“We really enjoy it,” New trail unveiled in Edmond

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EDMOND, Okla. - An orange, yellow and red cascade of leaves - they're the only things falling on a late autumn day.

It is ideal for Edmond resident Kristi Klein and her three babies.

"This time of year, it's beautiful and they love it. I have to take them outside as often as I can," Klein said.

And now, there is a new option for recreation and exercise.

Edmond Parks and Recreation just unveiled a new 3.1 mile pathway.

"It’s hard to believe you're in Edmond, Oklahoma. The trails, trees all around and all kinds of wildlife, as well while they're there," Path Director, Craig Dishman told News 4.

The 18-foot wide trail has designated lanes for cyclists, runners and walkers.

"We really enjoy it. We go walking and get lost sometimes because it's so far. I see people walk their dogs," walker Katy Foley said.

The Spring Creek Trail was constructed at a cost of $3.2 million. But, this is just the first step in a long journey.

"When everything is done, we will have 26 miles of trails around Arcadia Lake and connecting to Arcadia. It takes time and it takes dollars so we ask for patience," Dishman said.

It's estimated to need 20 to 30 million more in grants and private sector donations to complete. It should be the ultimate outdoor adventure and the perfect way to walk off Thanksgiving regret.

"What a great way to work off that pumpkin pie!" said Klein.

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