Each year, our Best of the Midwest Awards celebrates the region's top spots in food, travel, lifestyle and wellness. The list starts here—but no need to hold your applause to the end.
BEST BIKE TRAIL
Bike Trail: High Trestle Trail
As you pedal over Iowa's High Trestle Trail Bridge, the geometric metal structures overhead seem to rotate around you, like a deck of cards fanning out. Part of the High Trestle Trail, the bridge has become a stopping point for riders and pedestrians along the 25-mile route— which takes you past many a restaurant and bar too!
BIKEIOWA NOTE: the bridge shown in the photo is not the iconic High Trestle Bridge, but the the new bridge in Ankeny over Oralabor Road (news)