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A new walking trail is opening up in Seekonk.

SEEKONK - A new walking trail is about to open in town.

The Runnins River Trail Connection project has been completed and will be open by the end of the month.

The trail connects the YMCA/Town Hall Trail to the Turner Reservoir Loop and beyond.

The connector increased recreational opportunities and pedestrian access to the YMCA and Town Hall, Conservation Agent Jennifer Miller said.

The new trail's amenities include bog bridging, a pedestrian bridge across the Runnins River and a boardwalk.

The Seekonk Land Conservation Trust and the Community Preservation Committee joined together to raise private donations and obtain state grants and town funding to purchase the land for the trail connection and hire the professional trail building firm, TrailBuilders, to design, construct and install the trail elements.

The department of public works, town hall employees and members of the police and fire departments assisted in transporting materials and building the bridge over the Runnins River.

There will be an official ribbon cutting for the trail next spring.

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