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Rec Trails Grant Spurs New Trail Development in West Virginia

The communities of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle are one giant step closer to connecting to the thriving trail activity of western Maryland and Pennsylvania, thanks to a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant.

On Monday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced $80,000 in RTP funds to support the development of the North Berkeley Rail Trail, utilizing a disused section of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line. Though still in the early stages of planning, when complete the trail will run between Berkeley Springs and the U.S. 522 Potomac River bridge, and connect to the C&O Canal towpath, the Western Maryland Rail Trail, and theGreat Allegheny Passage (GAP), an internationally renowned rail-trail that attracts many thousands of riders every year from throughout America and around the world.

Read more: community.railstotrails.org/blogs/trailblog/archive/2013/01/09/rec-trails-grant-spurs-new-trail-development-in-west-virginia.aspx

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This entry was posted on February 9, 2013 by in economic impact, investment, RTC, trails tourism.
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