hundreds of communities across America striving to build and improve their
trails, greenways and bike path systems, Volusia County in east-central Florida
continues to distinguish itself in its commitment to non-motorized
Saturday, February 25, the residents of Volusia County will celebrate a significant
milestone in their remarkable trail-building schedule with the opening of the
first segment of the much-heralded East Central Regional Rail Trail.
County Council invites all residents to join them in celebrating a
ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first 5.7-mile trail segment of what will
eventually be one of the longest rail-trails in the state, covering 50 miles
between Enterprise to Edgewater, in addition to a 10-mile leg through Brevard
County to Titusville.
is set for 10 a.m. at the trail entrance at the
intersection of Perimeter Drive and Providence Boulevard, Deltona.
Transportation Planning Organization will give bicycle helmets to the first 100
are encouraged to bring their walking shoes, inline skates or bikes and take a
'maiden voyage' along the trail, which runs through wooded and rural areas to
State Road 415 in Osteen. Parking will
be available at Thornby Park and the Publix shopping plaza on the corner of
DeBary Avenue and Providence Boulevard.
segment is 12-feet wide and is accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, inline
skaters and people with disabilities. Rest stops, with benches, are provided
along the way.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) President Keith Laughlin and Florida State Director Ken Bryan will join a
host of local elected officials at the ribbon cutting. RTC has enjoyed a
close relationship with the trail proponents and planners of Volusia, and surrounding,
counties, helping them realize their ambitions for an extensive trail
system that is both an amenity for locals and a draw for visitors.
beautiful trail will provide recreational amenities while promoting a healthy
lifestyle for county residents, and the economic value to our nature-based
tourism initiative is unmatched," says County Council Representative
Patricia Northey, a long-time proponent of trails. "I could not be more
pleased with our new trail, and I know the communities it travels through,
Deltona and Enterprise, have embraced it as well."
information about the East Central Regional Rail Trail, visit:
volusia.org/trails/railtrail, or call the Volusia County Parks, Recreation and
Culture Department at 386.736.5953.
Map of the planned Volusia County Spring to Spring and East Central Regional Rail Trail system courtesy of Volusia County.
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