LEXINGTON, Ky (9/2/2013)—On September 12, 2010, the Legacy Trail opened for people in Lexington to enjoy. The 12-mile hiking and biking trail starts from the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden in the East End, and other areas in downtown, to the Kentucky Horse Park.
“The purpose was to create something that would be a value of visitors during the world and equestrian games,” Eric Howard supporter of the Legacy Trail said, ”We wanted to unite the community and provide an opportunity for trails.”
Over 8.5 miles of the trail are off street and fully paved to accommodate to every type of non-motorized user.
“I visit the trail from time to time and there are always runners and bike riders on the trail,” said Howard, “there is one guy who rides and elliptical scooter. A lot of different uses, and I’ve seen them every time I am there.”
The name, The Legacy Trail, came from the project that Jim Newberry brought to the table. He had a desire to bring legacy projects to Lexington to attract visitors. Since this was the first of the projects that was finished the name Legacy Trail stuck.
“The outdoor scenic route makes the recreational activities that are held there so much more enjoyable,” Howard said, “there are six wooden bridges and some asphalt paintings on the trail to add a little extra color.”
It is said to be one of the testaments to the power of the city, working together to make itself even better. Legacies. This month is the third year anniversary of the opening of the Legacy Trail, go out and enjoy it.
If you would like to adopt the trail or help keep the Legacy Trail clean contact Eric Howard at (859) 288-2984.
Surf KY News
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