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Dauphin County trail dedications include 2 using gaming grants

By - Last modified: May 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Officials will dedicate three recently completed recreational trail projects in Dauphin County, two of which have received a total of nearly $580,000 in gaming grant money, in early June, according to a county news release.

Ribbon cuttings scheduled for June 6 include the first 3 miles of the Lykens Valley Rail Trail in northern Dauphin County.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, state Department of Transportation, Lykens borough and Wiconisco Township provided funding for the project, the release stated.

It has been one of multiple development initiatives in this part of the county.

Officials also will visit a new trail at Millersburg's Riverfront Park referred to as the Gateway to the Lykens Valley Rail Trail. Dauphin County awarded $250,000 in gaming grant money for the project, and DCNR provided matching funds, the release stated.

The third project is a 1.3-mile nature trail and boardwalk at Highspire's Reservoir Park, according to the release.

Dauphin County awarded $328,285 in gaming grant money for the project and DCNR provided matching funds, the release stated.

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey covers York County, agribusiness, energy and environment, and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at brentb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @brentburkey.

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