January 2015

Amo-Coatesville Vandalia Trail Enters 10th Year

In 2015, the Amo-Coatesville section of the Vandalia Trail enters its 10th year of operation. From the initial agreements with the towns and their treatment plant in 2005, to the groups of volunteers clearing the rustic 3-mile hiking trail during that first summer, to the volunteer and hired construction projects across Crittenden Creek and around the treatment plant funded by charitable foundation grants for biking and horseback riding, to the key partnership with Hendricks County Parks & Recreation, to the extension west to connect with the 7 miles of People Pathways Vandalia Trail in Putnam County, this section of trail has steadily become a popular asset for area residents and visitors alike. The detailed history of this decade of progress and enjoyment can be found on the News page of this web site.

Coinciding with this milestone, the project in Hendricks County is now poised for an exciting upgrade in management and construction which will enhance even more the trail users' experience and the trail's usefulness to the communities. In addition, stay tuned for news on this planning and on other progress in Hendricks and Putnam Counties this year.