On Saturday, June 5, the National Park Service officially designated the James F. Hall Trail in Newark as a National Recreation Trail, one of only 31 selected nationally for 2010.
The James F. Hall Trail is a popular 1.7-mile cross-town pedestrian and bicycle trail in downtown Newark, Delaware. The 8’ wide hard surface pathway is lighted for 24-hour use and is equipped with emergency call boxes. The trail passes through three city parks, over two streams, through a pristine wetland area, and by the Old Newark Train Station, the home to the Newark Historic Society. It links residential neighborhoods, University of Delaware student housing, the Delaware Technology Park, and a shopping center. The City of Newark partnered with the University of Delaware, Delaware’s Department of Transportation, and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to make the project happen.
See it on AmericanTrails.org HERE.