COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – City leaders met Tuesday to open the rails-to-trails project in Columbus.
Officially named the Columbus Fall Line trace the 11 mile trail was purchased from Norfolk Southern Railroad by the City of Columbus.
The project has a 12 foot wide asphalt trail with two park and rest areas. The trail can be accessed at a number of road crossings throughout the city.
Mayor Tomlinson says this new project adds the growing list of new perks the city of Columbus has to offer.
"It adds to the quality of life in Columbus, Georgia, I mean now we have the whitewater, and now this additional 11 miles of biking and walking trial in adding to what we have on the river walk."
The trail stretches from downtown Columbus and into Midland.