PROJECTS / Parks + Recreation
Whitewater Valley Gorge Trail
How does one adequately describe the beauty, the uniqueness, the unsurpassed historical significance of a place like the Gorge in Richmond Indiana? Complete with expansive forested areas, a shallow, but beautiful meandering river, the Gorge extends all the way through Richmond and through downtown. Formed originally by receding glaciers, the Gorge is still home to thousands of fossils dating back to the Ordovician Period attracting hundreds of visitors each year. Noteworthy: Hoagy Carmichael recorded his first version of "Stardust" in the Gorge which started the beginning of its unique place in jazz history. A variety of mills once thrived in the area. Landstory took special care relative to the alignment and design of the trail, the protection of views, habitat, vegetation, telling its unique story, all while enhancing the trail users' experience.