The old local rails are all gone. With their demise they’ve left behind a perfectly graded and nearly straight path that cuts through the landside that town after town have been either paving over or packing down allowing for a great resource for running, walking, biking, etc.
My town is no different. While our rail is short and currently doesn’t lead very far (they’re working on it!) it is still a great resource and I’ve started enjoying it more and more.
I’ve run into walkers, joggers, bikers, folks walking their dog. I’ve done the latter myself. There’s a great bridge a mile down the trail where you can go down the banks and let your dog take a quick dip, get a drink, and cool off.
So far we (my wife an I) only get on the trail once a week, but I’m going to try and make it a bit more often.
I particularly like this one since it goes right along the river
and the trail has been well packed down
Of course it’s bug season right now – so put on some bug spray and walk a little faster and you’ll be fine! I found a bug net that goes over your head – but I honestly don’t believe it’s necessary yet. Maybe during deer fly season. Those things are just plain evil.