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Erie Trail

Please join us for NORTH JUDSON CELEBRATE TRAILS DAY APRIL 22, 2023, a signature event of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy hosted by the Town of North Judson, Prairie Trails Club, and Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum.  This Earth Day event celebrates the Erie Trail, other regional trails, and the TransAmerican Great American Rail Trail, American Discovery Trail, and US Bike Route 35.  Festivities begin at 9:30 am, CDT; with a train ride at 11:00 am, CDT; biking and walking events, live music, food and refreshments. For more information click here.

The Erie Trail is a non-motorized route extending eleven paved miles, within a Starke County public greenway, from North Judson across US 35 to Starke County Road 700 East. An equestrian trail borders the paved trail from Starke County 100 W to Starke County 700 E. To the east in Monterey, Pulaski County, is a shorter paved trail.


Located on the rail-banked right-of-way of the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad, the Erie Trail has great views of the Kankakee River sand country. You will see rich Indiana farmland, as well as natural groves of oak savannah, wildflowers, prairies and marshlands. The level railbed allows easy hiking and bicycling.


The Erie Trail is part of the American Discovery Trail from Delaware to California; the Great American Rail-Trail from Washington, DC to Washington State; and USBR 35 from Ontario to near New Orleans. The Starke County Commissioners have approved four share-the-road routes for better connectivity to the Erie Trail.

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