enjoying the proximity to the city's beloved...
IN 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana at 61 miles, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond, and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The...
IN 61 mi Asphalt
The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...
IN 5.4 mi Asphalt
The Franklin Greenway Trail (also known as the Franklin Historic Trail) is 3.4 miles of paths threading through Franklin’s parks while connecting community amenities such as schools, community centers...
IN 3.4 mi Asphalt
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Overview The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks and spans 87.5 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural...
OH 87.5 mi Asphalt
The straight, paved Pennsy Trail (not to be confused with the Pennsy Greenway located farther north in the Chicago suburbs) occupies a portion of the old right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad...
IN 14.5 mi Asphalt
The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...
OH 7.8 mi Asphalt
The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's...
OH 14.5 mi Asphalt
Muncie's White River Greenway follows the course of its namesake river through the city between W. White River Boulevard at W. River Road and N. Gavin Street at Bunch Boulevard. The trail corridor...
IN 5.6 mi Asphalt
Running along a former rail bed, the Whitewater Canal Trail parallels the Whitewater Canal as it takes hikers and cyclists through the heart of the Whitewater River Valley in Franklin County.  The...
IN 11 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Much of the trail is tree-lined and offers glimpses of the gorge’s rugged cliffs. It passes Veterans Memorial Park, which includes memorials for the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, and...
IN 2 mi Asphalt
Wilbur Wright Trail will one day extend from New Castle (in Henry County) to Losantville (in Randolph County), where it will connect to the Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana. The...
IN 3.1 mi Asphalt
The Columbus People Trail offers an easy and convenient way for residents in this small Indiana city to get around by bike or on foot. The network comprises more than 15 miles of sidewalks, on-road...
IN 15.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
When complete, the Hamilton Belt Line Trail will wrap 3 miles along a former CSX right-of-way around the west side of Hamilton. In its heyday, Champion Paper Mill used the line track to move coal and...
OH 1.15 mi Asphalt
Running along a former rail corridor, the Honey Creek Trail connects three of Middletown’s parks, including Dietrich Park, and passes through the community of Honey Creek in the Fall Creek...
IN 5.27 mi Asphalt
The Progress Parkway Trail is a flat, hardtop shared-use path running along the east edge of Shelbyville, Indiana. Despite its name, the trail actually starts along Lee Boulevard, on the east edge of...
IN 4 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: A portion of the trail near the Kreis Dam is closed while the Golf Course Irrigation Project is underway. See Great Parks for more up to date closure information.  The Sharon Woods...
OH 2.6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides...
IN, OH 0.72 mi Asphalt
Overview Wasson Way runs between Montgomery Rd at the edge of Xavier University's campus and Old Red Bank Rd at the edge of Ault Park in Cincinnati. About the Route The first section of the...
OH 4.32 mi Asphalt
The White River Greenway in Anderson, IN is approximately 4.89 miles paved (with a small section of boardwalk) along the White River and continues approximately 1.7 miles unpaved. It links multiple...
IN 4.89 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt
Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...
OH 16.2 mi Asphalt
Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...
IN 0.6 mi Asphalt
How can a trail be great and little? When it connects two of the Miami Valley's most popular regional trails, the Great Miami River Trail in the west, to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in the east. The...
OH 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Henry County segment of the National Road Heritage Trail runs for 8 miles over two segments. One runs from Big Blue River in Raysville east to SR 3 west of Dunreith (4 miles); the other between S...
IN 8.2 mi Crushed Stone
The Shirley Heritage Trail provides easy access to recreational opportunities while celebrating the history of the Town of Shirley.  At about a mile long, the trail runs east along South Railroad...
IN 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Woolly Bear Parkway Trail is on the former Pennsylvania rail corridor that starts in Kennard and extends west for 1.4 miles. The rustic trail is mostly grass with a gravel base, and lined with...
IN 1.4 mi Grass, Gravel
The Amos Road Trail contributes a mile to Shelbyville's growing trail network. The trail is located in the southern reaches of the city. It is a flat shared-use path on the side of Amos Road, taking...
IN 1 mi Asphalt
This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...
KY 2.3 mi Asphalt
Running along an old section of the Miami & Erie Canal, this trail is also known as the Miami-Erie Canal Trail and the Port Union-Gilmore Ponds Historic Canal Trail. This multiuse paved trail is flat...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...
IN 0.75 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

A Nice Local Trail in Need of Further Development

July, 2024 by orangedoug

After parking in Hamilton, Ohio's Jim Grimm Park located on Cleveland Avenue, I rode 2.4 miles on an out-and-back ride on the Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail. The current trail is a combination of the first and second phases of a planned 3.5 mile loop on the west bank of the Great Miami River. Eventually plans include an off-road connection to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail located on the east bank of the river.

Jim Grimm Park which is located in the center of the current 1.15 mile trail. The trail runs between Eaton Avenue and North B Street which runs along the Great Miami River. This tree-lined trail runs through a ravine in which Twomile Creek runs toward emptying into the Great Miami River. This asphalt trail is in very good condition and seems to be popular with walkers and joggers. I think that it would probably get more cyclists riding it if the entire planned loop were to be completed. This would include completing an off-road or separated bike lane along B Street and over either the Black Street or Main Street bridges in order to connect to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. Early plans of the trail’s route showed a trail connection to these bridges along the banks of the Great Miami River. However, when I reached B Street there was a sign indicating the end of the trail and there was no indication of any route paralleling B street to the bridges. However, after looking at a photo I took at B Street, and also looking at images from Google Earth, the sidewalk on the west side of B Street appears to have been widened to accommodate both pedestrian and bike traffic. I may have to ride this trail again to explore this possibility.

