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5:37 am on Wednesday November 21, 2012

Offering an alternate path for bikers and walkers, first section of Spanish Moss Trail opens

Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail On the marsh crossing section of the trail. The first segment of the Spanish Moss Trail is now up and running. Spanning from Depot to Allison roads, the section of solid concrete "trail" also offers a marsh crossing...
2:56 am on Thursday November 15, 2012

Finishing touches on first segment of Beaufort rail trail for November 20 opening

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Update: The Island Packet's Erin Moody has a follow-up report noting that preperations are coming together for the November 20 grand opening. Local landscaping services company The Greenery is donationg $17,000 worth of...
2:12 am on Thursday October 18, 2012

What to do with the old Beaufort rail depot?

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Update October 18: It looks like the answer about what to do with the old Beaufort Depot at the center of the The Spanish Moss Trail won't be coming any time soon. There are questions about the future ownership of the...
1:48 am on Tuesday April 17, 2012

A private donation to kick start the Spanish Moss Trail (Update: Donor announced)

Flickr user nakrnsm Update April 16:  The James M. Cox Foundation steps up with $1.2 million grant. The Island Packet is reporting that the Cox Foundation has offered two grants to assist with the design and construction of the first mile of trail....
4:28 am on Saturday February 25, 2012

While rail-to-trail debate continues, bus routes proposed (Update: Never mind)

Flickr user nakrnsm Update February 25: The Island Packet has penned a column applauding the county for rejecting the federal dollars that would have expanded the bus routes throughout northern Beaufort County. It's hard to argue that the expansion...
10:21 am on Tuesday November 8, 2011

Beaufort rail-to-trail project gets $1 million for paving and a name (Update: Map)

Flickr user nakrnsm First reporting August 31, updates at the bottom. The 'Beaufort Rail Trail' project is about to get a lot more real thanks to funding for paved paths. The South Carolina Department of Transportation has received a $1,043,520 ...
5:04 am on Sunday July 24, 2011

Port Royal rail-to-trail sparks back to public life (update: meeting in August)

Flickr user nakrnsm (Updates at the bottom.) Looks like Beaufort County has launched a website that will serve as a public outlet for information regarding the 'Beaufort Rail Trail' project. You can find the site here; and the Island Packet has a...
4:25 am on Saturday October 23, 2010

Hilton Head vies to become Bicycle Friendly Community

Flickr user bryanpearson If there's any Beaufort County community that's cyclying friendly it's got to be Hilton Head, which is why it makes sense that the town is trying to achieve the Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of...
4:17 pm on Thursday August 26, 2010

Port Royal rail tracks beginning to disappear this week

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Citing a release from the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, The Island Packet is reporting that Port Royal Railroad is beginning to disappear.  But we're still a good ways away from any public walking trails....
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