The NRHT in Henry County
The National Road Heritage Trail (NRHT) is envisioned as a 150+ mile greenway crossing the state, passing through southern Henry County on its way. It will often follow the old railroad corridor which roughly parallels the historic "National Road" (now US 40 in most places). With short sections in Terre Haute, Greencastle, Plainfield, Indianapolis, Greenfield, and now Henry County completed, over one fifth (approximately 35 miles and counting) of the proposed trail is currently open with another third (50 miles) in the planning stages.
Just over 4¾ miles of the NRHT are now open in Henry County in two sections. The Lewisville section is 3 miles long. The first 2.3 miles has a crushed limestone base, suitable for foot or fat-tire bicycle traffic. The last (westernmost) .7 miles is unimproved but is suitable for foot travel and may be passable by bike. The main trailhead is near the South Henry Regional Wastewater District in Lewisville, a block west and about 800 feet south of the traffic light. There is a small parking area on the east side of the road. The trail proceeds west along the blacktop just south of the wastewater plant's fence and ends at County Road 125W. More on the Lewisville section including maps and full directions.
The other section of the NRHT in Henry county lies west, in Raysville, the small town just across the Big Blue River and directly east of Knightstown. It is 1¾ miles long and and also has a crushed limestone base, suitable for foot or fat-tire bicycle traffic. The trailhead is at the SE corner where West Street, Star Blvd., and Church Street converge. The trail ends about ¼ mile west of County Road 425W. There is no access from the east.More on the Raysville section including maps and full directions.
We plan to connect the two sections eventually, and extend the Raysville section through Knightstown. At roughly eleven miles the combined section would be the longest continuous stretch of the NRHT in the state to date.
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