NewsPublic Affairs / June 15, 2017

Wabash River Trail Gets State Funding For Its First Phase

Wabash River Trail Gets State Funding For Its First Phase

Courtesy Wabash River Trail

WABASH, Ind. (AP) — A state agency has awarded nearly $1 million for a proposed 33-mile trail along the Wabash River.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation recently approved $941,000 for the first-phase expansion of the Wabash River Trail along and near the north banks of Indiana's official state river. The funding comes from Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative.

The hiking and biking trail will eventually run from Huntington, through Wabash, and to Peru, linking scenic overlooks while providing access for canoeing, camping and fishing.

Officials say the Wabash River Trail will become one of Indiana's top trail destinations and show off historical destinations along the former Wabash and Erie Canal Towpath.

The full trail is expected to cost about $4.9 million. Local philanthropists are donating additional funding for the project.

At WFYI, our goal is to cover stories that matter to you. Our reporting is rooted in facts. It considers all perspectives and is available to everyone. We don't have paywalls, but we do need support. So if unbiased, trusted journalism is important to you, please join us. Donate now.



Related News

Logansport Opposes Proposal For Zinc Oxide Plant In Cass County
Indiana On Pace To Deplete Jobless Benefits In September
Labor Leaders Rally For HEROES Act Outside Offices Of Senators Braun, Young