Wedgwood’s Trailmakers: the Burke-Gilman Trail

I ride this trail multiple times a week, it starts or ends Many of my routes, but until now, I did not know how it came to be!

Wedgwood in Seattle History

One of Wedgwood’s proudest claims-to-fame is as the birthplace of the Burke-Gilman Trail which officially opened in 1978.  This wonderful urban amenity links northeast Seattle neighborhoods with nature.  As a transportation resource the Trail helps to reduce car traffic by making it possible for people to walk or bike to work.  On the level of health and enjoyment of the outdoors, the availability of a walking trail in a beautiful natural setting is one of the treasures of northeast Seattle.  The Trail, which is now for walking and biking, began as a railroad route back in the 1880s when Seattle was desperate for rail transportation of merchandise and raw materials.

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