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Opinion

August 21, 2013

Letter: No pavement, please, for rail trail

To the editor:

I ask the Methuen Rail Trail Association to reconsider paving over this wonderful walking path.

As an avid walker, I have walked paved sidewalks and streets, always looking for a place to get off them. This trail is easy on the joints and makes walking, away from having to dodge traffic, like going to a spa for a respite.

This is a trail not a highway. The expectation should be to walk on the ground. Would you pave the Appalachian Trail?

Martha J. Long

Methuen

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