The World’s Longest Recreational Trail Is Nearly Complete
Who's ready for a trip to Canada? This 14,000-mile trail should be completed in 2017.
The world’s longest recreational trail is nearly finished after years in the making.
The project to connect smaller paths to create one giant recreational trail that stretches across all of Canada started back in 1992. “The Great Trail” is slated to be complete in 2017, just in time for the country’s 150th anniversary.
According to The Great Trail website, more than 12,000 miles of the over 14,000-mile path are complete. Inhabitat reports that nearly 80 percent of the Canadian population lives within 30 minutes of the trail. So, this gives everyone a great excuse to get outdoors and be apart of something bigger than themselves. How cool is that?
The path will be suitable for hiking, walking, running and biking. Many portions of it run along the water, too. So, you can canoe or kayak right alongside it. The trail is about more than just connecting land, it’s about connecting people, too.
Seems like Canadians and visitors to the Great White North really have something to look forward to come 2017.
When we stand on #thegreattrail, there is one common element that unites us. It’s the view that all those travelling the Trail share – The horizon, share yours using #TGTphoto and you could win a t-shirt. — Lorsque nous nous retrouvons sur #legrandsentier, il y une chose commune qui nous relit tous. C’est la vision que tous partagent sur le sentier – l’horizon. Partagez la vôtre en utilisant #TGTphoto et vous pourriez gagner un t-shirt. #photo #legrandsentier #thegreattrail #horizon #concoursphoto #photocontest #canada #t-shirt #yourtrail #votresentier #gift #cadeau
Canada: Home of The Great Trail. It’s got a nice ring to it, eh?
[h/t: Mental Floss]