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Project Update: Shingle Creek Regional Trail – Arrow Ridge Segment

Post Date:05/02/2018 2:06 PM
Shingle Creek Regional Trail board walk North segment.  
Eco-Tourism in the City of Kissimmee

The City of Kissimmee has quickly become a destination for eco-tourism seekers. Nestled into an urban corridor are miles of bike trails, walking paths, and creeks with easy access for kayaks and canoes. These trails don’t just run through the heart of our bustling City, but they also lead riders, walkers, and runners through dense forests and along creek-side board walks into seemingly untouched parts of nature.

Shingle Creek Regional Trail overlook with flowers and lake view

Part of a Bigger Picture

Our desire to create these natural getaways is what drives our passion for the Shingle Creek Regional Trail project. Once completed, this massive trail system will not only surround much of the City of Kissimmee, but it will connect with trail systems in Osceola County, Orange County, and the City of Orlando. The first phase of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in November 2016 and spanned from Hoagland Boulevard (near the Kissimmee Gateway Airport), through Shingle Creek Regional Park, and up towards the Pioneer Village, about a mile and a half north of Vine Street (U.S. Highway 192).

Shingle Creek Regional Trail Map

Arrow Ridge Segment

There’s a lot of excitement as crews have already begun working on the Arrow Ridge segment of this project. This next phase of the trail will connect the phase that ended near the Pioneer Village with another part of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail that is already completed behind the Tapestry development. The 1,800-foot section will also feature one bike rack, two square shelters, and two tables. What really makes this portion of the trail special is that it will run directly through the thick forest area that runs along Shingle Creek, creating another area for nature lovers to escape to.

Shingle Creek Regional Trail Overlook onto Path with lakeview

There’s More To Come

The Arrow Ridge segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail is projected to open this fall, giving residents and guests more options to get outside and stay active. We’ll have more updates on this project soon, including information on construction for the Toho Vista segment which will begin this summer. 

Shingle Creek Regional Trail with man crossing bridge