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New Bike Trail For Clermont County


A new segment of the Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail is now open, making the trail six miles long. 

A news release says when it’s completed it will be 15 miles.  It runs from Williamsburg to the East Fork State Park Campground and now to Zagar Road in Batavia Township.

A $50,000 grant from Interact for Health funded the newest part of the trail.  Chris Clingman, Director of the Clermont County Park District praised the beauty of the trail.

“This trail is like taking a ride down an old country road," Clingman said. "It takes you past fields, through woods, up and down hills, across creeks to some of the most scenic spots in Clermont County.  “

“Along the route there is an overlook of the East Fork River Valley, a wetland with observation deck, overlook of Harsha Lake, and a view of small waterfalls in Cain Run Creek, “ he added.

So far, approximately $1.18 million has been raised for the bike trail through grants and fund-raising. Funding has come from federal Transportation Enhancement Grants, state capital project grants, townships and villages, as well as the private sector.

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.