New Recreational Trail To Be Unveiled In Lafayette
A new recreational trail is the latest addition to Lafayette's hiking scene.
The Atakapa-Ishak Trail will officially open at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.
The trail starts from Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette and ends at the Vermilion River.
Officials say the first phase of the trail will use a combination of shared sidewalks and bike lanes which will accomodate both bicycles and pedestrians. The trail will link downtown Lafayette to the Vermilion River by using shared roadway, a half-mile bike lane along General Mouton Ave., and a shared sidewalk along University Ave.
The second phase of the project will extend the trail from Beaver Park to the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center by using a new pedestrian underpass that goes underneath Highway 90 at the Vermilion River.