Aurora/Lawrenceburg section (3.5 miles open)
West - Manchester Landing/SR148
East - Lawrenceburg Levee Walk
Greendale section (1 mile planned)
North - Argosy Casino & Hotel
South - Lawrenceburg
-parking at Manchester Landing/SR148
Paved rail-trail which sits atop a former NYC rail line and follows an
active CSX rail line along the scenic Ohio River. A new bridge covers
Wilson Creek in Aurora and an 1882 refurbished historic bridge now spans
Tanners Creek near the halfway point between Aurora and Lawrenceburg.
Going east toward Lawrenceburg, trail users pass cultivated fields of
corn, often populated with deer, and a densely wooded section. Wildlife
in the area include beaver, deer, foxes, and shorebirds. The A-L Trail
will also have a trailhead in Aurora at Lesko Park and follow existing
through streets through historic downtown Aurora, passing two structures
that are on the National Historic Register - Hillforest House Museum and
the George Street bridge. The trail will continue on George Street, before
connecting to Manchester Landing and the former rail line along the Ohio
Greendale’s portion of Dearborn Trails will run for approximately one
mile and be situated atop the levy parallel to U.S. 50. It will also follow
a former NYC rail line and end at the entrance to Argosy Casino and Hotel.
Future Plans: A
1 mile connector to Greendale is planned.