It’s a great day to walk and a great day to celebrate another addition to the Fox Valley’s quality of life.
The City of Appleton opened up its newest trail segment on Friday, which added a little more time and exercise for those out to enjoy the Fox River scenery.
The city converted a former railroad trestle crossing the river to create a half-mile trail connecting John Street to Lawe Street.
It was bustling on Saturday morning with those hoping to catch a first glimpse, whether joggers, dog walkers or those heading home from the College Avenue farm market.
The opening was the culmination of years of work and negotiations with Canadian National Railway to acquire the expanse. The opening had been delayed for several weeks as the city awaited the arrival of an electrical panel to power its lighting.
The new segment unites with the existing North Island Trail. At the other end of the trestle, walkers and joggers will find a paved trail along the riverfront leading to the Eagle Point Senior Living Complex.
Efforts in the region to expand our trail system continue.
In the Heart of the Valley, work continues on an 1,100-foot crossing that’ll connect trails in Kaukauna and Little Chute.