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Plans push forward to complete SR 207 Rail-Trail Project By Stephanie Rieselman W hether you’re looking to bike, jog, or walk, the scenic Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail offers a world of beautiful contrasts. Located in northeast Florida, this 12-foot-wide multi-use recreational trail boasts agricultural landscapes as well as thickly wooded areas. The diversity of these surroundings is well matched by the area’s growing system of interconnected multi-use trails that allow users to get around by foot and bicycle. Daryl Myers of Ayres Associates has been working on the 18-mile-long trail since 2004. Also known as the SR 207 Rail-Trail, four of its six segments have been constructed to date: from Vermont Heights to Spuds (three separate segments totaling 8.5 miles) and from Hastings to East Palatka (one segment totaling 7 miles). The remaining two sections are under construction; the incomplete 3-mile segment between Spuds and Hastings separates the completed sections of trail. │13