New areas to add connecting trails and sidewalks are something that Westfield is trying to hone in on and seem to be doing a great job! Boasting the fact that Westfield has the most trails per capita in the state of Indiana is something to be proud of. It’s especially enjoyable for those of us who have special four-legged friends that love to go on adventures. Taking your dogs on walks through the neighborhood is nice, but getting out to venture into new areas is a good change.
Living near the newly paved walkways near Quaker park, along the Midland Trace Trail and Monon Trail, the easier it is to explore the area and watch my little furry friends, Bella and Ruby, wag their tales from delight. Getting outside the norm of the neighborhood is something that Westfield has done a great job of implementing. Being able to eventually get into downtown Westfield, even as far as downtown Indianapolis, via the trails, is wonderful and promotes a healthy lifestyle for us. Not that my dachshunds could make it that far, but you get the point! Taking them to Quaker park’s splash pad, grabbing a nice latte’ from the Rail, and enjoying the great outdoors, are all in walking distance and a huge benefit that Westfield provided us.
Westfield trails are giving the community access to local businesses, parks, and a healthier lifestyle. This is definitely something that should not be ignored. In the next few years, Westfield residents can expect even more accessibility when the pedestrian bridge over State Rd. 32 will be completed. Just thinking of all the new areas my dogs and I will be able to explore makes me appreciate the city even more. Exciting things are coming, and everyone, even your pets, can take advantage of them! Lace up those walking shoes, grab the leash, and “connect” to your city….all while pleasing “man’s best friend”.