SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — The City of Shelbyville celebrated progress on its trail system Friday with a ribbon cutting for the new Blue River Trailhead at 702 N. Harrison Street.
The trailhead is designed to replicate an old train depot and pay tribute to the city’s heritage with the railroads. The Shelbyville Building and Planning Department says the city was the first location for railroads in Indiana.
The first 1.7 miles of the trail was completed in 2017. Next year, construction will continue to connect even more neighborhoods to the trail network.
Once complete, the trail will run along the entire length of the Blue River within the City of Shelbyville.
According to Adam Rude, Shelbyville’s Deputy Planning Director, the trailhead was funded through several different partnerships. Those include the City of Shelbyville, The Blue River Community Foundation, and the DNR Bicentennial Nature Trust.