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Plainfield / Hendricks County

The National Road Heritage Trail has garnered extensive support in Hendricks County, where parts of the Plainfield Vandalia Trail and the Amo-Coatesville Vandalia Trail have already been built.  Both of these trails are envisioned as parts of the NRHT route.  The town councils of Plainfield, Clayton, Amo, and Coatesville have endorsed a greenways connection along this corridor and Hendricks County Parks & Recreation has now taken on the trail management and development outside of the town of Plainfield.  Trails awareness in Hendricks County has been helped by the B&O Trail organization publicizing the benefits of trails for many years.

Open Trail

Currently there are 4.2 miles of asphalt bike/pedestrian trail open between Amo and the Putnam County line and 4.5 miles of asphalt trail open in Plainfield. These trails use the former Pennsylvania/Vandalia Railroad corridor.

The bike/pedestrian trail from Amo is also connected to 8.1 miles of packed stone  bike/pedestrian Vandalia Trail in Putnam County to Greencastle.

Future Plans

Plainfield plans to extend its Vandalia Trail trail west along the former railbed towards Cartersburg and east along the former railbed and along the Historic National Road to Indianapolis.  In addition, Hendricks County Parks & Recreation is in the process of extending its trail east towards the towns of Clayton and Cartersburg.

Features on or near the proposed Trail

Electric Interurban Railroad stations in Amo and Plainfield
Plainfield Diner

Van Buren Elm Marker in Plainfield
Splash Island water park
Franklin Park
Lambert Park
White Lick Creek Trail


Plainfield's Vandalia Trail



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