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Group working to develop 130-mile trail from Farmersville to Paris to New Boston holding quarterly meeting on August 10th in Roxton, Texas.
The Northeast Texas Trail Coalition is holding its next quarterly meeting on Friday, August 10, from 1:00- 3:30 at the Roxton Fine Arts Building in Roxton, Texas (303 Denton St., Roxton, 75477). Lunch will be at 12:00pm, prior to the meeting. NETT quarterly meetings are open to the public and supporters, press, and anyone else with interest is encouraged to come. It is requested that anyone that is planning to attend RSVP to Adam Wood, Secretary using the contact information at the top of this page.
During this meeting, representatives from along the 130 mile future trail corridor will talk about new projects and the status of existing projects. Representatives will be available to answer questions. In addition, Dawn Frederickson of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will give a presentation titled “Katy Trail State Park: 20 Years Later.” She will talk about the success of Missouri’s 230+ mile long trail and what lessons can be applied to the Northeast Texas Trail. Additional information about the Katy Trail can be found here: http://www.bikekatytrail.com/.
The NETT is excited to announce that a small group of cyclists will be riding from Farmersville to Roxton on the morning of the meeting. The group will ride along the trail corridor where it is passable and will take parallel county roads where it is not. The group will tentatively depart Farmersville at 6:00am on the 10th. They will ride approximately 55 miles, which will take about five and a half hours. Members of the press are invited to the departure in Farmersville. Photo opportunities between Farmersville and Roxton can be coordinated in advance.
Please contact Adam Wood, Secretary using the contact information at the top of the page for more information.
About the Northeast Texas Trail Coalition
The Northeast Texas Trail Coalition (NETT) is actively working to improve the quality of life and enhance economic development in the northeast Texas area through a collaborative effort to create a continuous, 130-mile trail that links residents and visitors to points of interest, retail shops, restaurants, camp sites, local attractions, and communities. The trail will be designed for use by bicyclists, walkers,
runners, hikers, horse-back riders, bird watchers, families, tourists, and nature lovers whether they are able bodied or mobility impaired.
The Northeast Texas Trail is a Rails-to-Trails conversion along two unused railroad rights-of-way, which roughly run from Farmersville, to Paris, to New Boston. The Union Pacific Railroad, the Kiamichi Railroad and the Rails to Trails Conservancy have deeded the right-of-way to the cities, counties, and trail organizations along the 130 miles for specific use as a non-motorized trail. Once completed, the Northeast Texas Trail will be the fifth longest trail in the nation.
Image Source: www.txktrails.org