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University of Baltimore
Celebrating a chilly 'opening day' for newest section of Jones Falls Trail

When the latest section of Baltimore's Jones Falls Trail was completed late in the fall, trail boosters thought it best to hold off on a dedication ceremony. Spring weather would be better, they thought. Not exactly. "It was probably warmer then than it is now," said Molly Gallant of the city's Department of Recreation and Parks, who was among a few dozen urban trail supporters who gathered Saturday at the Cylburn Arboretum to celebrate the new section of trail. Bundled up against the cold, the crowd nursed cups of hot coffee and fidgeted to stay warm as they waited for the ceremonial cutting of a green ribbon stretched between two bicycles. Saturday morning's...