In our community, there’s an opportunity for persons of every ability to enjoy the Hancock County trail system. Walk your four-legged friend on a path, run a paved trail, or ride a shared road…do one or do all!
While Hancock County may not be a place of mountains or oceans, the scenery changes significantly from one place to the next. You are most welcome to the City of Greenfield and our quaint towns. In these more densely populated areas, stop to enjoy shops, breweries, and restaurants. Public art and museums will interest people of all ages. Each area hosts a variety of park types including sports, linear, dog, wetlands, and preserves. Rivers, ponds, and creeks are found throughout.
In rural areas, beautiful scenery can be found on many of the shared roads (sharrows) for bicyclists. Rolling hills provide an easy, yet slightly more challenging ride. Farm fields and livestock sprinkle the countryside. Enjoy a variety of barn styles, a beautiful historic red bridge over the Big Blue River, and a thriving orchard. You’ll even discover the remains of a schoolhouse whose brick was used at The Depot restaurant in Greenfield located on the Pennsy Trail. While biking in these areas, please be cognizant of farm equipment sharing the roads in the spring and fall in a county where agriculture serves as a pinnacle livelihood.
Whether in our rural or urban Hancock County, you will meet some of the nicest and hospitable people in Indiana!
Interested in participating in one of the most popular biking events in the Midwest? Mark your calendar for the month of August and visit www.hancockflat50.com for more information.
Planning a trip to Hancock County? Visit the county’s tourism website at: www.visitinhancock.org for even more to explore!