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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902 

New gates to restrict motor vehicle access
to new trail in C&D Canal Conservation Area

ST. GEORGES (May 24, 2013) – With construction moving forward on the Mike Castle Trail on the C&D Canal Conservation Area (formerly known as the C&D Canal Wildlife Area), new permanent gates have been installed to restrict motor vehicle access to the completed portions of the trail, which is designed primarily for walking, jogging, bicycling, and horseback riding. The trail has been in the planning phase for more than seven years, during which numerous public comment sessions were held regarding its design and location.

Beginning this weekend, May 25-26, gates will be closed on the north side of the canal, restricting access to the lower tier road from the eastern-most point near the branch canal at Delaware City through and including the Summit Marina area. Vehicles will still be permitted to access most upper level roads for hunting and fishing activities.

The new Mike Castle Trail will be managed as part of the 5,100-acre C&D Canal Conservation Area, which encompasses the north and south banks of the canal and part of the eastern shoreline of the Delaware River. The wildlife area also offers hunting and fishing opportunities, boating access, and the Summit Retriever Training Area.

For more information on the C&D Canal Conservation Area, please call 302-739-9912, or visit Wildlife Area Maps

Vol. 43, No. 215

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