Harlingen adds to Hike and Bike Trail

HARLINGEN — Since the city’s Hike and Bike Trail opened in 2000, officials have come up with big plans to expand one of Harlingen’s most popular attractions.

In November, the city opened a 4.1-mile stretch that runs from HughRamseyNaturePark to TexasStateTechnicalCollege.

The project comes more than 15 years after the city built its original 2.7-mile Hike and Bike Trail that runs from McKelvey Park to Interstate 69 near Arroyo Park.

But the city’s Trails Master Plan calls for more than 40 miles of trails, City Manager Dan Serna said yesterday.

“It’s a long-term project,” Mayor Chris Boswell said. “This is a great quality-of-life program. It’s of great importance because people use these trails to improve their health.”

Boswell said the master plan calls for about 10 construction projects.

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