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Conner Prairie opens new trail systems

Conner Prairie opens new trail systems

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Conner Prairie cut the ribbon on their new trail system on Friday.

The Trail at Conner Prairie, part of the $40 million Prairie Pathways Campaign, consists of two trails: the paved Prairie Trail, and the more rugged R.B. Annis Vista Trail.

Each path is about 2 miles long and certified as an Indiana Wildlife Federation Sustainable Trail.

Conner Prairie Museum says it’s working to immerse its guests in nature and the natural world, according to a news release.

Andrew Bradford, vice president and chief advancement officer told News 8, “Really for the first time, giving our guests access to over 260 acres that they’ve never had access to before at Conner Prairie.”

The White River Alliance has gifted its White River Art Canoes to Conner Prairie. Artists decorate the canoes, which will be displayed throughout the trails.

Conner Prairie also is playing a role in the expanded efforts to expand the greenway along the White River.

“The wildlife out here is unbelievable,” Bradford said. “The white-tailed deer were out, countless birds were heard singing all around the trails. So, this is an immersive experience.”