The selected trails at Little Mulberry Park and Harbins Park in Dacula, along with trails at McDaniel Farm Park in Duluth and Settles Bridge Park in Suwanee, comprise approximately 15 miles of the 452 miles added to the national trails system on National Trails Day, which was celebrated on June 7.
"This is an exciting time for parks and recreation in Gwinnett County," said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash in a released statement. "I am so proud that all four trails named in Georgia this year are within our very own county parks system."
Gwinnett County will receive a certificate of designation, a set of trail markers and a letter of congratulations from United State Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The trail designation, according to a press release, "recognizes existing trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation."
The national recreation trails program is jointly administered by the National Park Service and the Forest Service along with other federal and non-profit partners.
"I appreciate all of the staff and volunteers who work so hard to make our trails system the best in the nation," said Tina Fleming, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Operations Division Director. "Our trails are wonderful features that offer residents the opportunity to invest in their personal wellness while enjoying Gwinnett's serene natural settings."
Four trails in Gwinnett County -- including two in Dacula -- have been designated as national recreation trails.
Northern Gwinnett County news including the cities of Dacula, Ga. and Buford, Ga.