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Input wanted on adding a trail system in north Forsyth County

Forsyth County residents will have a chance on Thursday to give input for an innovative trail system in north Forsyth.

An open house meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Forsyth County Administration Building to allow residents to review and give input for a proposed, integrated trail system that “incorporates land-use connections between neighborhoods, county facilities and the county’s natural resources including Lake Lanier, Sawnee Mountain and the Etowah River.”

“The subarea plan brings together the county’s emphasis on health and wellness, along with the focus on town centers and connectivity that were identified as a part of our recently adopted Comprehensive Plan,” said Forsyth County District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills in a news release.

“Also, the community input received through the recent Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan showed that 75 percent of respondents ranked walking on nature trails as the outdoor activity of most interest to them. We are listening to our citizens and moving forward with initiatives like the subarea plan that address their input.”

The plan will build upon the county’s bicycle transportation and walkways plan.

Thursday’s meeting will provide information on the design and implementation of the plan and will include project specialists and county staff to answer questions.