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Mt. Vernon Bike Trail Section Opens

Despite the heat and storms that hit the area last week, the new section of the Mount Vernon Bike Trail through Jones Point park opened in early July as scheduled. The trail section winds under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, linking up to Union Street in Old Town Alexandria on the northern end, and the trail along the George Washington Parkway on the southern end. Along the trail through the park, there is also a new bathroom and water fountain, for park users as well. The trail is wider through the park, with a special path on the side for pedestrians and joggers. Throughout July, crews are putting the final touches on the Jones Point Lighthouse. For more information on Jones Point, click here.