Originally called ‘Waapikaminki’ because of the limestone bedrock the river flowed upon, the White River played an essential role in the development of early settlements by providing drinking water and power. Today, the White River not only has beautiful views of nature and recreational opportunities for Fishers residents, but there’s plenty to experience and enjoy on the way. Whether you are looking for a scenic hike, a round of golf or a trip through 1836 Prairietown, there’s something for everyone along the White River! 

Conner Prairie  

As one of the most visited outdoor museums in the country, Conner Prairie inspires curiosity in individuals of all ages! Visitors can experience history come to life as they climb into an authentic canoe from 1816 Lenape Indian Camp, cool off at the River Crossing Play Area or meet General Morgan in the immersive 1863 Civil War Journey experience.  Learn more about Conner Prairie and plan your visit here.

conner prairie hot air balloon

Ambassador House & Heritage Park 

Heritage Park is a 33-acre nature park with excellent bird watching, wooded trails, and a sledding hill. Located in the center of the park, the Ambassador House is a historic Greek revival-style home that serves as a popular venue for weddings and special events. Learn more about Heritage Park here.

Ambassador House with trees

River Glen Golf Course 

With gorgeous, scenic views of the course, visitors at River Glen Golf Course may have to remind themselves to focus on the green! Running right alongside the river, this 18-hole course is entertaining for golfers of all ages and abilities. Schedule a tee time here.

River Glen Golf Course

Nonie Werbe Krauss Preserve 

Located on the southwest corner of 116th Street and Eller Road, Nonie Werbe Krauss Preserve provides beautiful views of wildflowers and prairie plants. The preserve is home to low-impact walking trails and serves as an outdoor educational laboratory for students at Riverside Intermediate School.  

Nonie Werbe Sign

Riverside Woods Trails 

The Riverside Woods Trails include multiple loops that follow scenic routes around the Nonie Werbe Krauss Preserve and Riverside Junior High. Hikers can expect to see gorgeous views of the river and grassy meadows, and should keep their eyes peeled to see glimpses of birds and insects! 

Riverside Woods trail path

In 2025, the new 120+ acre Fishers White River Park is coming to the 96th Street and Allisonville Road intersection. Share your thoughts, ideas and feedback for the future park at playfishers.com/WhiteRiverPark by July 31.