The Nickel Plate Trail recently celebrated its grand opening, and it includes a brand new pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street! The plans for the Nickel Plate Trail were announced in 2019, and I can’t get over just how much has been accomplished on it since then. Trail users can travel from 146th to 106th Street.
We decided to plan out a day-date to check out everything there is along the trail, and we quickly realized there’s a lot to do for those wanting to stay active this summer. Check out my full itinerary for staying active on the Nickel Plate Trail below!
I’d recommend kicking off the day with a visit to the Cheeney Creek Natural Area! The trailhead is right off of the Nickel Plate Trail, and there is plenty of parking nearby. The 25-acre park is right in the heart of Fishers and includes fishing ponds, greenways, and nearly 2 miles of nature and multi-use trails. Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve is also just off the Nickel Plate Trail for another outdoor option.
If you prefer to stay active indoors, there are even a few gyms right off the Nickel Plate Trail including Source Yoga Center and Burn Boot Camp. You could even start your day at one of these spots, visit the trails, and then end with dinner at Thai Sushi House which is right next door!
Like I mentioned, Thai Sushi House is right off of the trail next to Source Yoga and Burn Boot Camp. We are big fans of this spot for all things sushi and Thai food. We stopped in for a sushi night and were not disappointed. I highly recommend the Baconmania roll and their Mango Boba Tea.
Overall, I am so excited about the grand opening of the new Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers! It is the perfect addition to the area and such a great way to connect the community. I’ll definitely be making more stops along the trail soon!
Sierra Sieracki has been a Fishers resident for nearly 20 years and currently lives in the Geist area. She is a food, drink, and travel blogger and loves to travel and check out the best local spots. You can find her around Fishers checking out all the new breweries, bars, and restaurants that have opened in recent years with her husband and two dogs named Luke and Leia. She loved growing up here and going to school here, and she really enjoys watching how much it has grown into the city it is today. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and check out her website.