Explore Communities on the Wabash
Lafayette is the county seat for Tippecanoe County and is known for its iconic courthouse, mix of historic districts, park lands and trails. Within Lafayette’s city core, there are several historic landmark districts, including Park Mary Historic District, Jefferson Historic District, Perrin Historic District, and Ellsworth Historic District. Lafayette offers recreational amenities throughout the community and along the Wabash River. The 350-acre McAllister Park, on the east bank of the Wabash River sports a greenway with a bike path along 9th Street connecting local neighborhoods to the park. Parks and Recreation offerings range from six community parks, eight neighborhood parks, two large riverfront parks, and six miles of paved trails offering different options for outdoor leisure and enjoyment within easy reach of all Lafayette residents.
The Lafayette-West Lafayette area is also home to the Wabash Heritage Trail. This trail provides unique wildlife observation and unparalleled views throughout the 18-mile scenic corridor. The northern trailhead begins at Tippecanoe Battlefield and ends at Fort Ouiatenon.