Extending the trail

Brisk winds and cool temperatures didn’t stop dozens of area bikers from coming out Saturday morning to celebrate the completion of the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail at three locations in Niles. The trail now runs uninterrupted for 17 miles from Mishawaka to the north end of Niles.

People first gathered on Stateline Road where a golden spike was driven into the middle of the road to mark where the trail crosses from Indiana into Michigan. Next, bikers traveled to the Niles southern city limits via a new section of trail in Niles Township. The last stop was at Lakeland Hospital in Niles, where there’s a new trailhead, fishing pier and picnic area.

To read the full article, check out the Monday, November 11, 2019 edition of the Herald Palladium