At 17-miles in length, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail represents the longest contiguous off-road trail facility in Northwest Indiana. Running from downtown Hammond, into the heart of Crown Point, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail traverses through six Lake County communities, and connects into four downtown districts. Along the way a myriad of shopping and dining experiences await, from major retail outlets to small local businesses. Further enhancing the user experience are no less than six brew-pubs within walking distance of the trail. In addition a number of park and nature facilities are present, representing both active and passive recreation opportunities. Parking and access points to the Erie-Lackawanna Trail are abundant, which include from north to south, the following Hammond locations: downtown at Sibley Street just east of Homan Avenue; Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Avenue; Maywood Elementary School, 1001 165th Street; Cabela's, 7700 Cabela Drive; these Highland locations: Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd; downtown Highland at Kennedy and Highway Avenues; 41st Street, just east of Ellen Street; these Griffith locations: 45th Avenue, just west of Lilian Street; downtown Griffith at Broad Street, just south of Main Street; at the end of East Avenue B; South Arbogast Avenue, just north of 61st Avenue; Burr Street and 73rd Avenue in Schererville; 91st Avenue, just west of Chase Street in Merrillville; and these Crown Point locations: 93rd Avenue and Chase Street; Summit Street, just west of State Road 55 (Main Street).