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  • Thu September 17 2020
  • Posted Sep 27

The Louisa County Conservation Board and Louisa County Trails Council will hosta ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the newly resurfaced Hoover Nature Trailfrom 9to 10:30 a.m. on Sept.26at the trailhead.

The trailhead is located on the far South side of the Louisa County Fairgrounds, west of the Grandstand in Columbus Junction.

This event will celebratethe completion of a $456,000 project on the trail at Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area.The project addressed drainage issues along the trail, allowed for a nice crushed lime surface and a concrete trailhead.Theproject was funded with the help of a couple large grants, several smaller grants and donations helped to complete the match.

Theproject began in 2013 with a Visioning Grant from Iowa Living Roadways and Trees Forever which sparked the idea for the railroad theme.The concrete trailhead at the fairgrounds mimics an old round-house turntable where rail cars were switched to various other tracks or turned around.

The Louisa County Conservation Board and Louisa County Trails Council will hosta ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the newly resurfaced Hoover Nature Trailfrom 9to 10:30 a.m. on Sept.26at the trailhead.

The trailhead is located on the far South side of the Louisa County Fairgrounds, west of the Grandstand in Columbus Junction.

This event will celebratethe completion of a $456,000 project on the trail at Chinkapin Bluffs Recreation Area.The project addressed drainage issues along the trail, allowed for a nice crushed lime surface and a concrete trailhead.Theproject was funded with the help of a couple large grants, several smaller grants and donations helped to complete the match.

Theproject began in 2013 with a Visioning Grant from Iowa Living Roadways and Trees Forever which sparked the idea for the railroad theme.The concrete trailhead at the fairgrounds mimics an old round-house turntable where rail cars were switched to various other tracks or turned around.


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