Navigating through Peru (click for more information)
The Nickel Plate Trail has 37 miles of paved trail from Kokomo in Howard County to Rochester in Fulton County. Work is ongoing to purchase the land in Peru from 7th St. to Lover’s Lane. In the meantime, here’s how you can navigate between the south and north sections: If you are approaching from the south, go to 7th St. and Walnut, take Walnut one block to 6th street, turn left on 6th St. and go to Water Street and turn left. Go to Harrison St. and turn left, go to Denver Pike and follow it under US 24 to Lover’s Lane and turn left. You will see the beginning of the north section a couple hundred yards ahead. There are painted markings on the streets to guide you.
If you’re approaching from the north, turn left at Lover’s Lane, take the first right, which is Denver Pike, going under US 24, to Harrison St. Take Harrison to Water St. and turn right. On Water St. ride to to 6th St, go right on Walnut one block to 7th St. and you will pick up the south section of the trail, which goes thru Peru, Bunker Hill, Miami, Bennett’s Switch and ends at Kokomo.
There are restrooms available for you to use at the local fast food restaurants in Peru.
Panhandle Pathway Holds Luncheon
A lunch meeting was held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 with Indiana Governor Holcomb and several trail leaders from around the state. The purpose of this meeting was to provide a vigorous discussion concerning trail priorities and goals.
The new Next level Connections program includes an important component for the aggressive development of non-motorized recreational trails. An important part of this is the linking of the present trails already on the ground.
This effort will utilize $90 million to help improve Hoosiers’ quality of life by expanding the current network of Indiana trails. Mike Kuepper was present and represented the Nickel Plate Trail in Fulton, Miami and Howard Counties. John Bawcum from the Panhandle Pathway in Pulaski and Cass County also attended. Work is expected to begin early next year on this major undertaking.
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