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KRTC to dedicate completed 7 miles of Landon Trail Saturday at Michigan Valley

Landon Trail trailhead at Overbrook, Kan. File photo.

MICHIGAN VALLEY, Kan. – Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy will hold a dedication ceremony for a seven-mile section of the Landon Trail that stretches between Overbrook and Michigan Valley, Kan. The ceremony will be 10 a.m. April 22, 2023, at Michigan Valley.

The section was recently completed by KRTC volunteers. The newly opened segment goes within two miles of Pomona Lake, and features a shaded canopy for much of its length and a small lake. The 38-mile Landon Trail crosses the Santa Fe Trail north of Overbrook, and traverses a historic 240-foot steel truss bridge over 110 Mile Creek. Few trails in the Midwest offer the variety of scenery and history provided by the Landon Trail.

The recreational trail stretches from the Shunga Trail, in Topeka, to the Clinton Wildlife Area, Pomona Lake, and reaches the 118-mile Flint Hills Trail State Park near Quenemo. The trail will be the only recreational trail in America to link the Oregon National Historic Trail with the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.

“It is fitting that we are dedicating this trail section on Earth Day,” said KRTC President John Payne. “This linear park segment conserves 84 linear acres of natural lands while it provides a safe place for families to walk or bicycle or horseback-ride away from traffic.”

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