The National Road Heritage Trail (NRHT):
Cross-Indiana Multi-use Trail Project
NRHT, Inc. was launched in June
2004 to support the cross-Indiana multi-use trail
project, envisioned to stretch 160 miles from the
Illinois state line near Terre Haute to the Ohio state
line near Richmond using the former Pennsylvania and
Vandalia rail corridors, where possible, and closely
following the Historic National Road for much of its
NRHT, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
volunteer group consisting of trail and National Road
enthusiasts across the state whose objective is to
promote and facilitate development of the
trail. The more volunteers we have, the more
progress can be made.
Please contact us
to get involved!
Mission of NRHT, Inc.
- To promote and facilitate development of a multi-use
trail for non-motorized travel closely following the
Historic National Road across Indiana.
What Have Other States Done?
Who will Build, Own and Manage the Trail?
It is anticipated that local communities and
individual counties will develop and maintain the
trail as pieces of their transportation and linear
park systems. State agency involvement, such as
INDOT or Indiana Dept of Natural Resources, will also
be encouraged. In addition, NRHT, Inc will
provide 501(c)(3) services and hold property, assets,
and trail liability insurance where local options are
not available in order to help local organizations
construct and manage sections of trail.
How will the Trail be funded?
NRHT Contact Info
NRHT, Inc. will work with local communities
to apply for funding for trail segment construction
via various federal, state, and private grant
programs. As the 501(c)(3) partner, NRHT, Inc
will manage private donations and grants for local
organizations where other local options are not