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Highlands to Islands Trail Alliance

Hall County Government and the Highlands to Islands Trail Alliance will celebrate the grand opening of the recently completed Chicopee Section of the Highlands to Islands Trail.

The newest portion of the trail runs along Atlanta Highway through Chicopee Village from Palmour Drive in Gainesville to the Georgia Department of Labor near Oakwood. Construction of the 11-foot wide concrete trail, complete with benches and trash receptacles, was funded by federal grants and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax dollars.

The 2.8-mile Chicopee Section is part of a much larger trail network, known as the Highlands to Islands Trail. The City of Gainesville completed another portion of the trail several years ago in the midtown area. Once complete, the Highlands to Islands Trail would include trails connecting downtown Gainesville to the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus and other area attractions.

For more information about the grand opening ceremony, please contact Hall County Public Information Officer Katie Crumley at 770-297-5504 or kcrumley@hallcounty.org.

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