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Paving the way for continuous biking and walking trail


Photo: Courtesy of Trails for Illinois

Photo: Courtesy of Trails for Illinois


A continuous biking and walking trail winding through 100 miles worth of Southland towns as part of a 500-mile regional trail keeps moving closer to reality.

Officials and enthusiasts on Sunday celebrated the opening of the extensions of the Thorn Creek Trail and Old Plank Road Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a Chicago Heights access point to the Thorn Creek Trail.

The event marked the completion of the Thorn Creek Trail extension and its connection to the Old Plank Road Trail. The Thorn Creek Trail extension offers more than 16 miles of a continuous paved trail and completes a significant portion of the 500-mile Grand Illinois Trail, according to the Cook County Forest Preserve District…Please click here for Nick Swedberg’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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