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The Central Canal Towpath, also known as the IWC Canal Greenway, 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.
The trail runs past a number of cultural amenities, including Butler University, Holcomb Gardens and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. From the trail's northern endpoint, continue your journey on the Monon Trail, an 18-mile member of RTC’s Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, 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 Central Canal Towpath’s northern endpoint, you'll find parking adjacent to the Monon Trail on Cornell Avenue. At the southern end of the trail, park in designated spaces along W. 30th Street, across from the Indiana Naval Armory. Near the trail’s midpoint, a spur connects to the Butler University campus, where you can also find parking (restrictions may apply).
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