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Sunday, March 18, 2012

First phase of Camp Chase Trail completed [Westside Messenger]


First phase of Camp Chase Trail completed

(by Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor - March 16, 2012) 
Messenger photo by Kristy Zubrick
Crews complete work on the first phase of the Camp Chase Trail where it crosses over the Alkire Road bridge into the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park canoe access parking lot. The trail is part of the cross-state Ohio To Erie Trail.
With the recent completion of a 5.25-mile stretch of trail between Wilson Road in Madison County and Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park near Georgesville, the cross-state Ohio To Erie Trail now runs uninterrupted from Cincinnati to western Franklin County.

Metro Parks, the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails, the Franklin County Engineer’s Office and the Ohio To Erie Trail organization will celebrate the milestone with a grand opening at 11 a.m. March 21. The ceremony will take place at the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park canoe access parking lot, 8565 Alkire Road, Galloway. The public is welcome and encouraged to bring bicycles.

“People can’t wait to ride off-road from Columbus to Cincinnati (a distance of about 110 miles). It’s a great way to see the Ohio countryside,” said Steve Brown, Metro Parks chief landscape architect. “Whether they use the trail to walk their dog, exercise, or as a transportation benefit without having to get into a car, I think people are way excited.”

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