Imagine, being able to ride your bike from Niles to Mishawaka without having to risk your life on a busy road. Soon, that may be a reality thanks to the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail. When it’s complete, there will be 34 miles of off-road bike and pedestrian trails connecting the two cities. Much of the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail is complete, like Mishawaka and South Bend’s river walks and the paved trail that runs through Niles. But work is still being done to connect all those trails to form the River Valley Trail.
Just west of M-51 in Niles Township, among trees and brush, construction crews are hard at work. Blacktop is being laid and leveled, a cross walk is being installed along US-12, landscaping is being planted and what will soon be the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail is taking shape.
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