Back in 1994, the Rec Path was a pipe dream. Here's an article from the Huntington Herald covering Conservation's efforts to build support from Planning and Zoning for the Rec Path. At that time, the City did not own any land along the 4-mile route, and we assumed the properties would be subdivided. I was on the Conservation Commission at that time, and I remember the basic thinking was to simply preserve the route from development so that future generations would always have the possibility of building the Rec Path.
|From 1994 Rec Path Article|
Only after the City bought several hundred acres of water company land along the route in 1998, as well as some other properties in the Nells Rock area, did efforts begin to actually construct the Rec Path via series of small grants and volunteer efforts. - Teresa