The Yahara River Trail, part of the Dane County park system, continues to move forward and expand. The trail connects McDaniel Park in McFarland with the Capital City Trail in Madison. It also connects local recreational trail systems with the southeastern part of Dane County.
The expansion of the Yahara River Trail improves transportation options for thousands of Dane County residents and provides opportunities for outdoor recreation like fishing, biking, and hiking. The newly expanded trail also provides an economic boost and brings communities together.
Dane County Parks is teaming up with United Madison to host the Parks & Trails Unite Festival, a free Community Event on June 2nd from 10 am to 7 pm. The event will take place in Lake Farm County Park and McDaniel Park which includes the now open Lower Yahara River Trail. This festival will include live music, food carts, activities for kids and adults, and much more.
After the festival, attendees that pre-purchased tickets can camp at the park and continue to enjoy music by a campfire.
The goal of this festival is to unite people and families, bridge and lift up our community while also celebrating the connections and opportunities that our parks and trails provide. Anyone interested in joining this upcoming event or supporting our local parks and trails, additional information is provided on the Dane County Parks website.
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This story first appeared on Simpson Street Free Press, and was written by Stephanie Perez, age 12.