Trail Extension

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Work has almost finished on extending the Merchantville-Pennsauken Multi-Use Trail Project. This rails-to-trails project will utilize existing abandoned railroad ROW adjacent to Chestnut Ave., located in Pennsauken Township. The trail will begin at the termination of the previously completed Merchantville trail portion at Cove Road and a new trail crossing will be provided there. The trail will then extend approximately 0.30 and terminate with a turnaround at

the existing abandoned railroad trestle bridge over the NJ Transit Atlantic City Line. In July the Camden County Parks Department received a $19 million grant to further develop the LINK Trail. This will be part of the Circuit Trails, one of America’s largest trail networks and once completed, will link nine counties in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to more than 850 miles of interconnected multiuse trails. At just 1.5 miles in length the Merchantville trail may not be long, but it is a well-loved and well used route by cyclists, joggers and walkers.