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Plans announced for new canoe trail at Wheeler Refuge

(Source: Senator Arthur Orr) (Source: Senator Arthur Orr)
(Source: Senator Arthur Orr) (Source: Senator Arthur Orr)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Paddlers at Flint Creek will soon have a new trail.

Plans for a new canoe trail, named the Flint Creek Canoe Trail, were announced on Saturday by Senator Arthur Orr and local officials.

The twenty-mile trail will go through the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur.  

“The canoe trail will be a great introduction to the stunning natural beauties of Morgan County. People from across the state and the southeast will visit and take away stories of what they experienced and discovered here,” said Orr.

The trail will include riverfront campgrounds, marked public access points, and directional signs of the riverbanks.

“Partnering with Jay Grantland and the Alabama Scenic River Trail group allows the refuge to be part of a larger canoe trail system that provides quality maps and directional signage to some of the more remote parts of the refuge. This partnership will help increase our visitation and provide a higher quality outdoor experience for our visitors,” said Ricky Ingram, the Wheeler Refuge Director.

Orr also commended the Morgan County Rescue Squad for their help in clearing the trail of debris and fallen trees.

Alabama Scenic River Trail has worked with input from Wheeler management and staff to develop the trail. 

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