Event marks Katy Trail's 20th anniversary

Monday, March 29, 2010 | 11:34 a.m. CDT; updated 9:35 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SEDALIA— Several events are planned this year along the Katy Trail as the nation's longest rail-trail reaches its 20th anniversary.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that celebrations will begin with a kickoff event planned for May 8 at the trailhead in Rocheport. That was the site of the official opening ceremony for the first segment of the Katy Trail in 1990.

Other anniversary plans include a special ticket book program. It will encourage people to visit every community along the trail for special prizes and incentives.

There also will be special exhibits at key trailheads providing a brief history of the trail.

The Department of Natural Resources says about 300,000 hikers and bicyclists use the trail every year.


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