OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The St. Landry Parish Council has voted to support two grants that would expand bicycle and canoe trails in the parish.

The state and federal government are in the process of seeking to improve recreational activities along Bayou Teche, and the parish is in line to receive $200,000 in grants to improve access in the Arnaudville area.

The Daily World reports the council approved the resolutions at a special meeting this week.

Bayou Teche has already been declared a national canoe trail and the new bicycle trails will extend the state's existing Atakapa-Ishak Bike Trail that enters the town from St. Martin Parish on La. 31.

That bicycle trail would continue from Arnaudville for 14 miles along La. 31 through Leonville and into Opelousas.

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