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Although short at less than 1 mile long, the Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail is well worth a trip. Located in eastern Wabash, the scenic loop trail winds through Paradise Spring Historical Park and includes an overlook of the Wabash River. Along the way, you'll see many rustic buildings from the area's first settlers and can learn the significance of the site and the natural surroundings on the signs scattered throughout the park. An active railroad corridor cuts directly through the park.
The pathway connects with the Wabash Riverwalk at the southern end of the park and with the Wabash River Trail at the eastern side of park.
Parking is available in Paradise Spring Historical Park, just east of the intersection of Allen Street and E Market Street.
In 2021 the trail was extended east, to Lagro and is now approximately 7 miles if you start at the Smith Street Trailhead, in Wabash. The trail I s relatively flat with one significant hill. There is a small stretch of the trail (near Lagro) that is on Old highway 24 and then moves back to the paved trail. There are a few parking areas along the trail but I don’t think all are marked yet - a couple bigger lots in Wabash and one at the trailhead in Lagro. The trail follows the Wabash river and is pretty peaceful, some areas of trees and some open areas beside fields. If you go in the early spring, before the trees have sprouted leaves, you can usually spot some eagles along the way.
There must be a new section because the trail extends to Lagro. Half a mile of it is on a farm road, but then it continues just before you arrive in Lagro.
A short little paved path around some old cabins and down by the river. We were the only ones and made several laps on the loops. I imagine during a busy time or when there is camping this might be a better walk than ride but perfect for an early June evening bike ride!
I believe this is a longer trail than a mile. I did a complete loop and got 3 miles . I enjoy the beautiful scenery and the friendly people I have spoken to. Also the kids love the fact that you walk under a bridge while the traffic seems to soar over you!
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