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Completed in late 2015, the Converse Junction Trail provides 2 miles of smooth asphalt along a former Penn Central railroad line, linking the small Indiana communities of Converse and Mier. The trail starts at the western border of Grant County and continues east through a largely flat and tree-lined corridor, offering local residents a great recreational opportunity.
The nearby Town of Sweetser is currently working on extending the Sweetser Switch Trail, estimated to be complete by late 2016, which would connect with the eastern end of the Converse Junction Trail and provide trail users with the opportunity to extend their journey even further along Indiana's longest rail-trail, the Cardinal Greenway. Local officials also one day hope to extend the Converse Junction Trail to the west to connect with the Nickel Plate Trail.
There is no dedicated trail parking at this time; trail users should follow any posted parking signs and warnings.
To reach the western end of the trail in Converse, take I-69 and take exit 264 to head west on State Route 18 towards Marion. Continue on SR 18 through Marion and Sweetser, and stay left to continue onto SR 19/E Marion Street into Converse. Take a right onto County Road 1000 W and continue north; the trailhead will be on the right just past E 1st Street.
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