What sets the Monon Trail apart is the unique communities you’ll encounter along your adventure in Central Indiana. Below are four must-see destination that might entice you to park your bike and explore.
Broad Ripple is where the Monon Trail got its start and, in some ways, it remains the trail’s heart and soul. Here you’ll find shops ranging from fashionable to funky, dining options to please any palate, the area’s densest bar scene, more good coffee than you can imagine, art and artists, and just an overall “Come on over and have a good time” vibe. Diverse families, hard-core fitness buffs, skaters, dog walkers, senior-citizen strollers, hipster commuters, college kids out for a good time … you name it, and you’ll likely see it tapping into the unlimited options along and adjacent to the Monon in Broad Ripple.
From the very first day the Monon Trail stretched into Carmel, the community rallied around it, invested in it and celebrated its possibilities. More than just a way to get around town or to drop a few pounds, the Monon is a cherished amenity. As such, making your way through Carmel on the Monon Trail means taking advantage of a beautifully maintained and ever-improving connection to the city’s countless eateries, shops, galleries, attractions, parks, government buildings and more.
Technically, the Monon Trail ends at 10th Street, but its connection to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail gives you direct access to Indy’s Downtown and all it has to offer.
An up-and-coming community with big-time ambitions, Westfield has made the Monon a key part of its play to attract residents, visitors and businesses. Use the Monon Trail to get to Grand Park Sports Complex or to the retail and commercial clusters springing up to take advantage of Grand Park’s many visitors.