The Nickel Plate Trail is the 40+mile rail-trail corridor running from Kokomo in Howard County to Rochester in Fulton County. This corridor was purchased from the Norfolk Southern Railroad via the Federal Railbanking program for the purpose of developing a trail for hiking, bicycling, and other non-motorized recreational uses. The trail currently goes through the communities of Cassville, Bennetts Switch, Miami, Bunker Hill, Peru, Denver, Deedsville, Birmingham, Macy, and Rochester. The Nickel Plate Trail is ideal for walking, hiking, running, bicycling, skating, or even cross-country skiing. Overall it is comfortably wide, smooth, and maintains an almost unnoticeable grade. There is a good mixture of opened and shaded trail.