Status: 1 mile open (in progress)
North - Main/Markland
South - Home/Boulevard
On-street (Main, Union, Wheeler and Ricketts)
Surface lot (in progress)
— Will connect to the Nickel Plate Trail when both trails meet in downtown Kokomo
— Connects to the Kokomo Wildcat Walkway via Main Street bike lanes
Walking, Biking, Rollerblading, Jogging, Running
Surface: Asphalt with concrete road approaches
The Industrial Heritage Trail is a local rail-with-trail that links together historic industrial sites in Kokomo’s History. Along the trail was where leaders of industry are and were once located. The Kokomo Rubber Company, located near the intersection of Main and Markland produced the first pneumatic rubber tire in the United States. Traveling south, The Haynes Automobile Company introduced America to the automobile. Currently, Chrysler and Kokomo Opalescent Glass are located near the trail. The trail will have historic information markers located near their areas of significance. In addition to learning more about the City of Firsts, the trail provides resting spaces throughout the trail, one near a piece of public art near Kokomo Opalescent Glass.
City of Kokomo
The plan for this trail is to extend both north and south of its current location. Long term plans would connect the Nickel Plate Trail and the Industrial Heritage Trail near downtown Kokomo via the renovation of the Buckeye Street railroad bridge.