New Auburn Heights Trail opens in Yorklyn

By Mellany Armstrong 2:12pm, August 20, 2012 - Updated 2:18pm, August 20, 2012
Dozens take a ride in an old steam motor car to see the newest trail in Delaware. WDEL's Mellany Armstrong was one of them.

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88-year-old Thomas Marshall steered the shiny red and black steam car around the Auburn Heights Trail in Yorklyn for the grand opening.

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Marshall was followed by a man on an old-timey bicycle and newer wheels, as well as many on foot.

Susan Randolph is executive director of the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve.

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Charlie Emerson, director of parks and recreation for Newark, was among the first to check out the trail.

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The 1-mile loop is more than a tourist attraction.

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The trail is the first step in Governor Markell's Trails and Pathways Initiative that was launched last October, and will be expanded to six miles.





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