2021 Fall Newsletter

The 2021 Fall Trail Connections newsletter, published by the Linn County Trails Association, will be distributed this week. View a digital copy today!


Fall 2021 Trail Construction Updates

MarionCeMar Trail — A project to pave the limestone trail through Thomas & Legion Parks wrapped in spring. In July, a ribbon cutting was held for a new bridge over Indian Creek. Construction of a…


Building Bridges

We have been calling it the “golden age of trails development.” Two decades ago, the Linn County Trails Association contributed dollars and sweat equity to convert portions of the former Milwaukee…


LCTA Announces Trail Projects for Capital Campaign, Increases Fundraising Goal

At the November 2021 meeting of the Linn County Trails Association Board of Directors, members voted to establish three projects as the basis for the organization's continued Capital Campaign…


Grant Wood Trail - Construction - Marion Central Corridor

Ribbon Cutting | Grant Wood Trail through Uptown Marion & Marion’s Central Corridor Project

The City of Marion, Chamber ambassadors, community leaders and the Linn County Trails Association will celebrate the completion of a significant piece of the Grant Wood Trail Project — the opening…


Bridge over Indian Creek with a sign proclaiming

CeMar/Grant Wood Trail Bridge over Indian Creek Ribbon Cutting

The City of Marion, Linn County Trails Association, Chamber ambassadors and community leaders will celebrate the completion of a significant piece of the CeMar Trail Project — the reconstructed…


LCTA Shares 2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Report of the Linn County Trails Association recognizes financial contributors to the organization and work performed in 2020. Key report highlights: 2020 Financials & Donor…


2020–21 Capital Campaign Introduction Letter

While this year has brought many new unknowns, one thing we know for certain is the benefit of trails. Nationwide, trail use is up around 60 percent. We saw that locally also, when we conducted our…


LCTA Announces 2020–21 Capital Campaign Fundraiser

With trail use up around 60 percent nationwide, and about 50 percent locally according to our survey, trails have provided a welcome relief from today’s challenges. Trails connect us to natural…


2005-2020 Usage Graph

LCTA 2020 Member Survey – Results

Dear Linn County Trail Users, Linn County Trails Association 2020 Survey results are in from more than 400 respondents – thank you for the great response and continued support! Survey results can be…


2021+ Upcoming Trail Development Projects

It's been called the, "Golden Age of Trails Development" in Eastern Iowa. With corridors identified, projects designed and on the books, the next few years will be tremendously busy and filled with…


Trail Counters are Back

All 12 trail counters have been reinstalled on the Metro Trail System after a long cold winter. Linn County Trails Association maintains the counters and collects data to measure trail usage. This…


February 2019 Board Meeting Canceled

Due to the poor weather conditions, the board meeting scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2019 has been CANCELED. All board meetings are open to the public. The next board meeting is scheduled for…


Winter Trail Counters

LCTA maintains 12 trail counters on the Metro Trail system. We remove the counter electronics in the winter from most of the locations but we maintain the counters at five locations which are:…


Mount Trashmore Trails & Overlook Grand Opening

The Linn County Solid Waste Agency has rescheduled the grand opening of the Mount Trashmore trails to Thursday September 13th at Noon.  They warn that event parking would could be limited, so it…


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