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Yorktown receives Next Level trails grant to fill gaps in trail network

By Stephanie Wiechmann, IPR News | Published on in Community, Environment, Government, Local News
Two planned trail sections will complete a circuit from downtown Yorktown to the Muncie trail network. (Provided by Indiana DNR)

A trail project in Yorktown has been awarded more than a million dollars out of the state’s Next Level Trails grants.

The new portions of River Road and Tiger Drive trails will span a little less than three-quarters of a mile.  New sections will fill gaps in the town’s existing trail network.  The state says completing the gaps will connect parks, schools, and sports facilities to both downtown Yorktown and to the trail network in Muncie.

In a statement, Governor Eric Holcomb said trails make connections and is “bringing people and communities together in ways we’ve never seen before.”

Yorktown’s award is part of $31 million in new trails grants announced Wednesday.  The state says it will contribute to 14 projects that will build a total of 28 miles of trails.

Stephanie Wiechmann is our Managing Editor and “All Things Considered” Host.  Contact her at slwiechmann@bsu.edu.