Celebration marks new trails on East Coast Greenway

October 12, 2019 GMT

BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — Hiking and biking enthusiasts are celebrating the completion of 3 miles (5 kilometers) of trails in Connecticut that will link portions of the East Coast Greenway.

The Journal Inquirer reports the gathering in Bolton on Saturday morning will include a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The trail extensions will connect Manchester’s Charter Oak Greenway to Bolton’s Hop River State Park Trail, and connect to the 3,000-mile (4,830-kilometer) East Coast Greenway, which goes as far north as Maine and as far south as Florida.

Gwen Marrion, a longtime advocate of the trail extension, said it has been a community effort to get the trail built.

The trail was actually completed in December after more than three years of construction, but the official celebration is happening this weekend.


Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com