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DNR Temporarily Closes Portion Of Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail For Repairs

Baltimore County, Md. (August 11, 2011) — A section of the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, also known as the Northern Central Railroad Trail, in northern Baltimore County will close on weekdays for construction beginning August 15.

The portion of the trail between Greystone Road in Whitehall and York Rd in Parkton will be closed for approximately two weeks while a contractor replaces a culvert and repairs a section of trail that currently washes out during periods of heavy rain.

The entire trail will be open on Saturdays and Sundays during the construction period.

For more information about the project, contact Gunpowder Falls State Park at 410-592-2897.

Maryland’s State Parks not only provide great outdoor recreation for Marylanders and visitors, they are also a great asset to State and local economies. According to a recent study, conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, Maryland State Parks have an estimated annual economic benefit of more than $650 million. In 2010, visitors directly spent more than $567 million locally — $25.56 locally for every dollar the State invests in State Parks —during their visits. And almost 95 percent of visitors had their expectations met or exceeded during visits.

   August 11, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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