Indianapolis Outdoor Activities

Indianapolis Outdoor ActivitiesIndianapolis is all about keeping it green - this city is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Whether you're a camper, hiker, biker or jogger, Indianapolis has a green spot to break a sweat or relax and take in the scenery. How many cities can boast 10,000 acres of parks, including a national park, zoo and waterside promenade for walkers, runners, bikers and sightseers? Indianapolis is proud to have it all.

Monon Trail
Spend some time outdoors and walk, bike or rollerblade the scenic Monon Trail, a 16.7 mile asphalt trail traveling north and south from 10th Street in Indianapolis to 161st Street in Westfield. It connects to the State Fairgrounds, Indy Zoo, White River Trails and eclectic district neighborhoods.


Holliday Park Nature Center
Nature is at home at the beautiful Holliday Park & Nature Center, where you'll find 97 acres filled with birds, friendly prairie wildlife, wildflower gardens, ruins, hidden trails, playgrounds and the White River. It's the perfect outdoor place to revel in the beauty of nature.

Address: 6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260 - MAP
Phone: (317) 327-7180

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
Discover 100 acres of woodlands, wetlands, meadows and a 35-acre lake at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where art and the great outdoors combine. Located next to the Indiana Museum of Art, each explores the relationship between contemporary art and the natural world.

Address: 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208 - MAP
Phone: (317) 923-1331

Town Run Trail Park
A mountain biker's outdoor paradise known as Town Run Trail Park, is a 127 acre natural park with nine miles of down and dirty dirt trails for both the novice and expert rider. Throughout the park are hills that challenge walkers as well - but take note, bikers have the right of way here!

Address: 5325 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240 - MAP
Phone: (317) 327-7431

White River State Park
WRSP to Indianapolis locals, White River State Park is America's first cultural urban state park. Insiders and tourists find this park to be the city's most popular place for outdoor activity, and the place to enjoy cultural attractions and beautiful green space in the Circle City.

Address: 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 - MAP
Phone: (317) 233-2434

Indianapolis Cultural Trail
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a tour de force, urban bike and pedestrian pathway that runs through the Circle City. The eight mile path leads users to the city's five unique downtown cultural districts, where immense outdoor space, trendy businesses and outstanding arts reign supreme.

Address: 300 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225 - MAP
Phone: (317) 713-3333