Sports & Recreation

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Grant's Trail

Grant's Trail takes the things in life you take for granted, like the invention of the wheel, the wind in your hair and semi-picturesque wildlife scences with cattails and creeks, and distributes them along six paved miles. Trailnet (www.trailnet.org) paved the way for the two-lane foot-friendly path in 1994, having purchased the route three years earlier under the "Rails to Trails Act." Now the former Missouri-Pacific stretch provides south-county inline skaters with a welcome alternative to the unremitting asphalt of Gravois Avenue and Lemay Ferry Road. If the woodlands and wetlands skirting the eastern edge of Grant's Farm ain't enough to keep you on your scenic toes, the trail also cuts through some residential areas, making for decent backyard browsing.

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