So thrilling to be able to change a huge chunk of the Loop Green for Existing Trail! Click the new map at the link below to see the new section. And send a big BRAVO! and Congratulations to Brevard County for this huge accomplishment.
The final stretches of North Brevard's long-awaited "rail trail" officially opened February 24 with a Community Cycle Fun Day.
The 15-mile Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail within Brevard County stretches from Canaveral Avenue in Titusville to the Volusia County line.
Lots of Fun at Titusville's Community Cycle Fun Day yesterday. The trail is now complete all the way from Titusville to the Volusia line and the town turned out to celebrate. It passes under I95 at Aurantia road. You can see the equipment still in place.
There is an equestrian trail beside the paved trail from Aurantia Road to the Volusia Line - about 6 miles. There is a trailhead parking lot (no facilities) near Aurantia Road. (Hover over photos for captions)
The trail system is expected to help attract tourists to the Titusville area.
"I think it's extremely important for Brevard," Hemenway said. "It's all about being multi-modal, and getting out there and being healthy."
This trail also is part of:
• The 250-mile-long Coast to Coast Trail, which spans from St. Petersburg to Titusville.
• The 260-mile-long St. Johns River to Sea Loop, which will connect five counties, going from Titusville north to St. Augustine, then west to Palatka and back around.
• The 2,900-mile-long East Coast Greenway, which runs from Maine to Key West
It can be used by walkers, runners and bicyclists, with a section from Mims to the Volusia Ciounty line also open to horses and their riders.
The paved 12-foot-wide multiuse trail will connect with 52 miles of rail trail in Volusia County.
Sarah Kraum, multimodal specialist for the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, said a separate parallel 8-foot-wide equestrian trail north of Aurantia Road is available for horse riders.
There also is a rail head with parking at the west end of Aurantia Road.
"It's an amazing trail for cycling," said Abby Hemenway, public involvement officer with
the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization. "Ultimately, this section serves as an essential piece of multiple converging trails."