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1:38 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

1st Biking Trail Considered for Somerset County

Credit Don Rush

If you plan on bicycling from Westover to Crisfield the Somerset County Commissioners could make it a bit safer.

County Administrator Doug Taylor told the Commissioners that the trail would follow the former railroad tracks.

But it would need to deal with the state’s 60-foot-wide right of way along the 13.5-mile stretch.

Julie Widdowson, the county tourism director, noted that unlike Wicomico and Worcester counties Somerset does not have any.

She said that this would boost tourism and bring more business to the region.

Taylor said he has met with Maryland State Highway Administration officials about the idea but does not know yet how much the project would cost.