York Dispatch highlights Grand History Trail

The Grand History Trail is gaining some more momentum.

The York Dispatch recently posted an article about the Grand History Trail. Here’s an excerpt:

“It would be a 250-mile loop, a giant, vaguely ovoid route connecting some of the most historical landmarks in the mid-Atlantic region.

The Grand History Trail Blazers pose for a photo outside York City’s Colonial Courthouse Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, which would be the starting andThe Grand History Trail would run from York City to Gettysburg to Frederick, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., to Annapolis and then Baltimore before finally returning to York.

Some of these routes already exist and others are planned, but there are some big gaps in the conceptual mega-trail. For example, the areas around Gettysburg and between that town and Frederick don’t really have a whole lot in the way of existing multipurpose trails, meaning routes for cyclists, walkers and runners.

And that’s where some Yorkers come into the picture. Agroup of eight to 10 people plans to depart from in front of the Colonial Court House on West Market Street in York City on Sept. 5, with the intent of riding the entire length of the proposed trail, making stops along the way to tout the benefits of supporting it.

Angela Edris, of West Manchester Township, heard about the idea and wanted to get involved. She’ll be one of the group.

‘I have a lot of conditioning to do in the next two weeks,’ she said with a laugh.

She said they’ll talk about, among other things, the economic and health benefits of the trail.

‘We’re trying to raise awareness of what the trail concept is,’ she said.”

Read the complete article here.

Learn more about the Grand History Trail on our new website.