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Central Kansas Rail Trail Program Follows Long Road

Associated Press - September 7, 2015 7:50 am

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Efforts to convert abandoned rail lines into trails have followed a long and winding road in central Kansas.

The trails are the most abundant in the eastern part of the state. They include a 117-mile-long Flint Hills Nature Trail that stretches from Osawatomie to Herington and the roughly 50-mile Prairie Spirit Trail connects Ottawa with Iola. The trials provide long paths for walking, running, bicycling and horseback riding.

In some areas, finding the necessary support and funding has proven challenging.

So far, the rails-to-trials movement hasn’t caught on in Reno County. Public Works Director Dave McComb said such a project doesn’t currently exist in the county, nor is he aware of any interest in developing one.


Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News


Cathy Ruark

September 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Herington, Kansas is not spelled with to R’s. It is HERINGTON. Thank you.

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