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George’s Creek Communities Support Rail Trail

January 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Mountain Maryland Trails and a number of towns and municipalities have submitted a letter of support for the George’s Creek Trail project. It has been more than a year since Allegany County officials approved an agreement with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to move forward on plans to construct a hiking and bicycling trail in the Georges Creek area. The project would involve construction of a trail extending 7.5 miles from the Great Allegheny Passage in Frostburg along Georges Creek railroad lines to Barton.  Local officials have reached out to the DNR to create a path forward for the proposed project- with the goal being to  convert the rail beds at Georges Creek into a rail bank project, which would preserve the right of way for the railroad in the manor of allowing a trail at the location. Westernport Mayor Laura Freeman Legge is among those officials endorsing the project…