Thursday, October 25, 2012

CORSON'S INLET STATE PARK MAY BE CONNECTED TO 59TH STREET


Recently, representatives of the state Division of Parks and Forestry visited Ocean City's City Council to discuss a proposal to connect 59th Street to Corson's Inlet State Park (on the south end of the island). The plan would allow "...bicyclists and pedestrians to travel from the end of West Avenue at 59th Street onto a 300-foot raised boardwalk over the marshes. The boardwalk would connect with an existing rail trail that leads to the parking lot at Corson's Inlet State Park."

This plan would provide a direct connection to the state park for the local community.  In addition, due to the way the proposed boardwalk is to be constructed, water and wildlife would be able to navigate around the structure. Also, a recent review indicated that no endangered animals or plants would be affected.

Members of the local Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports spoke in favor of the project. They described it as "...an enhancement to safety and quality of life and a natural extension to a island-wide safe bicycle corridor under development."

INNsider Tip: Read the complete Ocean City PATCH article about this plan.

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