• The First But Definitely Not The Last: Auburn Heights Preserve Trail Opens on August 20

    by  • August 11, 2012 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    THE FIRST TRAIL FUNDED, DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED AS PART OF GOVERNOR MARKELL’S FIRST STATE TRAILS AND PATHWAYS PLAN

    GRAND OPENING OF THE AUBURN HEIGHTS PRESERVE TRAIL
    9:30AM, August 20
    642 Benge Road, Yorklyn, DE

    RSVP: rose.ryodi@state.de.us

    The Auburn Heights Preserve Trail is the first trail completed under Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways initiative.  It is a 1 1/2 mile loop around the state of Delaware’s Auburn Heights Preserve property in Yorklyn, Delaware.

    Auburn Heights Preserve features a furnished mansion completed in 1897 as well as the Marshall Steam Museum with the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world. The collection is owned and operated by the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve.

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    About

    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

    One Response to The First But Definitely Not The Last: Auburn Heights Preserve Trail Opens on August 20

    1. Susan Cornett
      May 5, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      I love this trail. I hope to see more like it, but on more level ground, in the Hockessin area.

      We currently find ourselves driving to the Michael Castle Canal Trail in St. Georges, to Glasgow Park, or the James Hall Trail in Newark to find flatter, PAVED trails. A paved “Rails-to-Trails” project in Yorklyln/Hockessin would be a huge asset to the community.

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