Brown County State Park is one of the most popular state parks for bike enthusiasts and it continues to expand its trail network by opening its latest 1.6-mile Limekiln East trail.

The new trail is the second of three new routes being completed in the park, thanks to the $200,000 state grant to the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association. Additional trails in the heavily wooded, hilly park will give visitors more options and add to its reputation as a top mountain biking destination.

The project’s funding is part of the state’s Next Level Trails grant program, which the DNR said has awarded $54.3 million since 2019 for 35 projects developing more than 112 miles of trails. Applications will be due Dec. 1 from local governments and nonprofit groups for the next round of $35 million in grants.

 

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