Hop River/Airlines Extension Bike Path
Organization: Willimantic Whitewater Partnership
Status: Project complete
Type: Bike path/trail
Address: Hop River State Park Trail, Willimantic, CT
The Willimantic Whitewater Partnership received $10,000 to help build the Hop River/Airline Trail Extension bike path as part of their riverfront recreation park. The grant matched SAFETEA-LU and Recreational Trails Program funding for the dynamic project, which also includes a whitewater park for kayakers.
Willimantic Whitewater Partnership is an innovative community coalition of corporations, families, and nonprofits working together to revitalize the historic riverfront and create a recreation hub in the town of Willimantic. The multi-use path will link to the East Coast Greenway, a national trail extending from Key West, Florida, to Calais, Maine.