Map of the Panhandle Pathway


Panhandle Pathway

Panhandle Pathway Indiana map area

Panhandle Pathway


21 miles




Winamac, Star City, Royal Center, Kenneth


rail-trail, farmland, rural communities


Nickel Plate Trail


Regional Trails

The Panhandle Pathway is a 21-mile long paved pathway that spans between Winamac and State Highway 24 near Kenneth in Northern Indiana. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels alongside State Highway 36 for 15 miles then drops down across wide open farmland to State Highway 24. The trail is lined with trees on each side for much of the route.


The Panhandle Pathway is open for bike riding and walking. The route is very straight and has gentle grades. The trail parallels State Highway 35, but there is a wide buffer of trees or grass between them.


The Panhandle Pathway goes past the following communities: Winamac, Star City, Royal Center and Kenneth. There are small trailheads in Star City and Royal Center.

End Points

The north end of the Panhandle Pathway is located at W Superior Street and S. Burson Street on the south side of Winamac. This location is a few blocks west of Winamac Community High School and Eastern Pulaski Elementary School.

The south end of the pathway is located at south of State Highway 24 and close to Berry Lane and to the east of N. County Road 600 W. This point is 3/4 of a mile west of the community of Kenneth.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Panhandle Pathway in Northern Indiana.