From what little research I’ve done, the other phases of the project to extend the trail beyond Eaton Ave. are well behind schedule so perhaps local interest in completing the trail has waned. The Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail seems to be a trail that local residents like, but at this time, it is not one I would recommend going out of your way to ride.

Great Miami River Trail

Pavement Cracks

June, 2024 by mr.dave witt

Been riding this trail for decades and have noticed that sections between Franklin and Dayton have pavement cracks every 30-50 ft that are 2-4 inches in width. It looks like at in the past they were filled in with asphalt, now the asphalt has sunk down in. Yesterday was a jarring and unsettling ride, probably will start in downtown Dayton and ride north until they fix these cracks.

Pennsy Trail (IN)

After the monon and nickel plate trail this is the 3rd best in the region

June, 2024 by soluschristus01

After the monon and nickel plate trail this is the 3rd best in the region

Accordion

Anderson Airport Trail

A short 1.47 miles, paved with slight inclines, clean and quiet. Parked in Chesterfield behind the airport at the American legion, it's free, good spot for a trailhead. Watches some planes take off. Raced a squirrel.

June, 2024 by sunflowerfarm765

A short 1.47 miles, paved with slight inclines, clean and quiet. Parked in Chesterfield behind the airport at the American legion, it's free, good spot for a trailhead. Watches some planes take off. Raced a squirrel.

Woolly Bear Parkway Trail

mosquito heaven

May, 2024 by branden86401

Trail was all grass and tall at some points. Me and my 2 kids got bit up super bad though by mosquitoes. Spiders webs and mosquitoes are horrible.

Franklin Greenway Trail

Great!

May, 2024 by jasonahyer

Great little well-maintained bike/walk path!

Great Miami River Trail

Ran this trail twice

May, 2024 by luv_mlb25

I have ran this trail from top to bottom twice. This included the portion that is known as Canal Feeder Trail in Sidney (not labeled on this map, but said to be part of the trail) and also includes the last little bit from Hamilton to Fairfield.

Last year when i ran it, it was labeled as being 99 miles, however, this year they have it marked as being 87 miles...not sure where the other 12 miles went from the year before...but I measured it out to be 95.72 miles. This includes any and all spurs or any branches off from the main trail. Canal feeder trail is 4.66 miles (this includes the whole trail, across Vandemark Rd where the trail extends and dead ends in the woods with no place to go but back to the Vandemark Rd parking lot). Then starting at Swift Run in Piqua and ending at Trenton (including Canal Feeder) measures 84.55 miles. The last little bit from Reigart Road in Hamilton to Groh Ln in Fairfield measures 11.17 miles.

I frequently run the portions running from Piqua to Vandalia. This portion is mostly wooded and protected. Once it gets in to Dayton it gets a little tricky with more flood bank runs and city views. The run from Marina Drive to Miami St is a little boring but not as boring as the path from Carmody to Trenton that measures 6.2 miles in distance.

I have this trail broke down in to miles pretty good with landmarks. If anyone ever wants to know distance measures, I'm your gal.

The last leg of the map runs Hamilton to Fairfield, and honestly may be the best part through heavy woods and beautiful landscapes.

Enjoy!

Pennsy Trail (IN)

Awesome trail

April, 2024 by leanneklamb

Way less traffic than the Monon trail, had a great time riding my ride here.

Wilbur Wright Trail

New section at Mooreland, IN.

April, 2024 by jeffstov

There is a very new section on the Wilbur Wright Trail open between N County Road 625E and N county Road 800 E going through Mooreland . There is another section that is in the process of being cleared to the west of CR 600 E.. Looking forward to the day when I can ride from New castle all the way to Losantville where the Wilbur Wright will connect with the Cardinal Greenway.

Archway Trail

Road trip to Indy. Needed a quick run to stretch the legs. Just a few minutes off i70 and just a few minutes to run the 0.6 mile trail. Runs along a main road. Nice "trail". Wouldn't go out of my way for it... But it served it's purpose.

March, 2024 by luv_mlb25

Road trip to Indy. Needed a quick run to stretch the legs. Just a few minutes off i70 and just a few minutes to run the 0.6 mile trail. Runs along a main road. Nice "trail". Wouldn't go out of my way for it... But it served it's purpose.

Wilbur Wright Trail

This is a beautiful trail, if you start at the YMCA that first 1.5 mile is deceiving, you hit a bigger than expected incline. Next 1.5 mile has good ups and downs and curves. I think you should start at the end and finish at the YMCA.

March, 2024 by sunflowerfarm765

This is a beautiful trail, if you start at the YMCA that first 1.5 mile is deceiving, you hit a bigger than expected incline. Next 1.5 mile has good ups and downs and curves. I think you should start at the end and finish at the YMCA.

Pennsy Trail (IN)

quad or roller skating - perfect

March, 2024 by keepingthepiece

I thoroughly entire skating this trail. There are multiple sports to park and enter the trail. The trail has some uneven places, but is mostly an easy and relatively flat trail. I entered at mile marker 1, skated to the end, turned around and started to the other end, then back to my car. My total was 5.16 miles.

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