Thursday, April 21, 2022

Nebraska: Centennial Trail is complete and ready for trail users - Full Article

By RON PETERSEN Apr 19, 2022

TEKAMAH — A revamped horse trail for those in Northeast Nebraska is ready for use at the Summit Lake State Recreation Area.

The newly developed Centennial Trail took a little less than a year and a half to complete, but the 10½-mile horse trail is ready for action.

“There was a void in Northeast Nebraska for horse trails. There was nothing north of Omaha that had any equestrian access,” said Mike Anderson, chairman of the Nebraska Horse Trails Committee. “We were able to identify the Summit Lake in Tekamah as a property big enough to accommodate horses, and it also has a long enough trail around the lake.”

In 2020, 2021 and early 2022, more than 50 volunteers invested a combined 600 hours of labor in building the trail. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission helped along the way, assisting with some of the work done on the trail...

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