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In 2000, Logansport Memorial Hospital (LMH) began to recognize the impact that unhealthy lifestyles were having on our county as well as the state of Indiana. The idea of creating a community trail, utilizing abandoned sections of the Vandalia Railroad line just two blocks away from the hospital was born. In 2002, the LMHF applied for and received $150,000 from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to build a basic, crushed-stone path. Then hospital officials suggested a local campaign to raise more money and make the trail even better.
The hospital issued a challenge: For every dollar contributed by hospital employees, the hospital would match another dollar up to $100,000. Combined with donations from local businesses, physicians and citizens, the hospital campaign raised more than $700,000. Landowners chipped in as well, donating parcels of property adjacent to the corridor.
In 2004 River Bluff Trail was opened. The trail features a handicap-accessible paved trail and canoe/kayak launch, three bridges, picnic area, rest stops, entrances and parking at both ends. With more than 4000 users per week, the trail has rapidly become a Cass County destination for health, leisure and recreational activities, including multiple running events and many school functions.
To schedule a community running or walking event:
Contact the Foundation at 574.753.1595 or complete the Trail Usage Request Form.
Since that time, the initiative has continued to grow and LMH has opened the Hervey Preserve, a 35-acre nature preserve which incorporates a labyrinth and 1.1 mile crushed stone trail and recently accepted an 80-acre tract of land (Huston Property) which will be developed into a central park for the community. The Huston Property will include a variety of sports venues (softball, soccer, etc), an amphitheatre, Spray Park and additional walking trails which will connect the three land masses together.
Download the Schedule Event Rqeuest Form (PDF)