Muncie has remarkably accessible natural resources and outdoor recreation spaces, ranging from natural wetlands and hiking, to parks featuring live music and drama. Munsonians drive, walk, or bike to these areas, which offer both gathering spaces, and serene places to decompress and connect with nature.
Reservoir, River and its development, parks, community pools, Red-tail Land Conservancy Trails, Cardinal Greenway (#1 of 10 in IN that is Bike Friendly), etc.
Cardinal Greenways is Indiana’s Longest Span of Recreational Trails. Spanning 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond in East Central Indiana. Cardinal Greenways is a private, not-for-profit organization that encompasses the Cardinal Greenway, White River Greenway, Historic Wysor Street Depot and Cardinal Equestrian Trail.
The Cardinal Greenway is the longest rail-trail in Indiana and spans 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond in East Central Indiana, with a road section from Gaston to Jonesboro that is approximately an additional 15 miles. A detailed map can be found at https://cardinalgreenways.org
Craddock Wetland Preserve: This is easily accessible natural resource is located between Minnetrista/Oakhurst and The Wysor Street Depot of the Cardinal Greenway, and makes a great midday break.
White River Greenway
Prairie Creek Reservoir
Dutro Ernst Woods
Red-Tail Land Conservancy