PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) - Plans that go back to the 1800's will become a reality in the next few weeks, after the Perrysburg City Council approved a plan to move forward with the first part of a trail that will go along the Maumee River.
Council members say it is more than a bike trail. Their goal is to make downtown Perrysburg a destination spot that is connected with the rest of northwest Ohio.
The trail will begin at Hood Park, and council members say the long term plan is to connect to Fort Meigs.
The project is just getting started, but eventually they want to add an amphitheater and other entertainment structures. These ideas came out of a downtown community brainstorming session, but council members say they found plans for the original trail that date back to 1817.
They are hoping the project will bring the Perrysburg community together, and connect it with trails that go through surrounding areas.
"It really ties into both parks and transportation in that we're trying to connect both that biking and walking route as well as providing a real destination for downtown Perrysburg along the riverfront, which we've not had to this point," said Perrysburg City Council member Todd Grayson.
Council members say they are not sure how much the project will cost yet, but they are applying for several grants.
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