Created By: Visit Madison, Inc.
The heritage trail connects to the beautiful downtown of Madison, Indiana with a steep inclining hill.It starts at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon street along the side of the big Ohio River. From there, the beautiful trail follows an abandoned Madison, Indianapolis and Lafayette Railroad passageway north through some trees and then pass the Madison Incline. The total trail is about 2 miles long.
The trail was originally a railroad passageway for trains to export and import goods and other products needed.Around the late 90’s, cars and other types transportation were being used more often and the railroad slowly grew less popular.Around 1995 and 1996, the old railroad was elected a bicycle and walking trail for all.There was a contest to name the trail in 1996, and the name”Heritage Trail” was the winner.
The tracks are still in place and the railroad is no longer available for trains.There is dirt and gravel present, great for walking and hiking on.
This place is a very popular place to walk, jog, tour, and hang out with friends.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Madison's Treasures Tours