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2-mile section of Landon Trail to open near Overbrook

The Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy has announced that work completed this winter and spring is expected to result in an open portion of the Landon Nature Trail near Overbrook. 

Karl Umscheid, KRTC’s Overbrook division superintendent, reports that the two-mile section of the Landon Nature Trail going south from Overbrook should be completed within this spring.

He and his crew are almost finished with grading the former railroad bed. Next, crushed limestone screenings will be laid, making the trail suitable for walkers, bicyclists and wheelchair users, and a large, wooden trailhead sign will be installed. The trail will pass near the Overbrook Cemetery where Santa Fe Trail ruts or swales may still be seen.

“We hope the Overbrook community will now rally behind the project,” Umscheid said. “With their help we can build the recreational trail to Pomona Lake and on to the 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail.”

When completed, the Landon Nature Trail will cross 38 miles of Osage and Shawnee counties with a section inside the Topeka city limits.

For more information about the Landon and Flint Hills nature trails, visit http://kanzatrails.org/.

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