Called the “granddad of long-distance trails in Indiana,” it’s a shame the 62-mile-long Cardinal Greenway can’t speak. Oh the stories this granddad could tell.

Tales ranging from the time Winston Churchill’s son was in the northeastern Henry County area would no doubt be regaled. Then there’s the more recent memory of how Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck used the smooth surface to get back in shape following an injury. Or how the trail literally saved the life of a Henry County man, Darrell York, helping him lose 100 pounds just by walking it regularly.