Map of the Central Canal Towpath

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Central Canal Towpath

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Central Canal Towpath

LENGTH:

5.2 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Indianapolis

HIGHLIGHTS:

canal, White River, local parks, Butler University

NEARBY TRAILS:

White River Greenway

Monon Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Indianapolis

Regional Trails

The Central Canal Towpath is a 5.2-mile long unpaved pathway that extends from W. 30th Street to the Monon Trail near E. 62nd Street to the north of Downtown Indianapolis. There are plans to extend the Central Canal Towpath on the south end another 2.5 miles to reach the north side of Downtown Indianapolis.

The trail goes through the neighborhoods on the north side of Indianapolis and passes by the Indiana Museum of Art and connects to the trails at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

Conditions

The Central Canal Towpath has a surface of compacted crushed limestone and is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. 

Highlights

The Central Canal Towpath goes by the following points of interest:

  • White River Trail
  • Taggart Riverside Park
  • Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
  • Ruth Lilly Visitors Museum
  • Indanapolis Museum of Art
  • Butler Athletic Fields
  • Butler University
  • Monon Trail
Nearby Trails

Monon Trail: The north end of the Central Canal Towpath intersects the Monon Trail.

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park Trails: The Central Canal Towpath connects to the trails at the Indianapolis Musuem of Art and the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park to the north of W. 38th Street.

White River Greenway: The south end of the Central Canal Towpath intersects the White River Greenway.

End Points

The south end of the Central Canal Towpath is located at W 30th Street and N. Harding Street. The White River Trail heads to the south from this location and the Central Canal Trail heads to the north. This spot is located near the Taggart Riverside Park.

The north end of the Central Canal Towpath is located between Guilford Avenue and Westfield Boulevard, at 12 miles north of Broad Ripple Avenue. This is the location where it intersects the Monon Trail.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Central Canal Towpath in Indianapolis, Indiana.