One more trail inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

AUG 3 2018

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Indiana trail inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

By NEWS-SENTINEL STAFF

The Cardinal Greenway Trail in east-central Indiana has been inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), one of the nation’s largest trails organizations.

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(Image from Cardinal Greenways Inc.)

The trail was among five trails nationwide nominated for induction, and it won its spot in the hall of fame by receiving more than 50 percent of the vote total during public voting, an RTC news release said.

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“The Cardinal Greenway captures the spirit of America’s greatest rail-trails — built upon strong community leadership and volunteerism, connecting the region’s picturesque rural landscapes, suburban communities and urban centers,” Keith Laughlin, RTC president, said in the news release. “Twenty-five years since the community came together around a regional economic development vision, the trail has proven to be a powerful asset that delivers.”

The Cardinal Greenway Trail runs nearly 62 miles from Richmond, near the Ohio border, to Marion, south of Fort Wayne, the news release said. The trail is named for the former passenger train route that connected those communities.

The trail, which has stone mileage markers placed every half mile, takes users through shady woods and scenic farmland, over rivers, and into cities and small towns, the announcement said. It currently is the longest railway converted to a trail in Indiana.

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