New Flint-area section of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail opens

September 28, 2018
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In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 photo, Community members walk on the new section of the Michigan Iron Belle Trail running from Genesee and Stanley roads to Vassar Road in Flint, Mich. (Kaiti Sullivan/The Flint Journal via AP)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A new section of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail is open in the Flint area.

The Flint Journal reports bikers and hikers gathered outside of the Genesee County Parks Administration Building on Thursday to officially open a 2¼-mile (3.6-kilometer) stretch of paved trail.

Director of Genesee County Parks Barry June says the new addition is “a fantastic extension for what we already have” in the county.

Work is taking place to complete sections of the trail statewide. The two routes will combine for about 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) between Detroit and Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula.

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