In Henry County and eastward the favored
route of the cross-state NRHT is the former
Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, which closely
parallels the Historic National Road. The local
Communities of Henry County has acquired about
10 miles of this corridor, mostly between Knightstown
and Lewisville, and is developing it locally as the
NRHT. This process was helped by receipt of a
$450,000 Transportation Enhancement grant in 2004 and
a fast track construction grant from DNR in
2009. In collaboration with DNR, Healthy
Communities has developed and opened 7 miles of trail
between Knightstown and Lewisville.
7.8 miles of trail are now open in two sections between Knightstown and Lewisville. Trail users can access the two open trail sections from developed parking areas. In Raysville, just east of Knightstown, parking is available where the trail crosses West Street. 4 miles of crushed stone and natural surface trail extends east from the Big Blue River through Raysville, Ogden, and a scenic, densely forested region, ending at SR 3 in Dunreith. In Lewisville, parking is available at Williams Street, just east of the treatment plant. 3.8 miles of crushed stone and natural surface trail extends west from Lewisville to west of CR 125 W.
Communities of Henry County is continuing to
acquire additional corridor to complete this 10-mile
section of trail from Knightstown to
Lewisville. If you live in this area, please voice
your support to public officials and/or to Healthy
Communities of Henry County for this section and
for extension east and west to the county lines.
Features on or near the Trail