Hillsboro officially opens new walking trail

Local kids walk along the new paved walking trail in Hillsboro. The trail provides a safe place for people to walk in town.

Hillsboro has had plans for several years to have a paved walking path and this spring the path was completed.

The new paved walking trail runs on the north end of town from Main Street between Hillsboro State Bank and Central National Bank to the front doors of Hillsboro Community Hospital.

While the trail has been completed for several months now, it became officially recognized last week when the City of Hillsboro hosted a “Trail Gate Party” on Friday, July 2 to dedicate it.

The event included information about the hospital’s Walk with a Doc program and healthy snacks from local restaurants. The event was sponsored by Hillsboro CVB, TCW, Hillsboro Community Hospital and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s great to see so many people using the trail. It’s an excellent addition to the community. The city will be adding more signs and amenities in the future to make that much better. Hopefully we’ll be adding more to the trails and sidewalk system in the future,” said Hillsboro City Administrator Matt Stiles.

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