SOUTH WHITLEY — Efforts are being made to pave a 1,600-foot long recreational path in South Whitley.
The Friends of the Eel River Trail experienced success after constructing the Columbia City Trailhead in 2010, located along the Blue River Trail on Whitley Street.
Now the nonprofit is working to establish a trail in South Whitley that will revitalize a retired train trestle off of Calhoun Street.
Further developments are being discussed to connect the trail with one within the town limits that is a current project of Whitley On The Move.
Barry Dupen, president of The Friends of The Eel River Trail, said paved trails receive more use than gravel ones, and although the cost is more, community members can work together to accomplish the project.
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