Wilson's Creek Greenway Trail in Springfield designated National Recreation Trail | Springfield News-Leader

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Wilson's Creek Greenway Trail in southwest Springfield has been designated a National Recreation Trail.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the new trail designation — and 18 others in 17 states — which add more than 370 miles to the national recreation trails system.

“By designating these new national trails, we acknowledge the efforts of local communities to provide outdoor recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by everyone,” Zinke said in a news release. “Our network of national trails provides easily accessible places to exercise and connect with nature in both urban and rural areas while boosting tourism and supporting economic opportunities across the country.”

Mary Kromrey, Ozark Greenways executive director, called the National Recreation Trail designation "a great honor."

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