The Cultural Trail is a great way to enjoy some exercise while taking in local culture. The eight-mile (13-kilometer) expanse of trail takes you through a series of pieces of public art for you to enjoy. Additionally, the trail connects to Indianapolis's best cultural districts, so whenever you get off the trail you'll be ready to enjoy all that the city has to offer.
The Central Canal Towpath is five miles of crushed limestone path, first built in the 19th century. Winding along a lovely waterway among trees and nature, it is the perfect place for a walk, run or bike. The canal is known to have blue herons, turtles, ducks and fish, so you can observe some wildlife while you enjoy a little exercise.
This 94 acre (38 hectare) stretch of greenery is an oasis in North Indianapolis. There are over 3.5 miles of scenic hiking trails to explore, where you might see some of the wildlife that's been known to live in the park. You can also see the ruins of the St. Paul Building, which was moved to the park from New York City. Have a picnic on the beautiful grounds, or try your luck fishing the White River. With Holliday Park you can get back to nature without ever leaving the city.