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Rappahannock River Heritage Trail Opens Saturday

Years in the making, the trail forms a 5K loop with the Rappahannock Canal Patch.

The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail officially opens Saturday, connecting two parts of the Rappahannock Canal Path for a complete a 3.1-mile loop for walkers, runners and cyclists.

A ribbon cutting is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday outside the Friends of the Rappahannock headquarters.

The trail was planned to be part of the connection between downtown and Celebrate Virginia and beyond, according to Fredericksburg Pathway Partners. The section between Fall Hill and Linden Avenues won't be completed until late 2013, as part of the city's Fall Hill Avenue Bridge project.

The 10-foot-wide asphalt trail begins at Princess Anne Street at the gates of the Rappahannock Canal, runs north along Caroline Street and west along Fall Hill Avenue for a full 3.1-mile loop, said Director of Public Works Doug Fawcett, who has managed the project. 

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