Senator Kruse suggests the longest multi-purpose path in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – Senator Dennis Kruse (R District 14) said he is working with the 33-member Poka-Bache Coalition to campaign for the Poka-Bache Connector Trail.

The proposed trail would be 85 miles and connect Pokagon Park in Angola to Ouabache State Park in Bluffton, Kruse said. It would travel through four counties and seven cities and towns. When completed, this trail would be Indiana’s longest multi-purpose trail.

The coalition is currently submitting trail project proposals to secure funding from the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) for the project. Kruse added that this project and the coalition are supported by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

The IEC awards growth-oriented grants to regions within the framework of the READI program

“As co-chair of the Legislative Trails Caucus, I can confidently say that Indiana’s trails are very useful as not only are they catalyzing economic development and tourism, but also providing Hoosiers with access to healthier lifestyles to enhance the quality of the Life. I look forward to continuing this work and hope to receive an update in the near future, ”said Senator Kruse.

To learn more about Indiana’s trails and to find one near you, visit the DNR website and click Find a Trail.

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