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Ridgeland multi-use trail extended

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By  David Kenney - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The National Park Service has opened a new recreation trail along the Natchez Trace in Ridgeland. It's a multi use trail, made for biking, walking and running, through scenic portions right along the trace.

This trail is actually an extension of the seven mile trail, Ridgeland city officials built a number of years ago. This new trail blends in seamlessly with the older one, allowing for longer enjoyment of this recreational area.

Friday a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a new multi-use trail was held where it ends at Reservoir Overlook.

The two newly completed sections run from Highland Colony Parkway to Livingston Road, and from Old Canton Road to the Reservoir Overlook. It's cost $10 million for the construction of this part of the trail, and designers say it's worth every penny.

Park Superintendent Cameron Sholley says,"It gives people the opportunity to get out of the city, they can enjoy a great peaceful serene bike ride or walk, and most people enjoy the Natchez Trace Parkway from their windshield, this does allow them to get out and get a different perspective on the Natchez Trace."

Designers of the trail expect many of the 13 million people who travel on the Natchez Trace to take advantage of this new recreation area.

The National Park Service is already working on extending the trail to the west of Ridgeland, all the way to Clinton.

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