From Veterans Memorial Trail :
In 1999, the Indiana Department of Transportation awarded the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department a grant of $1.4 million towards the construction of the Veterans Memorial Trail, and multi-use, non-motorized facility which would start at the World Wars Memorial property, and run along U.S. 231 following the abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, to the Porter County line - a distance of nine (9) miles. At this time, many parcels of property have been acquired with the assistance of the FVMP towards the establishment of the FIRST trail in the United States named in honor of our veterans. In addition, at least five of the proposed nine miles will have an equestrian trail paralleling the bike/hike path.
Lake County Parks Dept. plans to start construction on Phase I of the trail from 113th Avenue to Broadway in early-to-mid 2011. Completion is scheduled for later that year.
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