The future of Greenways, Blueways and Trails in our region depends on a much larger vision. A vision that not only considers each individual asset but how they all compliment and connect with each other. We designed the trails at Saunders Springs to progress riders from easier trails like Freeman Lake to the more advanced trails at Youngers Creek or Ft Duffield. Now we need to use that philosophy with other facilities in the Lincoln Trail ADD. We need facilities for everyone who would like to enjoy human powered recreation whether it be to fish, geocache, hike, run, paddle or ride. Whether they choose to recreate in hiking boots, kayak, wheelchair, handcycle or bicycle.
Now is the time to solidify this vision by finding other like minded individuals, organizations and businesses. We have started making connections with Greenspace, Etown Paddlers Association, the Lincoln Heritage District of the Boy Scouts of America,Girl Scouts, Running Soles, Outdoor Ventures and Etown Cyclery. Email Vince or watch here for more information.
One of our Visions is to create and establish the trails that John Muir took from (Started in Indianapolis) Louisville to the gulf of Mexico. John Muir (1838-1914) was America’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist. He is one of California’s most important historical personalities. He has been called “The Father of our National Parks,” “Wilderness Prophet,” and “Citizen of the Universe.” (http://vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/about/)
We hope to not only teach the next generation about history, but also help provide an environment that people can enjoy. Maybe even see some of the sights that John Muir did Written in his book, “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf”.
Small Excerpt from A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, Written by John Muir
Kentucky Forests and Caves