Part Of Blanchard River Designated As Water Trail

12/12/18 – 5:09 A.M.

A 37-mile stretch of the Blanchard River will now serve as a “water trail.” Hancock Park District Director Gary Pruitt told the board that state personnel have signed off on the paperwork after six years of work on the project.

The trail will start south of Mount Blanchard at the Blanchard River Nature Preserve off of Hancock County Road 17. It will end at the Blanchard Landing boat launch off of State Route 235. Pruitt says they’ll make bridges and parks along the route so people know where they are at all times.

An updated water trail map will be available in June.

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