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Pinellas Trail marks 20th anniversary
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Pinellas Trail marks 20th anniversary

Pinellas County, FL - This week marks the 20th year that Pinellas county residents have been skating, hiking, and biking through the iconic Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail. The first five-mile section opened in 1990, connecting Taylor Park in Largo to Seminole Park in Seminole.

The path continued to expand and unite even more sections of the county, ultimately stretching as far north as Tarpon Springs and down south to the Southeastern coast of Saint Petersburg, linking picturesque parks, coastal areas, and residential neighborhoods along the way.

Currently, the continuous trail is an impressive 37 miles long and bears the name of a county administrator who served for 21 years and was a vocal proponent for turning the abandoned railroad corridor into the Pinellas Trail, according to the county website.

A 20th anniversary celebration was held in Taylor Park last Saturday, Dec. 4, and the tradition continues as 70,000 visitors use the trail each month, and the numbers continue to grow.

For more information on the Trail, contact the Park Ranger by calling 727-582-2100.

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