GETTING AROUND COLUMBUS ON FOOT AND BY BIKE
The People Trail system, more than 27 miles and counting, takes you over the river, through the woods, and under the interstate. Along the river, you’re likely to see a blue heron in flight. Along the western stretch of trail, you’ll notice butterflies inhabiting the wildflower gardens along State Road 46. As you journey westward, two tunnels take you safely under Interstate 65. The trail system takes you through the natural beauty of several parks, past significant modern architecture and through quaint residential areas.
BEST BIKE RIDE
According to Bicycling magazine, a 55-mile bike route that is the best in the state starts right here in Columbus! The magazine says:
- “I’ve ridden in nearly all corners of Indiana and 23 other states, and my favorite ride is from Columbus heading west into the hills. You can ride 50 miles and see 10 cars total, and you can start and finish at Dag’s (1), a great ice-cream shop with unique flavors. Try persimmon, heavenly hash, or a concoction called coffee and brownies.” – Connie Szabo Schmucker, advocacy director for Bicycle Garage Indy.
- (1) Note that Dag’s has closed, riders can start and finish at Papa’s Grill
INDIANA SHORE TO SHORE!
Taking a break near 25th Street Bridge
A foggy day on the people trail creates a unique view of the hospital data center
Friends enjoying the green spaces on the people trail