The World’s Longest Recreational Trail Is Nearly Complete

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?

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The Great Trail

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.

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Seems like Canadians and visitors to the Great White North really have something to look forward to come 2017.

Canada: Home of The Great Trail. It’s got a nice ring to it, eh?

[h/t: Mental Floss]