Continue your trip along the historic Lincoln Highway through northern Indiana with a walk in this quaint college town.

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Historic Hoosier Backroads & Hometowns

Year Round Walk

SN: 125451 - 2024 / Y1254

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The Chapel at Valparaiso University
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Little free library along the Lincoln Highway in Valparaiso
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Headed to the gazebo at Ogden Gardens
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The old Porter County Jail.
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when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start box available: Dawn to dusk

where is the event

Valparaiso, Indiana

The address/location for the Physical Start Box (PSB) is as follows:

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2101 E Morthland, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs


Town Halls / City Halls

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Porter County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

The trail begins with a walk through the campus of Valparaiso University and continues through downtown Valparaiso. Route is map guided and incorporates relatively level sidewalks and paved streets beneath the mighty oaks and maples of Valparaiso, Indiana, a stopover along the historic 1928 route of the Lincoln Highway.

conditions for the event

Rating: 2A, Distance: 7, 11km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium

Event information

Start Point 24 hours per day, seven days per week (Central Time Zone). At the Registration desk ask for the Volksmarch/Walk box. Pets must be kept on leashes and are not allowed in buildings, except as permitted by law. Please clean up after your pets. Carry water along route. Event credit only.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

Intersection of US 30 & Silhavy (frontage road to N of US 30 which is used to access Bob Evans), and follow Silhavy W to the blue Fairfield sign. Central Indiana go N of Indianapolis on US 31 approx 116 miles to US 30. W 40 miles to Valparaiso. Fairfield Inn on right a quarter mile past SR 49. Fairfield Inn & Suites serves as Start Point.

Maps phrase and directions link

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event sponsor

Hoosier Hikers (AVA-0723)

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.